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Lionbridge Overview

Waltham, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1996
Company - Private
Information Technology
$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

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  • This week, the Lionbridge Running Club kicked of our inaugural run. Over three miles in 92 degree weather - now, that's commitment! Interested in being part of our team? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQidM

  • It's nice to break up the ordinary lunch routine with the "Chicken on the Road" food truck today at our Waltham HQ (along with non-meat options, too!).

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Lionbridge – Why Work For Us?


About Lionbridge

Welcome to Lionbridge. For 20 years, we’ve provided international organizations with the language, cultural, and technological expertise they need to transform how they communicate globally.

Today, we’re proud to be the world’s #1 globalization company, delivering industry-leading translation and localization, digital marketing, global content management, and application testing services to the world’s top brands.

Clients across industries partner with us on thousands of projects designed to reduce the complexities of multilingual content management, boost production efficiencies, effectively engage diverse audiences—and accelerate global growth.

Our unique Crowd-in-the-Cloud delivery model ensures global brand consistency and local market impact for every project, from document translation for a single market to outsourcing global website operations.

As digital, social, and mobile content needs continue to grow, we remain committed to helping clients succeed across geographies, platforms, and channels with our unmatched experience, ability to scale, and focus on continuous innovation.

Company Overview

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 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency and local relevancy across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries.

Work with Lionbridge

Lionbridge names as one of Forbes "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" in 2015At Lionbridge, 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 are always recruiting the best to work with us in all capacities. Please click the type of position that interests you and explore the possibilities.

We hire across many areas, including:

Global Crowdsourcing/Work-at-Home Opportunities

We are currently recruiting home-based workers and university students from around the world to join our Global Crowdsourcing Community.

Join Our Network of Professionals

Whether you are a translator, transcreator, interpreter, technical writer, tester, or specialize in multimedia or SEO, Lionbridge is interested in your expertise. Take the first steps toward becoming a Lionbridge partner today.

Freelance Interpreters

To sign up as a Lionbridge Interpreter, visit Interpbridge – the Lionbridge Interpretations Portal.

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.

 

WE LOVE GAMES: LIONBRIDGE GAME SERVICES

Join our crew of passionate, international gamers! Search here on Glassdoor for Lionbridge games jobs in Community, Test, Localization/Translation, Audio Production and Marketing. We can’t wait to meet more fellow gamers from around the world, like you!

Partnering with the game industry to raise the bar

At Lionbridge Game 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.

ENHANCING GAME EXPERIENCES THROUGH QUALITY TESTING

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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    Pros

    Lionbridge is a truly global company. There is a high level of transparency at Lionbridge - even though there are over 6,000 employees, the company communicates promotions and new hires. In addition, from a culture perspective, there was recently a meditation class (we even had a really fun super bowl party!). The employees here are all very friendly and helpful. Honestly, before I interviewed here, I was taken back by some of the poor reviews; however, I realize now that many of them are from contractors who work part-time from home who do translation work (vs. FT employees of Lionbridge). Lionbridge has brought in some new leaders who are eager to bring change to the company - and the company is hungry for it, too.

    I wasn't too aware of Lionbridge prior to interviewing here, but now that I'm here, it's a pretty cool company that has grown organically and via acquisition. Lionbridge acquired a digital agency called Darwin no too long ago, which has propelled Lionbridge's digital/emotive marketing area.

    Lionbridge also offers good flexibility to work from home.

    Cons

    Not many that I can think of. The benefits are standard with good time off. Corporate office is very nice, but can be quiet at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate.

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Lionbridge Photos

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Lionbridge Interviews

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

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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