Welocalize

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Welocalize Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
46 Reviews
3.0
46 Reviews
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Welocalize CEO and Founder Smith Yewell
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  1.  

    One of the more interesting companies in the industry

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

    I have been working at Welocalize

    Pros

    I have been in two other companies in the industry. I was looking for a new challenge and landed at Welocalize. Compared to the other two companies where I worked, Welocalize is ahead in more areas than behind. The standout is the people with a flexible and open culture followed by the company's approach to technology.

    Cons

    Compared to the other two companies, Welocalize is a little behind in their training program. The on-boarding is fast and furious with a lot to learn. Those on-boarding steps could be a little better paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great culture, it is the best I have seen so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GOOD Company but you will be stuck here.

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

    I have been working at Welocalize

    Pros

    Nice ppl, they care you.

    Cons

    no personal interact, everything done over the phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    basic benefits should be provided to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best, but not the worst either

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

    I have been working at Welocalize

    Pros

    Great people to work with and get the support you need to finish the job

    Cons

    hard to balance the work and personal life. You are constantly asked to work more than what you should be doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ops/Sales/Management people... Run... Run fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ops in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ops in New York, NY

    I worked at Welocalize full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The orange/black logo colors are great. Computers were nice. Conference calls were pleasant. Reviews were painless. I'm trying to think of the positives....but having a hard time.

    Cons

    This group is completely laughable. They take "a mickey mouse operation" to a whole new level. If they keep burning their employees, they will go under... quick. Watch your back future employees (burn victims)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reputation is everything in the loc world

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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 a 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
  8. 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 a 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
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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