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Lionbridge Overview

Waltham, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than ... Read more

Mission: We break down barriers and build bridges to new opportunity - everywhere.

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Lionbridge – Why Work For Us?

Our people are our pride. It all starts with you.

Who are we?

Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, we have helped companies connect with global customers by delivering marketing, testing and globalization services in more than 300 languages. Through our world-class platform, we orchestrate a network of 500,000 passionate experts in 5,000-plus cities, who partner with brands to create culturally rich experiences. Relentless in our love of linguistics, we use the best of human and machine intelligence to forge understanding that resonates with our customers’ customers. Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 27 countries. 

At Lionbridge, named as one of Forbes "Best Employer for Women," "Best Large Employer," and "America's Most Trustworthy Companies," we pride ourselves on our network of people. Great people work for us as employees, as translators, and as interpreters. Our more than 6,000 people across 26 countries are supported by thousands more who enable our clients’ global success.

We hire across many areas and offer opportunities across the globe in our corporate offices as well as work-from-home opportunities.

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Language Translation Services

Use Language Translation Services to Grow Your Business Internationally With a Strong Multilingual Communication Strategy When you go after global markets, it’s best to go with the global leader. According to industry experts Common Sense Advisory, Lionbridge is the world’s number-one language services provider (LSP) in terms of size, revenue, and breadth of services. How did we get there? By enabling more than 800 world-leading brands to increase global market share, speed product adoption, and more effectively engage customers in local markets worldwide. So as you seek new ways to reach, engage, and support customers and prospects, we’ll help with solutions that span all channels, platforms, and devices. And with our unique combination of geography, technology, and language and cultural expertise, we’ll help you connect with more customers everywhere—through the most diverse portfolio of language translation services including;

  • Website Translation
  • Software Localization
  • Real-Time Translation for Chat & Forums
  • Interpreter Services

Partner with us for deep language and cultural expertise to support your global business needs. Get personal on a global scale by strengthening your connection to consumers everywhere.

Global Marketing Services

Use global marketing services to get personal on a global scale with content that’s relevant, effective, and on-brand.

As the world’s largest marketing localization firm, Lionbridge combines the language expertise and operational capabilities you need to engage the global consumer with the greatest impact. We help you meet global and local demands simultaneously to deliver relevant and compelling marketing content—without sacrificing quality, consistency, or efficiency.

Offload operational complexities and scale your source language campaigns across markets, languages, content types and channels.

Our integrated suite of solutions—including language, creative production, and marketing services—comprises a centralized, global operating model that enables you to:

  • Strike a balance between global and local messaging demands
  • Simplify, scale, and optimize global marketing operations
  • Adapt with agility & manage rapid and constant change

Partner with us for deep language and cultural expertise to support your global marketing campaigns. Get personal on a global scale by strengthening your connection to consumers everywhere with Lionbridge global marketing services.

Website Translation and Localization Services

Improve customer experience by delivering valuable, locally relevant content on a global scale To compete in today’s noisy and crowded international markets, you need to change the way you communicate with the world. We’ll help transform your websites into powerful tools that deliver personalized brand experiences to your global customers. As the world’s largest localization company, we provide the language, cultural, and global marketing expertise you need to engage international consumers with the greatest impact. And from strategic planning to translation and multisite go-live, you can count on our website localization experts to help you deliver high-value, locally relevant content to customers and prospects on a global scale.

Overcome complexity to speed time-to-market and drive growth and profitability Managing website translation projects can be complicated. But as we’ve done for more than 800 of the world’s top brands, we’ll help you overcome the complexities of multilingual content management with our proven operating model, innovative technologies, and the world’s largest network of professional translators. And with our industry-leading global marketing and website localization services you’ll boost production efficiencies, accelerate time-to-market, and more effectively engage diverse audiences. When you partner with Lionbridge, we’ll help you drive growth and profitability in new and existing markets—with multilingual sites that take your brand to new heights. Learn more about our range of website translation services below.

Engineering, Technical Publications, & Training

Our solutions include:

  • Engineering support services
  • Technical documentation
  • Training development

Global Content and Engineering is a division of Lionbridge that supports our customer’s global product lifecycle from engineering, validation, technical documentation, training, translation and engineering support.

With multiple development centers across three continents, Lionbridge combines its worldwide design and development expertise with proven program management to bring life to our client’s products.

We strive to deliver our solutions to global users and customers in the aerospace, automotive, education, industrial, life sciences, software and teleco verticals, leveraging our mutli-shore delivery platform for continuous, long-term efficiency and quality improvements.


Enterprise Crowdsourcing

Reduce costs, scale operations, and maximize productivity with Enterprise Crowdsourcing.

If your organization is looking for new ways to reduce costs while scaling and increasing productivity for business-critical projects, Enterprise Crowdsourcing is for you.

With a secure, cloud-based task management platform and an educated, pre-qualified global crowd of more than 140,000 professionals across 102 countries—you get optimal results in significantly less time than traditional processes.

The power of our crowd workers handles translation, in-country testing, data management projects and more. We’re leading the next generation of outsourcing to help enterprises like yours maximize workforce elasticity while quickly driving high-quality task results.

Explore the Enterprise Crowdsourcing services below to learn more.

Testing Services

Don’t leave user experience to chance. Ensure that your products and apps work seamlessly across cultures and around the world.

Your brand and your business are built on quality and reliability—factors that depend on rigorous pre-release testing. Improve quality, avoid delays, speed time-to-market and reduce costs with our suite of testing services.

Translation Technology

Select From a Range of Tools For All Your Language Service Needs Our technologies are like translation tools. You want to choose the right one for the most optimal outcome. At Lionbridge, we provide a range of options to match every variable, so you can be sure you’ve got the right technology, at the right time, and at the right cost for your particular project.

Do you need low-cost, real-time translation for chat or customer support? What about those last-minute, urgent jobs that require both high quality and speed? Could you use a cloud-based platform that adapts content on your multilingual sites when changes are made to your primary site? From CMS connector technology to tracking and managing translation activity, we’ve got the translation technology you need to get the job done right—and at the right price. Explore the options below to learn more.



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Partnering with the games industry to raise the bar

At Lionbridge Games Services we love playing and testing games. We provide a full suite of end-to-end services to enable game studios to focus on getting products and services to market.


Quality assurance and testing are essential if you want to develop and deliver reliable game experiences that meet and exceed your customers' expectations.

Our in-house talent works around the clock in centralized game production centers across Europe, North America, and Asia to maintain our record of quality, on-time and cost-effective game services.

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What is the Smart Crowd?

We are a growing group of people who chose to work in the "Cloud" on our own terms: Night or day; two hours today and six tomorrow; at home or in a café anywhere in the world.

We gather people from all over the world especially those who are bilingual. Using our innovative cloud technologies, and our worldwide crowd of more than 100,000 cloud workers, we provide integrated solutions that enable clients to successfully market, sell and support their products and services in global markets.

Why would I join the Smart Crowd?

We offer you the ability to earn money by completing small tasks that you can fit in your schedule. You work for yourself, on as many tasks as you choose, from your own device, wherever, and whenever, you want. Plus you are connected to a global community of workers just like yourself!

Most people join us in the Smart Crowd for the opportunity to supplement their income. There is no long term commitment, simply complete the tasks you signed up for. We have a variety of tasks in data research, data entry, language, testing, and more.

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    Big focus on creating a culture and ensuring that we are all collaborating with one another. Leadership team has gone above and beyond to convey that message. No complains at all!


    No cons as of right now. New leadership has continued to have clear communication with us.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Lionbridge (Waltham, MA) in May 2017.


    Phone interview with recruiter, followed the next day by a phone call with the hiring manager. Within a week I was invited onsite and met with 5 individuals for 45 minute interviews each. They asked relevant and interesting questions and were open to my questions. The recruiter got back to me within a few days to discuss the interview and an offer came immediately afterwards. It was an organized process all the way through. The recruiter was friendly, helpful, and transparent. The best process I went through in my career search. I believe most of the negative reviews are from part time contractors/interpreters and not corporate full time employees.

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    • Mostly about experience and technologies used previously. A few specific technical questions about things I hadn't done in years and they were understanding of that.   Answer Question
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