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Pros
  • "great opportunity to learn a lot from your project(in 20 reviews)

  • "TransPerfect has great people to work with(in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work life balance is straight up crap I can't even sugar coat that(in 69 reviews)

  • "Very long hours without compensation(in 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Relaxed environment Not too difficult to learn

    Cons

    Long hours They don’t pay overtime

    Advice to Management

    Pay based on performance not on time with the company

  2. "Big Corporation with Poor Management Structures"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect for more than a year

    Pros

    Most pros that are available in corporations: wide selection of career opportunities, fresh fruit at the office.

    Cons

    Poorly managed departments, no planning ahead just putting off fires with new young people that come and go because of the short term contracts. People are either working overtime or not showing effort for anything. Overtime is seen as a must, even though good planning and being less oriented in quantity but in quality would clear the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, they have a lot of good tips that could help.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "the worst"

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

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    get experience to work for another company

    Cons

    poor management working overtime all the time with no compensation managers will bully you into doing something you do not want to do NYC office was gross, has cockroaches and rats crawling around

  4. Helpful (4)

    "TransPerfect Life Sciences"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Young, fun, energetic employees. lots of opportunities to learn and explore career paths. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry standards, Focused on meeting sales target without adding resources to implementation and project management team. High turnover rate.

  5. Helpful (38)

    "This Job Ruined My Life"

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

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    None, not once, not ever. Truly N/A.

    Cons

    During my first week, a coworker came up to my desk and said, “Run. You need to get out of here. They will ruin your life. This is not a real company, they don’t know what they’re doing, and these people are terrible. This is one of the worst jobs you could have, and I advise you to leave as soon as possible.” This is about to be a long review, and it won’t even come close to capturing the horror of employment by TransPerfect...

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    Advice to Management

    Offer encouragement, do what you say you will do, ignore your mentally unstable CEOs, and don't get a job managing people if you don't like people.

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Popularity Contest"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fun Team Cultures Easy Work Relaxed Atmosphere

    Cons

    You are/feel very expendable Poor leadership - Feels like a popularity contest rather than meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Invest in professional leadership training

  7. Helpful (14)

    "Great people under the thumb of greed"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, and everyone is committed to the job. You get to work with people from all over the world. The company has offices in the top locations of every country it inhabits, and PMs can work out of these offices.

    Cons

    It becomes clear pretty early on, that this company hires mainly college grads who don't know they should expect respect, boundaries, and perks from the job. Employees are paid insultingly low salaries, and are expected to pay translators the same level of meager wages. The hours are terrible - 9 to 6 is the signed contract, but there are days you'll come in at 8:30 and won't leave til 9. You're on salary, so you don't...

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    Advice to Management

    Stark respecting your employees. You have such high turnover, and this puts even more stress on the other employees. Raise wages.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great company culture where everyone is eager and passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Everyone assumes its just a language company

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Work/Life Balance But Learn a Lot"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible hours (to some extent), a lot of autonomy, you will learn a lot about language and PM processes

    Cons

    Too much work, constant state of stress due to unreasonable deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Add more Project Managers and stop overloading the ones that you currently have

  10. Helpful (8)

    "STAY AWAY from this place."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot of stuff real fast.

    Cons

    TPT was run like a frat house when I was there. Totally NO accountability from upper management and absolutely no transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Please resign.

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