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Akorbi Overview

www.akorbi.com
Plano, TX
201 to 500 employees
2003
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Lionbridge, SDL, TransPerfect
About Akorbi
Akorbi offers multilingual business solutions in more than 170 languages. The company offers a full range of language, localization and global marketing solutions, including: professional staffing, translation, interpretation, multilingual call centers ... Read more

Mission: To lead the localization industry with technology and innovation driven by our values, integrity, culture and outstanding talent.

Akorbi Reviews

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits were great.

    Cons

    It was somewhat difficult to get in contact with the company. The e-mail responses were slow, and sometimes I had to e-mail the person several times to receive a response.

    The work was monotone and there wasn't any room for growth or change. However, this was not the fault of Akorbi, but more of a characteristic of the workplace to which I was contracted to. I didn't actually work in an Akorbi office.

    Advice to Management

    Improve response times.

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Akorbi Interviews

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    Localization Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Akorbi in June 2017.

    Interview

    Started with a recruiter following up on an application I submitted for PM working on a virtual basis. After speaking with the recruiter and hearing a salary I liked, I expressed my interest. Recruiter passed on my resume.

    In a week or so, I heard back, but the recruiter apologetically asked me to take an online Kolbe personality test. Okay, I said and took 30 minutes to answer the scenarios. So then I didn't hear back for almost a month. Then it was back on, recruiter said, the position was on hold but the hiring process was back on track.

    I had a good interview with the head of content, who then set up a second interview with the direct line manager and a director.

    The second interview with the hiring manager and director was weird. The director talked slow and began by asking whether I had ever taken part in a behavioral interview. After considerable time-wasting, we got going, but it was never clear what they wanted to hear.

    They kept asking about how I would handle errors, three or four times. They must make a lot of mistakes! Why would anyone want to join an organization so focused on errors? Focus on your strengths.

    Negative vibe from org. They are not a very developed or mature company in the business. Had trouble explaining how they manage quality control, which is an ABC of project management in language services.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle errors?   1 Answer
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Akorbi Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies, WPO and American Express OPEN, 2015
  • Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Enterprising Women Magazine, 2015
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