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Lingo24 Reviews

Updated February 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "The possibily to work from home occasionally" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Many smart and friendly colleagues at the workplace" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Being a young company, a lot of change is expected" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No support for employees that want more than average inhouse training" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Promising young company but HORRIBLE L24 APAC Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lingo24 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great company benefits
    - Good pay
    - Work schedule is somehow flexible with an option to work remotely if needed
    - Small group with some professionally minded individual
    - Non-toxic job / work-life balanced is observed

    Cons

    - limited to none career opportunities

    APAC TL and SDD
    - a lot of miscommunication
    - they handle conflicts personally
    - they don't take feedback professionally
    - minimal to none support given to employees
    - inconsistent information between TL and SDD
    - unfair account distribution between Junior PMs and Senior PMs
    - never proactive with suggestions presented and keep blaming other hubs instead
    - most of the time, they only conduct 1:1 coaching when you're at fault or if they feel something is wrong
    - 2016 was a challenging year for everyone but it's very unprofessional for the management to start making assumptions that the company might shut down before the year ends and to start looking for better opportunities instead without keeping in mind the negative impact to other employees.
    - you can feel a huge gap between management and employees
    - a lot of awkwardness in the office whenever there are pressing issues
    - tells non-regular employees that their regularization is highly dependent on what she writes in their evaluation, although it is said as a joke, it does not set a good example to the team
    - we never get to evaluate both TL and SDD performance

    Advice to Management

    The company should hire leaders who share the same vision. People who have great management style, effective leadership and know the real meaning of ONE TEAM. You may hire random people because of what you see on the paper or how they perfectly answer you or present themselves during interview, maybe this time you should consider focusing more on their attitude and their work commitment.


  2. "Good company with terrible management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lingo24 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Plentiful holiday credits
    - Flexibility to work from home
    - Close knit environment
    - Work allows you to grow your network
    - Good health benfits

    Cons

    Lingo24 has different offices but project managers are located in Romania, Panama and Philippines:
    - a lot of retention happening lately

    Below are only for APAC:
    - Conflicts felt as soon as new head and a team leader were put in place. They had conflicting information and always pointed fingers to someone else when they realize they're wrong. Worse, they pretend they never gave out such information. They always make "miscommunication" an excuse, which in itself is something that do not speak well of their management skills. They have a way of speaking to employees that make the latter feel unappreciated and disrespected. They make irrational orders just because they can
    - No support given to team members who have hard time catching up.
    - Huge discrepancy in pays between employees.
    - Inconsistency in implementation of rules. It depends on what is favorable to the management or those close to the management.

    Advice to Management

    Lingo24 is being ran by a sincere man with good vision. It's unfortunate that bad management has become a reflection of the company in the eyes of employees. For the global management, do not only encourage the employees to speak, but do something about it when they do actually speak. Employees, regardless if they are new or senior, should never be made to feel like they are easily replaceable.

  3. "Good place to work for a software developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lingo24 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Management open to new ideas and improvements. You are encouraged to add new technologies to the project or whatever is needed to make it better, but you need to have the initiative. Management does not impose this, so it's up you your team. If this does not happen then you can end up working with outdated codebase.
    - salary above market average
    - 7 flexible working hours
    - lots of vacation days
    - relaxed working atmosphere
    - friendly colleagues

    Cons

    - not many project opportunities (2, 3 internal projects to choose from)
    - not many career promotion opportunities
    - no external training opportunity
    - desks and chairs are old and not that great
    - computers not frequently updated; it can end up very outdated;
    - there was a not that great period in Lingo24 in 2016 when many things changed and some of the older employees still feel it, but now company seems to be on the right track (or so they say ;)


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Panamá (Panama)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Panamá (Panama)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lingo24 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, schedule and work enviroment

    Cons

    Far from city, no restaurants near for lunch


  5. "Do the best for the company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lingo24 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * The people and the camaraderie between colleagues
    * People are free to be themselves and not required to conform to an expected norm
    * Relaxed working atmosphere where hard work is expected minus the stress

    Cons

    Being a young company, a lot of change is expected. However, some of the changes were not favorable to some of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do the best for the company, while still making profit


  6. "A good experience overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lingo24 full-time

    Pros

    * The people and the camaraderie between colleagues
    * People are free to be themselves and not required to conform to an expected norm
    * Relaxed working atmosphere where hard work is expected minus the stress

    Cons

    Being a young company, a lot of change is expected. However, some of the changes were not favorable to some of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you think is best for the company and everyone in it. All the best!


  7. "Great mix of small office in larger company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Development Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lingo24 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management and a real sense of a supportive team make the job much easier and more rewarding

    Cons

    There are still a lot of challenges in adapting to a more tech based solution meaning some things take longer than they should

    Advice to Management

    Back your sales team more

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Beware!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lingo24 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Could be ok as a start to your career and there are a few travel opportunities if you like that.

    Cons

    - The running of the company is very strange
    - Fear and sometimes bullying appears to be used as a way of getting things done
    - Numerous people are made redundant - not a place for job security!
    - Constantly changing plans and chasing silver bullets
    - Intimidation and humiliation used by people at the top when things don't go their way

    Advice to Management

    Be kinder to people


  9. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to start a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Timişoara (Romania)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lingo24 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture. Decent compensation & benefits package. Flexibility around working hours and possibility of doing home office.

    Cons

    This is a company where there is no place to grow. Once you get a job, you practically get stuck in that position whit minor chances to advance your career.


  10. "Challenging but great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lingo24 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people at Lingo24, people who care and give everything to the business and people you just want to share a beer with which was one of the main reasons I joined. The work is diverse and for me at least the fact no two days are the same adds to the fun.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes and it sometimes seems to be harder than it needs to be in a number of ways.

    Advice to Management

    There has been a lot of talk and a lot of changes and now we need to see the results so that we can all believe in the plan.


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