Lionbridge Employee Reviews about "no pay"

Updated Feb 21, 2020

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Lionbridge CEO and President John Fennelly
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Work from Home Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Ads Assessor in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Lionbridge for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I'm able to work from home, around my kids' schedules. I'm on a great project with a team leader I've known for many years. I think that makes a huge difference.

    Cons

    There are no pay increases or options to move into a different role.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Overall Workplace"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work on lots of different project programs with many experienced individuals

    Cons

    No pay increase after initial hire-in

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Do not waste your time"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transcriber in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work your own hours.

    Cons

    Projects will be placed "on hold" without notice. Basically you have no work to do and no pay for months because "on hold" apparently means canceled. They will announce a new project and then it's "delayed" for months, again leaving you without work.

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    Lionbridge Response

    November 8, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback. - Lionbridge CEO

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Inconsistent standards. Part time held to low hours. No upward mobility or full time available."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rater 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionbridge part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a pay check, albeit with no raises and very limited hours (20 per week is the standard).

    Cons

    Part time. Held to 20 hours per week, sometimes 24 even though they are constantly advertising for openings. No full time, no pay increases, no performance bonuses, no ability to move to other projects like ads or social media, no communication other than if you have somehow not met the constantly changing standards.

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    Lionbridge Response

    September 16, 2019CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. - Lionbridge CEO

  5. "Nice side job"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    When there is work it is not difficult to do. Some times there is two projects at once giving you work options.

    Cons

    No advancement. There are times there are no projects therefore, no pay.

    Lionbridge Response

    September 13, 2019Internal Communications

    Thank you for providing input on your experience. - Lionbridge CEO

  6. Helpful (14)

    "Confused and Frustrated"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Interpreter in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge for more than a year

    Pros

    Convenience of working from home. Feel fulfilled when able to help. Get paid as promised.

    Cons

    There are a few cons, among them poor to no training and no supervision, which is especially important during the early stages of work. if you have any questions on how to handle certain things or rather if you want to know about how company would prefer you to handle those things, you’re pretty much stuck on your own. This naturally backfires with some people doing not a very good job, as later reflects in the group corrective emails we receive on how NOT to behave. However, this is not the biggest of my worries. I’m used to working independently and I’ve been doing this work for quite a few years and have my own professional ethics. Which by the way gives good name to the company, as I’ve received many complements and positive feedback. Of course, no one cares to hear about it, even though a few representatives specifically requested to get transferred to my supervisor so that they can express how happy they are with my services. And it feels good and keeps you motivated. But then you realize that whether you do an average, above average or below average job, it’s all the same. So much for keeping the reputation of the company high. I’m not even going to go into things that are totally unacceptable and that I’m even afraid to think that are true. Namely, having your call volume cut off by the will of the person in charge. I’ve observed a weird pattern time and time again of when I get a lot of calls for a day or two, I get almost no calls the following day or two or three. And then, as I was reading the reviews left by other employees, I’ve come across a person who also felt the same way. By the way, getting phone calls is how we get paid, because we are paid by the minute. I mean we can be logged in all day, but if there are no calls, there is no pay. And this can be very frustrating because you are literally losing time and money, being at someone’s mercy who thinks they have a right to put a cap of how many calls you’re entitled to. Of course, I’m just sharing my suspicions, and there is NO way of proving it, and if it is done, it’s all done low-key. But who would risk confronting an employer and risking to lose their contract? Surely, not me. I’m even writing this review from a different account so that I cannot be tracked down. Anyway, maybe this kind of things don’t happen in other departments and things are nice and peachy. But this particular department is reigned by a few folks who seem to have all the power and can do, as they please. It would be nice to have a nice inspection, perhaps an investigation. Until then, I remain hopeful for better days.

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    Lionbridge Response

    November 16, 2018

    I appreciate your detailed comments and overall post. We value all of your contributions to Lionbridge and are committed to fostering an environment in which our employees can learn and grow professionally. - Lionbridge CEO

  7. Helpful (16)

    "This place is awful!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free coffee and tea. Nice view from the parking lot. Cafeteria is onsite. Tough to come up with 20 positive words.

    Cons

    No pay increases in many years. CEO has surrounded himself with a bunch of yes men. Very political environment which comes right from the top!

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    Lionbridge Response

    March 26, 2018

    It's disappointing to me that you've had such a negative experience with the company. -Lionbridge CEO

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Lionbridge"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge

    Pros

    The convenience of working from home.

    Cons

    Limited communication, no pay increases, lack of benefits, work shortages.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Pay is decent, but inconsistent."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Rater 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lionbridge

    Pros

    Work from home whenever you want. Work isn't especially difficult. $13.50 / hr.

    Cons

    • 20-hour-per-week max (usually). Sometimes they let you work extra hours. • Subjective work. They give you instructions and pages of manuals. I've disagreed with the score conclusions of their senior raters, but at the end of the day, after 2 years with Lionbridge, I was never able to successfully contest one of their decisions that docked me points and resulted in later pay (see below), so I stopped trying. • Payment is awkward. If you get 85% or higher and work 40 hours in the month or more, they give you "early pay," which means you get paid around the tenth of the month after you did the work, but if you don't get advanced pay, you have to wait until the first of the following month. For instance, if you get 85%+ in June, you get paid on July 10th or so, but if you didn't, you get paid on the first or second of August. If you need a steady income, Lionbridge is not for you. • Frequent career-pausing emails: If you score below a certain percentage, your account gets suspended and you can't work until they've reviewed your work and concluded that, with reasonable training, you can be resuscitated. Then they email you training to complete, you complete it, and hopefully you're back to work inside of three weeks. Meanwhile, no work - and no pay. • Training is time-intensive to start. When you do the first round of training, you don't even know if you're going to pass their test. It's time-intensive, and if you don't get the job, you've wasted at least the better part of a day, and if you do, you still don't get paid for doing the training. • Training is ongoing over the course of your time with them (you're invited to at least one hour-long webinar per month to understand why you scored so badly), and, because you're an independent contractor, all training is unpaid. • You now have to file quarterly taxes.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Decent pay, no raises, little support"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Ad Assessor in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lionbridge for more than a year

    Pros

    Legit company Decent pay Total schedule flexibility from home (minimum hour requirements, but they can be worked at your convenience)

    Cons

    Minimal support through training and even less after training. There is a HUGE learning curve with this job, and the first 6 months or so are extremely trenuous. Tedious boring work No pay raises unless your position changes Because you are contracted there are no benefits

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