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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good company to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Weehawken, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CLS Communication full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to different projects, interesting and friendly colleagues and supervisors, opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    It's a relatively small firm, with senior management can be less sensitive towards the needs of employees

    Advice to Management

    Improve the decision-making processes, try to put more efforts towards making policies that are supportive to the needs of their employees.


  2. "CLS Communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CLS Communication full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The possibility of targeting multisectors companies both SMB and Large Accounts.
    Managing the full sales cycle and follow up of the clients.

    Cons

    Unfortunately after that CLS Communication has became part of the Lionbridge Group, the business model and company's values got lost and it was not possible anymore meet the requirements of the French market.


  3. "translating for pennies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The colleagues are genuinely nice and helpful, both those in the physical office and those you contact electronically in the other Asian branches.
    My Chinese has improved.

    Cons

    The basic salary is dismal and the bonus system is so skewed in favor of the company, that it has no incentive value because a decent bonus always seems elusive

    Advice to Management

    Charge clients apremium for quality so that you can pay translators a decent, living wage


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  5. "Great people"

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

    I have been working at CLS Communication full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hard working people who always do there best to deliver a great service to the clients. Good tools and technology implemented.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance into management and with the merger there is some confusion over who is responsible for what area.


  6. "dedicated people, lack of focus"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CLS Communication full-time

    Pros

    good entry level jobs, opportunities to gain experience, for the most part highly dedicated people

    Cons

    too much turnover in key positions leading to lack of focus in key areas, take-over of Lionbridge lead to further loss of client focus

    Advice to Management

    get better aligned and create some clear focus area that can then be consistently communicated


  7. "Translator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time, reasonable incentive programs and friendly enviroment

    Cons

    Almost no team building activities

    Advice to Management

    Build corporate culture and give a sense of belonging and identity to employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to learn, but things move slowly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    It's an international company with opportunities to work in many location. Pay and benefits are competitive in the industry.

    Cons

    Senior management is slow to tackle the big issues, doesn't provide a true vision for the company, and gets caught up in "initiatives" that are more form than function.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where you want to compete and how best to compete in those areas. Don't simply repeat what you've done in the past. Get to know your competition.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Entweder Sie lieben oder Sie hassen es!" "You either love it or hate it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Flexible Arbeitszeiten und freundliche Menschen.

    Kleine Teams und offen und sehr multikulturell.

    Ein guter Ort, um an Ihren Sprachkenntnissen zu arbeiten

    Flexible working times and friendly people.
    Small teams and open and very multicultural.
    A good place to work on your language skills

    Cons

    Sehr stressig

    Viele Restrukturierungen und Wechsel in kurzer Zeit.

    Very stressful
    A lot of restructuring and changes in a short time.