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Geneva Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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  1. "A place to grow in your career."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Geneva Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to begin a career or begin learning about the language industry.
    The staff is friendly, creative, and helpful during training.
    There is room to grow if you are tenacious and dedicated.

    Cons

    Working with independent contractors can be a challenge with regards to accountability.
    There are times of high pressure with very short turnaround times.


  2. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very serious company, very transparent and has good employees

    Cons

    I almost never get assignments near where I live, although I specified that cannot travel far.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you could try to give assignments to interpreters according to their address, so as to minimize unnecessary travel and waste of time

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional in every way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Geneva Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The employees that work there. the back offices of all the departments are wonderful! All of them work really hard and do their best to get the job done. For their working environment, it's as good as they can get.

    Cons

    Management level and higher. Anyone has has ever held a professional and great working environment BEWARE! This place is a nightmare! This is a place where good people leave because they are fed up with the nonsense, it's slave labor. They don't have the training to understand what a great working environment is, and why should they, it doesn't affect them. Hence the revolving door of employees who come in and out of there. I've never witnessed so many people resigning weekly!!!! So sad. Every person in that office with the exception to management, is just waiting for the right opportunity to get out of there. Said to me in confidence.

    Advice to Management

    Why should I bother with people who really don't care.

    Geneva Worldwide Response

    Sep 11, 2017 – CEO

    We are surprised and saddened to see this review, as Geneva Worldwide’s priority is to foster an environment of teamwork, transparency, & communication.

    The non-specific nature of this complaint... More


  4. "Meh.."

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    Former Employee - Interpreter
    Former Employee - Interpreter

    I worked at Geneva Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    More organized than other companies I've worked with

    Cons

    Less Pay.
    Less Frequent Jobs.
    Different types of interpreting (can be pro and con)
    Mainly doctors visits


  5. Helpful (5)

    "This is the place to work in NYC!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Department Training.
    Approachable & personable colleagues (Management included).
    Opportunities for Growth/Movement.
    100+ years stability as a company, but not stuffy & has a start-up mentality. Constantly improving & anticipating the next moves.
    Not a place to be micromanaged. They allow you to be autonomous but balanced with support.

    Cons

    Freelancers, clients & office staff are not as knowledgeable about the industry & "independent contractor" work as they could be.
    Lack of communication between departments.
    Need for accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Loved the internal survey. I like hearing that all our voices matter & you're ready to improve where it is needed!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interpreter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interpreter/Translator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Interpreter/Translator in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Geneva Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough work . No benefits provided. It can be month without any assignment.


  7. "An OK Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Geneva Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere, friendly coworkers, management's door is always open.

    Cons

    Training could be improved--there is little to no follow up on what is learned or expected from new employees. Salary is way below industry standards. Benefits package the bare minimum. Many coworkers feel it is a great place to get your experience for a year or two and then look for something more "serious."

    Advice to Management

    Implement a training program that sets standards and expectations at the beginning, so that there is less confusion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Interpreter"

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    Current Employee - NYS Interpreter in Mastic, NY
    Current Employee - NYS Interpreter in Mastic, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Geneva Worldwide part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, and friendly professional coordinators.

    Cons

    not enough assignments and no salary stability.

    Advice to Management

    Would love to actually meet with some of the support team that enables us linguist to preform professionally, maybe having a mixer to have the coordinators meet with the linguist every so often.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interpreter for more than two years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and manageable schedule for a freelanced work. Interpreters do not check into the office.

    Cons

    The systems are constantly changing after leave of certain senior staff. The coordinators left out point of contact per assignment; now when you have a question you wouldn't know who to contact. The coordinator not only fail to check in coming emails, they also have your rates confused, leading your pay check to be delayed. There is a portal for scheduling and times sheet that was once running, but is now "inactivated", per one of the coordinator. You get your compensation of the week a month later.

    Advice to Management

    Managers check your teams because the rating had been a sharp drop. If the system was to adjust, update for better. Interpreters should check Cyracom and other firms that offer certification for their employee.


  10. "interpreter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interpreter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Interpreter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Geneva Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can manage my schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes I received late payments

    Advice to Management

    Try to get pay checks on time.


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