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Lingo24 Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  1. "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 If this does not happen then you can end up working with outdated codebase.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    - computers not frequently updated; it can end up very outdated;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 ;)


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  3. "Do the best for the company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  4. "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!


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. "Challenging but great people"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Could be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people
    The possibily to work from home occasionally

    Cons

    The office space
    The lack of a clear vision for the future, indecisions, constant changes
    Unexperienced managers


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Management cannot be trusted"

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

    I worked at Lingo24 full-time

    Pros

    Seriously, very little worth mentioning (some colleagues and somewhat of a schedule flexibility).

    Cons

    Too many to list, but from what I've seen others have already gotten a few solid ones in. The main thing to note:

    Everyone at the top levels is looking out for themselves and could care less about who they need to throw under a bus in order to safeguard their own behinds (only immunity to this is if you are part of what some call "the influencers inner circle" a.k.a people in high places).

    Motivation? Only if you are into having fear instilled upon you and consider threats as pep talks.

    Career growth is extremely limited (only foreseeable possibility is if you are in U.K.); And you can forget about peace of mind when it comes to job stability (one day you are supervising people, the next you could be demoted to juggling recruit-level tasks).

    Oh, and assuming you currently work there, know that HR/OPs will do all they can to trick you into giving in to their preferred severance terms, so seek legal advice and cover all your bases.

    Advice to Management

    With those oversized egos? No point. They are all snobby tools who believe they know what is best for the company and would never consider listening to anyone below them (read: disposable peons).

    The above coupled with unrealistic targets, over-ambitious goals, and a total disregard of input from people with boots on the ground (those actually handling client/supplier relations) is what makes Lingo24 a sinking ship.

    Lingo24 Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Global Managing Director

    I am sorry that your experience of Lingo24 has left you with the feeling that the Senior Management does not listen nor care about the wider team’s views on how to take the business forward. In... More


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