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Lionbridge Software Engineer Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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Lionbridge CEO and President John Fennelly
John Fennelly
4 Ratings
  1. "Entry level work in the games industry"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Was able to work on games for Amazon Studios, and get credited on a couple titles.

    Cons

    Poor communication about the contract details (length, stability).

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Overall cheap but fair company to work for."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are very knowledgeable, but very busy.

    Cons

    LB likes highly skilled people for cheap. If you're not willing to take a pay cut for your skills, look elsewhere.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Shady company"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lower management was personable and appreciative. Easy job. Hiring process for the project I was on was essentially non-existent so that is a plus for those that hate interviews (although it also seemed skeptical until you show up at the location they tell you and find out it is a legit job.)

    Cons

    Terrible HR from the day I started until almost 2 years later when I left. Initially it took them 6 weeks to my paycheck to me because of internal input errors. My address was correct in one place but not the other. I know others that have had similar experiences. Then there were more Payroll errors as I left too and they initially shorted me approximately $800. I did eventually get all the money that they owed me, but I had to check in with them. The organization themselves seems really shady and that they do not care at all about their employees. Our project essentially got pushed out because they did not want to give any benefits to people that have worked for them for multiple years. There was also very little potential for growth and the job was very rote and did not require a lot of skill. The environment in my office was often one of depressed resignation. Perhaps other projects are better because I know that ours did have a unique dynamic at play... However, doubt it. I think there are too many things going on for this company and it creates a lot of mismanagement of resources and talent.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stepping stone for better opportunities"

    2.0
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    Software Test Engineer in Boise, ID
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    - Great for entry level experience in Software Testing - Most employees willing to go above and beyond - small 401k Matching, mediocre health insurance offering

    Cons

    - Unprofessional and gossipy work environment - Lack of stability - Using aged equipment and software that is not up to date. (CRT Monitors, Windows environments were not updated to 7 until much later) - Only path to a full time tester is through part-time work; which often consists of full-time hours for at least a year before even being considered for full-time position. Most employees get "full time" only if their job responsibilities far exceeds a part-time tester (such as working as a team lead).

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "A stepping stone"

    3.0
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    Software Test Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Variety of projects coming down the pipe to work on and lots of things to learn in most projects.

    Cons

    Low pay with no raises

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management, otherwise decent job"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great and the company is growing. They are very good at negotiating their contracts with the companies to which they provide contractors. Fairly secure job.

    Cons

    Working at Lionbridge as a contractor has been a fairly uneventful experience. There is little high-level managerial oversight. HR has been very poor at responding to queries. Corporate policies are barely enforced for contractors, probably because most of them are overseas or brought in from overseas. The common wisdom is that contractors do not get raises, even for contractors that are full-time equivalent employees for years.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tedious and exhausting work environment"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They try to hire smart people. They get employees involved with the interview process. They (generally) try to get you the equipment you need.

    Cons

    They rarely get you the equipment with adequate specs. They are a very corporate environment (in that, if you want to deviate from SOP, it's going to be a big ol' CF). Pay is awful for software engineers.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Not As Good As You Might Think"

    1.0
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    Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Lionbridge gets contracts. They provide testing services to many companies: HP, Belkin, Palm, and many others. They are always hiring.

    Cons

    Lionbridge gets contracts because they can undercut the competition. They can do this because they pay their employees next to nothing. Test engineers are paid very little, and, since most of them are flex employees (no benefits, no job security), they simply lay off a few when their margins need to look good. Career employees aren't treated any better. Lionbridge is one of those companies that thinks that "salary" means "we can screw you over any way we want and you have to take it". Simply, Lionbridge thinks of their employees as nothing more than commodities. Added to this wonderful corporate attitude is the quality of Lionbridge management. Most managers have little managerial training and take their cues from the other, poorly trained managers.

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  9. "."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Airoli

    I worked at Lionbridge full-time

    Pros

    Employee Friendly and Good Growth

    Cons

    no cons. overall good experience

  10. "Don't make fail positive"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible time, good salary

    Cons

    deadline, failure with AI tools

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