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TransPerfect Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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TransPerfect Co-CEO Elizabeth Elting
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Pros
  • "Fun, work hard play hard culture" (in 26 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 68 reviews)

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

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  1. "Product manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Good start to grow in new career

    Cons

    not enough time to get everything done


  2. "Document Review"

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    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Document Review Attorney in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, centrally located, paid covered parking.

    Cons

    Projects might not last as long as expected.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage an environment that is professional, courteous and approachable.

  3. "A lot of hype, no delivery"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company so you have the chance to travel, that's about it. Some department get more perks than others depends. No other pro's come to mind.

    Cons

    Where to start..The company has undergone changes so no ones job is safe. Management has their favorites, my manager certainly did . Completely micromanaged every little thing for every job order. Always under a microscope and expected to sell this company and convince people that the bad reviews are not true when they are. I would like to apologize for all the poor souls I convinced to work here and take a lower hourly rate. Success is only measured by metrics, your effort and hard work does not count if you don't produce the numbers they want. Some metric measured have nothing to do with your direct work either. Many promises about growth but no delivery. They give you more responsibilities but no increase in salary. You are expected to go above and beyond with no incentives or motivation. The little incentives we had like free lunch was taken away quickly. Management is incompetent, just a 3rd party conveying messages from the rest of the company to its recruiters doing all the dirty work. The job became extremely repetitive, no room for higher salary, no motivation, no incentive and started taking a toll on my mental health. Salary and Benefits package not competitive. The culture here? There is no culture and they don't care about their employees. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    When you have team of people doing the same job over and over again, reward them, say thank you, don't focus on the negative. Don't feel you are too good to help your team out. Try to work with your team rather then bend when someone above you starts to question something. Actually do some work to make things better! Stop being lazy.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "toxic rubbish"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    cool co-workers and okay office location.

    Cons

    no incentives and very toxic


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worse Company Ever never recommend. Beware"

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

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None stay far away. Toxic

    Cons

    Politics upper management doesn't know anything. They lie , talk down to you, curse at you. Treat the employees like garbage. No tuition reimbursement. The bonus is crap zero to none. No perks at all.

    Advice to Management

    Choose


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Business Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Business Developemt in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Developemt in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, amazing people, great job

    Cons

    Sometimes monochromatic and mundane work, but the environment makes up for it


  7. "Industry Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Great spirit, multicultural atmosphere, good location, industry leader

    Cons

    First year is challenging. Lot´s to learn.

  8. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. The linguists you work with are generally very smart, interesting people.

    Cons

    Managers are not understanding or helpful. Employees are overworked.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Production team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Young colleague group
    Flexible onsite and offsite work setting
    Comprehensive benefits package

    Cons

    Communication tends to be only top-down one-way direction
    Employee wellness and feelings not taken seriously
    Punitive not corrective
    Future job path unclear; inconsistent info given
    Performance goals realistically unreachable

    Advice to Management

    Listen deeply to the employees and take their opinions at heart


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Believe the reviews"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Most if not all coworkers are willing to work help you or offer advice.
    The role is very entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Be prepared to work in a very saturated market. Really bad work/life balance and senior management does not care.