Lionbridge - Miserable place to work expressed across all Departments | Glassdoor
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"Miserable place to work expressed across all Departments"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A paycheck. You may luck out and have some normal colleagues who make the experience of this place a bit more tolerable.

Cons

Not sure what the deal is with Lionbridge management.. Are they miserable and bitter before working here or does this place make them that way? The Management style.. make their employees feel stupid whether berating them in group emails or meetings. Innovation from employees..hah, you will keep your mouth shut if you have any ideas and sit around rotting waiting for your task; basically assuming the role of a button-pushing monkey. The only way to succeed here is to be an incredible bumkisser. You make one mistake or come up with a better idea than your manager and you're ripped to shreds. This place is good at one thing, making a mess out of honest, hard working, intelligent decent peoples professional and personal lives. A pay raise...HAH! Not one for years for the worker bees but it's fine for senior\middle management to reward themselves with fat raises\bonus\stock options while CEO sends out company-wide emails crying about 'belt tightening, 'trying times' This is a facade of a company which live day by day praying the next product will be the 'great one'. Prospective employees, read the other reviews and decide whether you want to subject yourself to this - trust me, you deserve better. I may sound bitter because I AM, It will take a long time to erase this place from my memories.

Advice to Management

Share the wealth, the cost of living is getting higher. At least give the worker bees a modest increase. We all see the financials and it's not trickling down to the folks who have to tolerate Lionbridge!

Other Employee Reviews for Lionbridge

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Disatisfied"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can pick your work schedule to certain extend one day here or there. If you go on vacation for one month, when you return you will get very little work initially especially if they have enough interpreters.

    Cons

    Lionbridge has always been a snail in paying. At first when they were not computerized it took between 40 to 55 days to get paid. Now that they are computerized the first year some interpreters were getting work 3/4 time on steady basis and got paid within 30 days. As of August, 2011 they changed their form of payment by deducting 5% of the earnings if an interpreter wanted to get on a Net-15 contract -- meaning one would get paid every 15 days. The other form of payment is after 45 days. In reality they are not paying every 45 days but between 47 to 52 days. Lionbridge finance department is managed with delaying tactics. There is no communication with management at all, except the coordinator of the region. Lionbridge does not believe in seniority among the few interpreters that have stayed and they keep hiring new interpreters. The rate when an interpreter starts is $25 and an interpreter can get an increment of one or two increments of $5.00. Any interpreter that receives an additional increment does not get as much work only the ones that get $25.00. Parking was reimbursed but that perk was taken away. All in all it is not a good company to freelance for.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the interpreters that have been loyal to Lionbridge better.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great professional environment to grow in."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment that is culturally different.

    Cons

    Long days of working on one project because of time zones.

    Advice to Management

    It is a great opportunity to grow in!

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