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Park IP Translation Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2019

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Park IP Translation full-time

    Pros

    Great teams to work in Good and nice people Thorough training provided at the start Continously learning and sharing of knowledge Good feedback loop

    Cons

    The work requires long hours The pay isn't as high as it should be There are not many growth opportunities available.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the teams better and take actions sooner rather than later.

    Park IP Translation2015-06-18
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Life in Park IP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Park IP Translation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is coffee and some appropriately nice and professional people to work with.

    Cons

    Management lacks leadership skills and professionalism. They have created a culture of pretense and lack of compensation although requiring more work to be completed. Management has even been heard to say they are proud of not being "nice", and they speak rudely of other team members. There is no career growth available even if you work hard. Just the false sense of growth. The only people who have been promoted are...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with care and respect, they are the ones working hard to earn the company money, maintain clients and build the company's reputation.

    Park IP Translation2019-04-30
  3. Helpful (3)

    "below market compensation package"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Park IP Translation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    fellow project managers were really nice to work with

    Cons

    Having worked at Park, it's simply a fact that competitors in the patent translation/filing industry pay more and offer better benefits, while at the same time offer a shorter work day for project managers. I experienced the bonus pool for project managers get completely slashed for no other reason than welocalize's (that's the parent company) policies. I literally sat in a meeting with a group of Project Managers where...

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    Park IP Translation2019-03-17
  4. Helpful (9)

    "This place is thoroughly terrible"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Park IP Translation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - indoor plumbing - restroom facilities on premises - microwave - double-screen PC monitors

    Cons

    After working here you will lose your ability to make any meaningful contribution toward society. At best, spending any amount of time here will severely hinder your competitiveness in the job market, at worst it will destroy your soul. The toxic work environment has caused many people to develop mental illness and substance abuse issues while working here, very obvious in senior management.

    Advice to Management

    I pity you because you are largely unemployable.

    Park IP Translation2019-02-14
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Take your talent elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Park IP Translation full-time

    Pros

    Main office is in midtown Manhattan

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid operational workers. PMs work on average 60 hours a week and barely make $50,000 a year. Zero work life balance, zero consistency in management direction, no transparency in career path, HR decisions, major business directives among other essential necessities one needs to effectively do their job properly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they are all miserable. We have all come to management at one point or another (I have personally taken these issues straight to Erin Wynn, the COO on multiple occasions) however no one listens which is visible because no action ever gets taken.

    Park IP Translation2019-02-05
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Keep looking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Park IP Translation full-time

    Pros

    Unfortunately, there are few redeeming points about this company.

    Cons

    As long as the US education system churns out young professionals willing to be slaves for inadequate compensation, Park IP will be in business. If you’re considering a job at Park IP, take a moment to reflect on what is important to you in a job. If self-respect, work-life balance, and an opportunity to grow within an organization is your aim, go back to the drawing board and send out ONE more resume, and then send one...

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    Advice to Management

    Poll your employees in the NY office and ask them about how they feel, and then make adjustments accordingly. You'll find an overwhelming majority are overworked, underpaid, and generally unhappy. And consider hiring competent managers.

    Park IP Translation2019-01-17
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Poor culture and work-life balance, especially for Project Managers"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Park IP Translation full-time

    Pros

    Majority of the people here are really great both to work with and on a personal level.

    Cons

    -Workloads are very unreasonable and each day is a never-ending grind, scrambling to try and get all the work done, but there's never enough time. It's always heads-down and in the weeds, never a free moment to stop, take a breathe and think. -Employees are often operating under high duress. It was not uncommon to hear someone say they broke down and cried in their one on one with their manager because the stress was...

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    Advice to Management

    I'll simply recommend that they read and consider some of the points in this book: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried.

    Park IP Translation2018-10-04
  8. Helpful (6)

    "See for yourself."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Park IP Translation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job. Requires little knowledge.

    Cons

    No room for growth Favoritism to employees Not all employees get treated same. People get stuck doing other peoples work. No great team work. Late hours, no acknowledgement of hard work. Exploiting talent. Terrible pay.

    Park IP Translation2016-02-25
  9. "Nice People, Very Boring Work"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Park IP Translation

    Pros

    People are not that bad Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Work Pay Old way of thinking Almost no initial training Not very honest about the position

    Park IP Translation2015-02-17
  10. Helpful (13)

    "If you value a balance between work and life, this is not the place to be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Park IP Translation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience in managing several projects simultaneously. Ensured that each employee was well trained in the policies of the business and continuing education/seminars within the company.

    Cons

    Work hours were too long, and no compensation for continuously having to work over-time, no benefits provided, work environment/climate felt very tense, favoring of employees because of connections

    Park IP Translation2014-08-07
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