Welocalize

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Welocalize Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
40 Reviews
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40 Reviews
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Welocalize CEO and Founder Smith Yewell
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing chance to work at Apple

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Welocalize as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I attained my contractor position at Apple in just a few days. Diana was amazingly helpful and patient with the astonishing amounts of paperwork I had to exchange all over email. She even maintained contact after I started at my position to make sure everything was running smoothly.

    Cons

    I really have nothing to say here

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you want to take your career nowhere this is the place for you!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Welocalize

    Pros

    No dress code, work from home as you please. There are lots of great people

    Cons

    Low salaries if your not in management. You will work 24/7 and go no where. Everyone is stressed, and miserable. More attention needs to be given to the employees. They are the ones that make you money!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within. Be honest. Pay fair salaries.

    If things don't change fast, all your best employees will leave!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's OK job for those who just moved to the US and it's their first job here...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Welocalize as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    International work environment, colleges from all over the world
    Friendly HR and CEO

    Cons

    Low pay. It disturbed me everyday how low I was getting paid. Truly immigrants labor conditions.
    No advancement opportunities
    Unstable: you never know how long the project will last, you never know when you get laid off (saw some people being laid off for unknown reason, but maybe it is more of Apple's policy)
    Also I felt I was not getting any skills that I could apply for my next job besides getting a line in my resume. It's like at Ford's factories: no skills required, no skills gained, just work at the conveyor
    No able to work from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raise would be great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    The dress code is very casual, if you like that. Some very nice and smart people, although none are to be found in the management team

    Cons

    The worst Dickensian sweatshop environment I've ever seen. Dishonest management, constant broken promises, poor infrastructure and support, penny pinching to the extreme. Owned by private equity squeezing every last fraction of a dollar out of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of you should quit. This company will never get better while you are in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    this is great starter company to get experience and get known in the real world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maps Quality Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Maps Quality Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Welocalize as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a good life experience company, they will put you in the right place to work at and will never let you down. They offer various positions and try to suit you in the best place.

    Cons

    The only bad thing is that it is a placement agency, so there is no guarantee that you will have a job security for the near or far away future. It is only a get experience company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish they could place you in long term contracts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Admin Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, you can bring your dog or cat. Everyone is just friendly, however don't let that fool.

    Cons

    This company has the tendency to let people easily. Think twice before you apply.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not too bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Welocalize

    Pros

    This company pays well in this industry

    Cons

    Lack of career path, no room for growth

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Starting to wish I stayed at my old company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Location. Exposure to the big buyers in the industry.

    Cons

    Onboarding program is virtually nonexistent aside from a library of training videos. Basically everything is left up to you to figure out what you need to for the accounts you're assigned to. This is especially difficult because there is very little continuity from account to account so not many people have relevant knowledge to share with you. For example, the same tools are used differently on different accounts and there's no real core workflow to learn and build up from. Teams are disjointed and it's hard to determine who is responsible for what and who is available to help you. I've also noticed trying to find coverage for your time off is basically up to you as there is no cross-training and/or the place is grossly understaffed (or employees are just expected to do the work of many without wanting time off).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons. Also, I was warned about turnover before starting here. Within weeks I saw two projects managers leave, heard horror stories about previous employees not lasting 2 months, and even had clients ask why turnover is so high. After only a couple months I am the most "senior" person on an account. I fully understand why turnover is an issue and it doesn't seem that it's an issue the company cares to address at its core.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great diversity and openness.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse workplace with different cultures, people and ways of doing things. You can be yourself.

    Cons

    On boarding new staff still needs work. There is a lot of learn on your own. Some of the training material needs refresh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The environment of people being able to express themselves openly is great, keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Japanese transcriber for Siri voice recognition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Japanese Transcriber in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Japanese Transcriber in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Welocalize as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    WELOCALIZE Reps are wonderful people! They've treated me and my team members with respect, warm care, and personal attention. And if we had any issues at our work place, they're always willing to listen and provide solutions to us quickly. I respect the fact that they never kept us in the dark.

    Cons

    We wanted to have at least one business lunch with our key Reps, but unfortunately it didn't happen. It would've been really nice, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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