TransPerfect - Don't waste years of your life here | Glassdoor
Pros
  • "great opportunity to learn a lot from your project" (in 20 reviews)

  • "TransPerfect has great people to work with" (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work life balance is straight up crap I can't even sugar coat that" (in 69 reviews)

  • "Very long hours without compensation" (in 79 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

Helpful (8)

"Don't waste years of your life here"

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Current Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at TransPerfect full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

You become close with your co-workers because you're all going through the same difficulties. Similar to a pledge class, I suppose.

Cons

TransPerfect's business model is based upon having people work as much unpaid overtime as possible. The business environment is hostile, where departments only interact to yell at each other. Outdated software and processes make what should be easy work, time-consuming. The volume of work that will be assigned to you will be too much. Quality suffers because everything is rushed out the door because there are SO many other jobs that need attention. You can theoretically have a lunch break. If you do leave for more than 20 minutes for lunch, however, you will come back to a stalled project, and tons of emails from people angry that something has gone wrong. That's why no ones does take lunch breaks.

Advice to Management

If you've spend the majority of your working career at TransPerfect, you may not realize how toxic the environment is. You need to see how crazy and harmful the culture is at TransPerfect--this is not normal.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Hilarious how fake the positive reviews are: this place is awful!"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a lot of responsibility, if you like getting loads of work without any clear direction and then being yelled at for mistakes, this is the place for you , you are owning it. congratulations and welcome to the world of mind games at TransPerfect

    Cons

    Everything about this place is awful. Senior management does not value a single person. There are some in middle management that try to make some changes, but all that effort is shut down by senior managers. Those in power are a rat pack with no clear experience in accomplishing what they ask their people to do

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, acknowledge your current model is broken, this is not high school, instead of asking people to write fake reviews just change the environment,


  2. "Hard work, but you own your own success"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have great colleagues; the office is in a prime location in SF.

    I left for the opportunity to join a startup, but otherwise, it was the first job I've had that I was excited to come in every day to work at. I felt like I had to work hard, like I was pushed to be better, but that I got credit for the successes that came from my work. There was maybe a month or 2 in the beginning where I wasn't sure how things would turn out.

    But then it began to pay off.

    Cons

    You definitely need to work hard to keep up with the people around you. Some people around me had no sense of work/life balance, but I felt like I was able to maintain mine and still succeed.

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