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Welocalize Overview

Frederick, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. We provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be our clients trusted partner, sharing our broad expertise and valuable experience to create programs that deliver measurable results.

The foundation of our success is defined by 4-pillars:
customer service, global teamwork ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Looking for German *patent* translators with immediate availability for a large short-term project - email CV + standard rates to

    Years of experience in patent translation, specifically automotive, IT, mechanical, etc.

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Welocalize – Why Work For Us?

Company Culture

Our company culture empowers and encourages people to use the right side of their brains, as well as the left. Our staff is not only brilliant and dedicated, but also committed to efficiency and being able to provide professional, high-quality global localization. This calls for exploring different cultures, experimenting with advanced technology, and collaborating with customers so we can translate what’s on the page and what’s between the lines.

With 1000+ employees in 21 offices across the world, we’re dedicated to the art of high-quality language services and to making all of whom we work with a part of our family. Our executive team sets the direction and empowers a culture that celebrates differences, takes ownership of challenges, continually learns, and has fun while doing it. We push each other to not stand still but move forward through personal and professional growth. And together, we enjoy being together and evolving our culture.

The Welocalize Guiding Principles drive our leadership, employees, and clients, to reach their full potential. It is our vision that our 4-Pillars: Customer Service, Quality, Innovation, and Global Teamwork, are engrained in every success that our company achieves. With these 4-Pillars, the foundation of our company is grounded in values that allow us to engage with each other, our clients, and the rest of the world.

We are one global family with one collective goal – to revolutionize the industry by doing things differently.

Our Mission

Fully realize personal and company potential, creating an insanely great company: being recognized as the most well respected, easy to work with and trusted brand in the industry.

Smith Yewell, Founder + CEO, is the driving force behind our company. Learn more about how the company was brought to life, the journey that has brought us here and the essence of who we are.


Welocalize differentiators are talent, market leadership, enabling business intelligence, supply chain and resource models and our language processing tools. Combined, it is how we achieve success in our fundamental 4-pillars of quality — customer service, global teamwork and innovation.


Our people are the core of how we meet and exceed customer expectations. We have a broad mix of exceptionally talented resources across multiple disciplines from linguistics to process automation, from engineering to program management to build and deliver measurable results.

Our talent is our #1 market differentiator — right people for the right solutions.

Market Leadership

We are vested in localization and translation and participate in advancing our industry. We lead by working as a trusted advisor and looking forward to how we can predict, resolve and innovate for greater efficiencies and impact.

Business Intelligence

Data is the key to making smart business decisions. Our client portal and account management platform provides real-time data to inform and measure success.

Supply Chain Resources

In order to meet growing demands for language services, we are constantly investing in our global supply chain and identifying better, faster ways to reach valuable and vetted resources to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Language Tools

Our automation solutions and enabling technologies are cornerstones to delivering efficient and effective language services. We provide thought leadership and help the industry define best practices for translation automation and natural language processing. As industry experts, we are able to identify the best solutions to meet our client’s needs to achieve the right solutions for defined quality, time and budget requirements.

In Other Words…

open source, automation, convenience, high-quality, high-velocity, now, logistically complex, integrated technologies, expertise and leadership, drive out waste, interoperability, flexibility, partners, proactive, agile, scalable and innovative…

More Than Just Words

We have space to fill.

Welocalize has more than 1000+ team members that span the world. We have 21 global offices and we often have team members who work remotely. We need top talent for a variety of welocalize jobs, from linguists to expert program managers. Looking to be part of something different, something awesome? Then you are in the right place! We are hiring for careers in localization and translation, sales, finance, digital marketing, linguistic testing and more. Apply to be part of our growing team today.

Welocalize Reviews

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67 Ratings
  • "Great company but understand that uncertainty is part of the job"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (More than a year)


    I enjoy the work-life balance at this company. For example, if you need to leave come in late or leave early to go to an appointment, you can finish a project up that night. Employees use this perk all the time to pick up kids from school or workout between stressful projects. I also work on projects that I truly enjoy and work with awesome coworkers around the world!


    Not really a con unless you are not used to a technology company. There are shifting priorities because clients change their minds and translators change their minds too! Employees need to be used to shifting priorities. Employees also need to know what their role is and know who to delegate the work to when a requester asks for something not in their job role. Again not a con, employees just need to own their role and ask for help if they feel overburdened!

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know that if they are overworked that they are probably taking on work that should be completed by other employees. They are working on this now, but we need more clearly defined roles within the company. Also, overtime spot bonuses should go out during peak seasons

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Welocalize Photos

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Welocalize Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Music Metadata Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Welocalize (Cupertino, CA).


    I applied online and reached out to recruiters online. I received a call from the Staffing Account Manager, and she was very punctual, informative, and made me excited about the position. I was brought onsite about 2 weeks later for a 2-hour assessment, and I was given an offer a week later. This was a quick, great interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience with music?   1 Answer
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Welocalize Awards & Accolades

  • John Deere Achieving Excellence Program Partner-Level Supplier, John Deere, 2016
  • 7th Largest Global Language Service Provider, Common Sense Advisory, 2016
  • Maryland International Business Leadership, World Trade Center Institute, 2015
  • Community Volunteer, United Way, 2015
  • 9th Largest Global Language Service Provider, Common Sense Advisory, 2015
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