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Found 781 reviews

2.8
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32%
Recommend to a Friend
46%
Approve of CEO
Phil Shawe
16 Ratings
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)

More Pros and Cons
  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. "Pyramid Scheme"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You run your own book of business You're able to interact with clients flexibly (i.e. in-person, via email, over the phone)

    Cons

    Pyramid scheme - they keep the high earners high, and the low earners low. They do not train their employees to be managers - they simply make you manager if you earn enough money. You barely make any commission for the first several years. Terrible office culture - no respect for upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Take interest in your team and actually encourage them to grow instead of dropping them in the deep end.

  3. "Good place to work. Could be great (see cons)"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary for IT workers. Bonuses.

    Cons

    Benefits start after 2 full months of employment. 401k match is on the low side.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the cons .

  4. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TransPerfect has a great office culture and has been very successful. They really try to help you advance your career. I've really enjoyed my time here thus far.

    Cons

    none come to mind right now.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Dead End Job"

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    Former Employee - Interpreter in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pre-existing interpretation experience required

    Cons

    Management focus more on producing revenue over developing employee loyalty

  6. "Great sales experience and knowledge to a lot of business services"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive 

      I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

      Pros

      - excellent resources from marketing dept to sell services

      Cons

      - long hours with limited pay

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good place to start a career, but not stay more than a few years"

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      Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - You manage big projects for big clients very early on - Great location - Steadily growing company - There can be decent growth opportunities for the first 5 years

      Cons

      - Fairly intense hours - Not the easiest industry to transition out of - The egos of the sales teams can be obnoxious

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Work Experience"

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      Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      The people who work at TransPerfect are helpful and knowledgeable.

      Cons

      Management is unwilling to pay overtime/bonuses. It is extremely hard to get a reasonable wage.

    • 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

    • "Project coordinator"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at TransPerfect full-time

        Pros

        multi-cultured environment. great opportunity to learn a lot from your project.

        Cons

        long working hours. tight deadlines. salary increment is not upto the mark.

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