Transparent Language Inc

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  1. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Leader in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Software QA Leader in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Transparent Language Inc

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good people to work with. Management is very fair, promotions come if you work hard (as they should). The environment is very laid back and relaxed for the most part (except for government conferences)

    Cons

    User Experience and Product Development team are all one, they sometimes are out of touch with the end users. Many times QA ends up writing the "Specs" because they weren't there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the proper software development life cycle, before you write a product, build a spec document, and stick to it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Working here is a stepping stone to better opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web QA Team in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Web QA Team in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Transparent Language Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. You are left alone to accomplish what you are working on.

    Cons

    The pay is AWFUL. Transparent Language probably pays some of the lowest wages in the state for similar work. Be prepared to make HALF of what you'd make at another job doing the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Good employees should be moved up the ranks. Don't be the farm team for higher paying companies.


  3. Helpful (4)

    This company is stuck in the 1990's.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transparent Language Inc full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can wear sweatpants. Lots of people "work from home" when they feel like it. People have left here and gone on to be successful.

    Cons

    Transparent Language management makes very poor decisions. Consistently losing clients and having lay-offs. Dated and inferior technology. The QA people who don't dress appropriate for a professional workplace and smell awful. The CEO runs a software company and maintains control over the products but has no idea about software, programming, or tech trends- or really anything current pertaining to technology. This causes antiquated processes in every department and is the main reason Transparent Language has not seen much recent success.

    Advice to Management

    Your only real success is in government contracts. Don't try anything else. Drop the content, creative, UX, and product people and hire that work out to people who are real experts in your field. There's ads for products that are nicer than the products themselves. Put all your money into developing new innovative software and less into marketing and sales. A better product will sell itself in reviews and accolades.


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  5. Don't expect anything while working at Transparent Language

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Transparent Language Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is hands-off allowing you to work at your own pace. Provide solid benefits if you can receive full-time status.

    Cons

    Despite what you're told, no room for advancement. Due to reliance on government contracts, risk of layoffs is greater than most companies. Able to bring up desired improvements to management.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in management that will learn from mistakes and be willing to adapt to changes in environments.


  6. house of cards

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Transparent Language Inc part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    truly believe in their work tell a very good storey that they lasted 20 years is miracle have some loyal customers and employee

    Cons

    talented people leave and pushed out leadership afraid of change and growth weak technology - years behind design and test in us but development is sent to russia bad partners and sales going down

    Advice to Management

    someday gamble on winning instead of always playing safe


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great people, badly managed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Transparent Language Inc full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, very diverse and friendly co-workers. Very interesting mission. It should be better known, and has potential for being a serious contender.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a good strategy for the company, focusing on a single target market. Lack of risk diversification and product innovation results in random periods of job destruction.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more serious marketing efforts. Be open to target more markets.


  8. weird place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Great Place to Work If You Are A Gamer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Great Place to Work If You Are A Gamer in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Transparent Language Inc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with time off and break times. If you are a gamer, there's a sense of community.

    Cons

    If you don't play World of Warcraft or Minecraft you will get fired! Work stops to discuss the latest trends in WOW. If you discuss any thing really work related, it's basically are viewed as a bad guy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let 22-24 year old kids run a multimillion dollar company. Take experience over game play. If you are hiring, let the temps have a crack at the job.


  9. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH

    I have been working at Transparent Language Inc

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    Same old thing every day

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people working for you



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