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TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe
Phil Shawe
7 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)

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  1. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    TransPerfect has a great company culture, great management, and plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Everyday account management is tough when you have to handle collections.

  2. 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

    • 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.

      • Great people

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          Former Employee - Team Lead 

          I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Amazing job recruiting people

          Cons

          Benefits are substandard and not competitive

        • Helpful (2)

          Get your experience and get out

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          Former Employee - Account Executive 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

          - Great line of diverse products to sell (most of them are very competitive) - Fun co-workers (heavily dependent on location) - Plethora of Industry savvy co-workers to learn product knowledge and sales tips from - POTENTIAL for long term high pay - Benefits (Health insurance and PTO) are significantly better than most small-mid size companies

          Cons

          - Pyramid scheme with extra perks structure - Very low starting salary for all jobs - Morale in most locations - Work/Life balance is terrible compared to most good sales teams - You are expected to manage accounts for which you don't get paid, but your managers do (they're essentially milking you for free work so they can get commission). - Upper management. Some people have been there so long they own so many accounts...

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          Advice to Management

          - Trim the fat, upper management should be pulling their weight or leading by example. - Spread the wealth, i'm not going to stay around closing over half a million my first year and getting 5K in commission while my boss gets 45K for micromanaging me everyday (true story) - Continue to develop the training structure, it is paying off but still far from excellent.

        • Not a bad place to work.

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          Current Employee - OneLink Engineer in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Benefits are ok. Not great. Low stress environment. Pleasant Coworkers Building has a gym

          Cons

          Low pay. Hierarchy is baffling. Training is confusing. Departments are seperated

          Advice to Management

          Train departments to know what the other departments DO, so they can better work together. More morale boosting.

        • Helpful (3)

          Completed disregarded

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          Current Employee - Mid Level Management in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          Great benefits, match your 401k, my department at least is incredibly flexible about days off. If you are in Sales, you will be rewarded for your efforts.

          Cons

          If you are not in Sales (or the CEO’s inner circle) you might as well be completely invisible. Sales are given bonuses, vacations, appreciation parties, and even growth/learning experiences by way of conferences. But if you are in Operations or Production and bust your butt everyday of the week, nights and weekend, for 12+ hours most days, you’ll probably just get a 1-2% raise each year that you’re supposed to think...

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          Advice to Management

          Reward everyone. Recognize all our efforts. Stop sending nauseating emails about how well the company is doing when 90% never sees any added benefit for that hard work. Realize that a lot of your employees want to be successful at this company but most are halfway out the door because no one cares about them.

        • Helpful (2)

          Hard to make the big commissions

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          Current Employee - Account Executive 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

          Work with every industry. People are nice and makes it pleasant to go into work on a weekly basis

          Cons

          If you are newer to the team, you won't be able to be grandfather into accounts that will generate the big commissions as the more senior Sales Director have already capitalize on the repeat accounts. Company has a $185 million debt and have been skimping on benefits as well as harping every individual to sell, sell, sell which results in lots of micromanaging. Also benefits are not great. 401K vested after you've...

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          Advice to Management

          Managers should not micromanage employees, but instead allow for autonomy. Also managers should take feedback/ ideas from employees so they will want to stick around and grow with the company

        • Helpful (4)

          Avoid working here

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

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

          Pros

          -good for gaining work experience -great co-workers

          Cons

          -poor management -low pay -NY office has cockroaches falling from the ceiling - issue has been going on for 1 year and never fixed. -no work life balance

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