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RWS Moravia Reviews

Updated April 5, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexible hours, work as much or as little as you want" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, professional attitude" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "no benefits under an average of 35h/week during 6 months, performance is not rewarded, little feedback, poor management" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Not much job security or global company initiative support" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWS Moravia full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities at Moravia

    Cons

    many divisions and different cultures in each division

    Advice to Management

    Implement a more unified culture across the company


  2. "First, check out the competitors"

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    Former Employee - Reviewer in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Reviewer in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RWS Moravia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, work/ life balance

    Cons

    I worked for Moravia at a client's facility in Culver City. Moravia is one of 3 vendors operating at the same client and by far the worse. The other 2 companies give from the start a better rate to most employees (depending on the language). Moravia pays a flat $25/hour, whereas you can get $27 from the other two, and maybe even more (you can bargain even if they initially say $25). After completing one year the vendors give the following;
    Company 1: Health insurance (after 3 months), paid holidays, paid vacation 10 days, 401k, compensation if dismissed.
    Company 2: $29/hour to everyone, 2 paid holidays.
    Moravia: NOTHING
    If you are approached by Moravia for a position in Culver City (client facility), your best bet is to contact the other two companies and ask if they also offer the same position. If you stay with Moravia, you will regret it bitterly, as you will feel like a fourth class employee (behind client's employees, and the other two vendors' employees, even though you will do the same job, or even more).
    There is considerable job insecurity.

    Advice to Management

    Match the competition

  3. "Good Opportunities if you work hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like in every company, if you work hard, they'll compensate you somehow. You are responsible of your own growth, but definitely there's always a place for that. Also, you can always share your opinions.

    Cons

    Communication and administration systems need to improve.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "poor salary"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RWS Moravia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely None. we don't have any bonuses

    Cons

    Qa tester translation, poor salary 25/h, no insurance, not regular work

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  5. "Nice company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWS Moravia full-time

    Pros

    i enjoy the flexibility of my position

    Cons

    Turnover is so high lately it's hard to keep a strategy for more than a year.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "A lot of potential hampered by leadership and technology issues"

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RWS Moravia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A global company, with all the pros and cons that come with that. If you like interacting with people from different countries and cultures on a daily basis, this is a place for you. There are many young, enthusiastic and talented people who are fun to work with. There is definitely potential waiting for competent leaders to grab and put to good use.
    The compensation and benefits are decent, and I'm told they go beyond what's common or average in some of the locations.

    Cons

    In recent years, the company lacked focus. There have been a lot of seemingly arbitrary initiatives that didn't have clear leadership or accountability. As a result, many of them were later scrapped or just fizzled out. There have been some improvements in this regard more recently (2018).

    Until recently, there wasn't enough emphasis on employee development and knowledge sharing. You are merely expected to know whatever you need to do your job, there isn't much incentive for employees to strive for excellence, or to go beyond the scope of their everyday duties.

    The company has a problem with technology. They use a large number of poorly integrated tools, which leads to a lot of manual work, frustration and overheads. Some of the tools are clearly inadequate and/or outdated. There seem to be initiatives in place addressing at this now. It remains to be seen how successful they are.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what the company is good at. Focus on the tools, they are a source of frustration and confusion. Be honest and transparent with the employees, show them that you value them and don't just see them as resources.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "No longer a great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RWS Moravia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of pure-hearted nice people work here.

    Cons

    The work environment is getting more and more political. Management is very focused on immediate returns, and every decision is driven by its short-term profitability. The company has got rid of a lot of talents to become “cost efficient.” This was poorly communicated as well, and everyone is afraid of losing their jobs. There’s a high level of insecurity and anxiety across the company. It will take some time for the big boat to sink, and it’s not yet sunk, but if the trend continues, eventually it will.

    Advice to Management

    If you have to downsize, at least communicate it properly and don’t just make people vanish.

  8. "A good part time job, great colleagues"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester
    Current Employee - QA Tester
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at RWS Moravia part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be the perfect job for a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The flexibility is both sides, there is also not much possibilities for further career opportunities


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Hope things get better"

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    Former Employee - Staffing in Monterey, CA
    Former Employee - Staffing in Monterey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of projects which is good
    Hoping now that they have been purchased things might change

    Cons

    They lost one of their best NA employees due to dishonesty in pay, fair treatment, lack of communications, understanding staffing processes, there is a c-level who lurks on social media instead of providing services to sell for profit, they fail to recognize the strengths of good employees which is a loss for this company

    Advice to Management

    Have some thing to offer aside from staffing and then teach your sales people to communicate efficiently and honestly with clients, recognize good talent when you have it, stop lagging in understanding clients needs and seriously learn to work together


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Times, they are a changin'"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RWS Moravia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly and supportive co-workers. You can reach out to anyone on questions and assist others.

    There are plenty of opportunities to work where you love with many remote options.

    Cons

    Not much job security or global company initiative support.