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Language World Services Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2018

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  1. "Medical Interpreter"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Language World Services part-time

      Pros

      Flexible scheduling allows you to work according to your own schedules.

      Cons

      No real downsides during my employment there.

      Language World Services2018-03-14
    • "Medical Interpreter"

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      Former Employee - Interpreter 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Language World Services full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I was a full time interpreter for Language World Services. Management was always supportive and made us interpreters feel appreciated. - Help pay for certification -Paid sick leave - Medical benefits Always felt appreciated and supported. Managers in general were good at communicating.

      Cons

      Freelance interpreters are paid more, but has it's downsides. It's up to you what you prefer

      Language World Services2018-02-12
    • "Professional and flexible job"

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      Former Employee - Interpreter in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Language World Services part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Flexibility, variety, an opportunity to constantly learn and witness new things. Interpreting is very meaningful work. Language world is very professional and treats interpreters very well. Management is very easy to get a hold of, which is a plus.

      Cons

      Sometimes assignments are far and traffic in the Bay Area is never easy. Hours vary from week to week. However there are full time employment opportunities available for certain providers.

      Language World Services2018-02-02
    • "Interpreters"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Language World Services full-time

      Pros

      Good work schedule and accesibility

      Cons

      Hectic, fast paced, monotonous, stuck at a desk

      Language World Services2018-01-10
    • "On-Call Staff Interpreter"

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      Former Employee - Graduate Student in Berkeley, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Language World Services part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I worked for LWS for about three years while I completed my undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley. This job was a great opportunity for someone like me, a young professional preparing to enter the workforce, because it allowed me to interact with a variety of professionals: doctors, nurses, technicians, and it further developed my interpersonal skills. It was also a great opportunity to begin networking and establishing...

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      Cons

      - Driving from one place to another in the Bay Area can be stressful due to traffic and accidents, especially when you have to be on time for appointments. - little interaction with other LWS employees/ interpreters as an on-call staff interpreter - Need full-time availability to get the best compensation,

      Language World Services2017-12-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "An excellent place for students and beginners"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Language World Services part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      This place has mixed reviews regarding its benefits, pay rate, career path, management, etc. As a former part-time employee for two years, I suggest you evaluate the opportunity based on your own career goals. It is all about whether it matches or fits your current personal situation. Below are just some personal observations: Pro 1: A great training system LWS stands out because of its investment in training and...

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      Cons

      - Pay rate. The pay rate here was notoriously lower than others in the field. Again, it is great for students and beginners if you look at it as an internship or training opportunity. Obviously this is underpaid for experienced interpreters who only work as part-time. But there are people who work part-time for years there. I know some housewives and people running their small businesses enjoy working there. Again, it...

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      Advice to Management

      Focus on building career paths for interpreters to increase retention rate and sustainability.

      Language World Services2017-11-26
    • "Great supportive and organized company!"

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      Former Employee - Contracted Full-Time Interpreter in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Language World Services full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Everything about Language World Services was great-- from the call center to the way everything was organized, to a great supervisor whom I can trust and feel comfortable reaching out to.

      Cons

      Sometimes waiting times in between can be long, but we can always bring a book or some work to kill the time.

      Advice to Management

      Great job!

      Language World Services2017-11-09
    • "Great place to work at!"

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        Current Employee - Healthcare Interpreter in Carmichael, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Language World Services part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        It has been a year since I became a part of LWS team and my experience working with the company has been nothing but positive. As an interpreter I find my job very rewarding. I go to each assignment with a great excitement, because every appointment is different and there's always something new to learn. The greatest awareness of each assignment I go to is the ability to connect both patient and provider with an accuracy...

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        Cons

        None so far. The company is successful in every aspect . Any new innovation for the better always works and it shows.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work!

        Language World Services2017-05-23
      • "Good atmosphere"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Language World Services

          Pros

          very flexible schedules, training provided

          Cons

          Sometimes there isn't enough assignments

          Advice to Management

          Keep up the good work

          Language World Services2017-04-25
        • "Office Manager"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Language World Services full-time

          Pros

          This is such an amazing company!! From the president of the company to the office staff to the interpreters you couldn't ask for a greater bunch of human beings!! Truly a company that is passionate about helping fellow human beings. I would highly recommend this company for anyone who wants to feel a sense of comradeship and service to others!!

          Cons

          I have no cons as of yet.. if I was pressed I'd say it can be hard at times to understand others with very thick accents, but I looks at is as a learning experience :)

          Advice to Management

          I love that managers feel connected to the staff and are very approachable! Keep up the great work!!

          Language World Services2017-04-22
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