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  • I work from home as a Website Rater (in 170 reviews)

  • Flexible, Work-Life Balance, Decent Pay (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits, no changes in salary (in 28 reviews)

  • There seems to be full time work from home positions but there doesn't seem to be any way to learn how to get in to them for part timers (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Liberal Arts and Business"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people. Good career opportunities. Nice mix of the academic with business. Bright leadership. Where else can I use my liberal arts degree?

    Cons

    Compensation can lag the market


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Summary of 4 year experience"

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    Former Employee - Global Program Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Global Program Manager in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Lionbridge (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some flexibility in work location, good work/life balance, minimal supervision

    Cons

    low salary, no career progression, stagnant revenues

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better business strategy, and invest in your people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ok short term"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Go to learn much. Lots to do. Clear impact on bottom line. Easy access to executives. Smart people worldwide.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Not much incentives and poor benefits. Top heavy. Lack of real review process leading to promotions and/or salary adjustments/bonus. No learning from failure culture. Message from the top "Keep doing a good job and don't complain otherwise you get out". Company growing through mergers. No career development path.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and empower middle management layers to support line level employees. Offer perks and deliver them to performing employees at performance review time.


  4. "Lost company"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has excellent customers. They have a deep history in the Translation and Content business.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Business continues to shrink with no new customers. Salary increases are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to some other organization who knows how to run a business.


  5. "Rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Visibility; Latitude to make decisions;

    Cons

    Limited career growth; Excessive focus on translation business

    Advice to Management

    Increased focus on Application Services


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run, don't walk away from this company"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Obtaining technical experience to support your resume,

    Cons

    Senior management is out of touch with the clients and the employees. Recent surveys requested by senior management determined that some clients do not trust or respect the senior management, and the Lionbridge employees do not trust or respect the senior management.

    Advice to Management

    You have a tremendous pool of resources in your employees - listen to them. More importantly, listen to your clients. Your elitist mentality of forcing Lionbridge ideals to the clients is alienating the clients. The emphasis on internal reporting and analysis without knowing what the clients need is frustrating the employees and the clients. Boise management has lied to the clients and lied to the employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Large company. so can bargain with contracting company.

    Cons

    Management does not care about or understand the work of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care about what you do and you will succeed. Party less.

  8. "Test Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Test Program Manager in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Test Program Manager in Chennai (India)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good to have a platform to understand company profile and honest feedback

    Cons

    Would be good if the anonymous comments are managed well