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Lionbridge Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Lionbridge also offers good flexibility to work from home (in 139 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance and schedule (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Because you are contracted there are no benefits" (in 20 reviews) (in 24 reviews)

  • There are no pay increases or options to move into a different role (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to get your foot in the door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere - given "mentors" whom which you can ask questions and grow from. Interns are trained in regards to making cold-calls.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons at the moment! Nice place to start your future careers in sales.


  2. "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The company promotes from within
    -The managers really care about you
    -If an account is lost the manager will do everything they can to place you in another position
    -Great team environment

    Cons

    -Hard to get a raise pushed through corporate
    -Corporate steps take forever to jump through.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Logistics Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice & friendly people. For me at least they took you to lunch as meet and great the management, and staff.

    Cons

    Pay is okay. Micromanagement. Who's the actual boss issues and poor decisions of assigning actual manager vs workers. Management can be overbearing and provide unrealistic schedules for work efforts. Some infighting with sister division in Missouri. Unfortunately management assigns worker who are eager, but no substitute for either a mix of college with actual mechanical or electronic engineering or experience in either engineering areas.


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  5. "good part-time income"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    work from home, set your own hours

    Cons

    paid as independent contractor, can be confusing at times with all of the updated guidlines


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Management and Schedules, Decent Benefits

    Cons

    High Turnover, Low Retention, Low tiered wages

    Advice to Management

    Work on trying to retain your employees, and making them an important part of the business, not just a profit sum.


  7. "Tough politics, fast career development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some really good teams to be a part of with good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Execs get caught up in politics more than making things happen for the company. Senior management's style is outdated for modern work needs. They don't really care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make it happen.


  8. "internet evaluator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    make you study 142 pages of a manual just to tell you sorry your ip address will not let you take the exam

    Cons

    work from home which is a plus

    Advice to Management

    get new management


  9. "Lionbridge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    No incentives such as bonuses or yearly raises

    Advice to Management

    Add more incentives.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Don't apply to Lionbridge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well, co-workers are a great bunch.

    Cons

    Everyone is hired on as an Operator 1 in a flex status. That means that if you come to work and there is no work that day they will pay you for half an hour of work and then send you home for the day. They can do that every day of the week if they want to. They will not tell you the day before if they will need you or not.
    In other words, sometimes Lionbridge is an employer in name only. Sometimes you get 40 hours of work a week. It's all at the discretion of the company.
    Furthermore, the head honcho doesn't care much about his workers. His first priority is to the company and getting the work done. He could care less if his workers have job satisfaction or even enough work, so long as the work assigned to his workers gets done.
    The final nail in the coffin is that there are almost no advancement opportunities. You have to work there and do an exemplary job for at least 1.5 years before you can move up even one rung on the ladder.
    In short, if you are looking for a good full time job with advancement opportunities, don't apply to Lionbridge. If you want a part time position or filler work, Lionbridge is great.

    Advice to Management

    Let your workers know how much work is coming up so they can make plans going forward. Promote good workers every 6 to 9 months so they can feel like they are learning and growing. Don't leave workers in the dark as to how much work there is to do in the future. Also, don't play favorites. Work ethics are more important than social contacts.


  11. "Nice people to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are variety opportunities to learn many things. If you are a hard-worker and enjoy challenging issues, it might be a place for you. There are nice people to work with.

    Cons

    There are not many social events are happening. It takes a while to be promoted. The pay scale is a bit lower than the average.



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