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TransPerfect Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Pros
  • Great learning experience, work hard/play harder culture, young colleagues, great after work events/ parties (in 26 reviews)

  • TransPerfect has great people to work with (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is straight up crap I can't even sugar coat that (in 63 reviews)

  • Very long hours without compensation (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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. "Account Execitive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Uncapped earning potential for everyone

    Cons

    Challenging to make make money

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun, young, interesting coworkers, convenient locations

    Cons

    the hiring model revolves around recruiting and exploiting recent college grads. new employees are overwhelmed with an impossible amount of work and horrible pay with the assumption that these young professionals don't know any better and won't stick up for themselves. turnover rate is extremely high - no one i met there was happy or planning to stay. absolutely terrible work life balance. i cannot stress this enough, if you are a recent college grad thinking about working for TP, know that they are only planning to hire you so they can run you into the ground with grunt work for as long as you can take it while giving you the lowest pay possible so that you aren't eligible for overtime. i'm warning you from personal experience to hold out for another job because this is not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    if you want to fix your turnover problem, stop taking advantage of recent college grads


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worst environment ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Remote Interpreter in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Remote Interpreter in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, no pros that I can think off

    Cons

    Supervisors think they own you
    Worst flexibility regarding schedules
    Harrasment

    Advice to Management

    You should take a look at your remote interpreter supervisors, especially the Indian ones, and TEACH them some manners or straight up fire them. You CANNOT perform good at a job when you feel they are all over you


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Great people under the thumb of greed"

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

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

    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 get compensated for this, but the job needs to get done. There's always more work than can be handled, because the processes are archaically bad. Technologies are not properly utilized here to make things more efficient.
    TransPerfect runs a tight ship, and with the low salaries and extremely stressful conditions, there is extremely high turnover. This makes it even harder on the employees that stick around. There are many stories of people sleeping at the office on occasion, and offices "imploding" because all of the PMs quit at once. I could go on and on, but that's enough for now.

    Spare yourself the stress, and don't work here.

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Modern-day sweatshop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, and none.

    Cons

    Low salaries, greed, no opportunity for growth, nepotism, harassment, backstabbing. and is run like a dictatorship.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, terrible pay!"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    The people. TransPerfect has great people to work with. Easy to get along with and very collaborative.

    Cons

    They severely underpay their employees. While management makes the most money, every other employee gets underpaid. They also have a high turnover rate, mainly because of pay and growth opportunity. Management refuses to spend money on necessary tools and always looks to save a buck.

    There's also a lot of politics in the office. The issues between the CEO's have driven many people out of the company. Although it doesn't effect regular employees, it does when their managers keep leaving.

    Remote work is nearly impossible. They don't trust their employees to work from home. Their technology is outdated. People complain about these things and they don't get fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they're worth. You can't retain people when they feel expendable and underpaid. Let employees work from home occasionally. It makes them feel trusted.

  8. "Great Starter Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and incredible exposure to facets of business early in life. No other company will do this for you.

    Cons

    Still operates like a start-up without much structure which is good and bad. Great opportunity to grow and build your brand within the company but not strong processes around sales

    Advice to Management

    Enforce more metrics for sales - they drive the organization and should have more data for sales to reference, more product training, more sales enablement.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Everyone assumes its just a language company


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Remote Interpreter in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Remote Interpreter in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401K, that’s about it

    Cons

    Worst management, poor pay, stressing, not a good job to grow ,

    Advice to Management

    Put attention to your employees, appreciate the job that we do, let us grow on the company


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