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Updated February 14, 2018
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TransPerfect Co-CEO Elizabeth Elting
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Pros
  • Great learning experience, work hard/play harder culture, young colleagues, great after work events/ parties (in 35 reviews)

  • Great people and environment to work at (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is straight up crap I can't even sugar coat that (in 61 reviews)

  • You work really long hours 9-10hs a day with no compensation (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Training Week 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    I absolutely love Transperfect! The people are great, the management is understanding and so friendly, very easy to approach with any concern. The training material is fast paste, but for the most part, easily managed.

    Cons

    Depending on which building you work at, the only cons are the size of the restroom at Greentree loc and the size of the breakroom.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "not worth"

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    Former Employee - Interpreter in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Interpreter in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid training for the new hire. Work from home. 15 holidays per year.

    Cons

    Need higher speed internet and a good computer to work with them but no reimbursement. Expensive Insurance for dependants. No sick days. Your supervisor calls you all the time for itty bitty things.

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people. Fun work environment, supportive management, lots of socializing.
    Autonomy in the job is great too - Love new ideas!!

    Cons

    Lots of politics - because of the legal and political situation the company finds itself in, it can sometimes lead to tiptoeing with regard to certain job functions.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of internal resources. There’s always a learning experience . Lots of opportunity for self growth. Great management. Recommended to everyone

    Cons

    Too fast paced, way too much account management. A lot is expected out of you. All of your promotion goals are tied to business development

    Advice to Management

    Additional patience


  5. Helpful (5)

    "So-So"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, work hard/play harder culture, young colleagues, great after work events/ parties. Business casual, not stuffy at all.

    Cons

    THEY DON'T PAY ENOUGH. Remote work is very possible but not encouraged and I'm still not sure why. The work life balance is straight up crap I can't even sugar coat that. Training is laughable- there is no formal aspect to it and a kind of a throw you at the wall and hope you stick protocol. Hiring is based on whether or not managers will socialize well with prospective employees, not qualifications. The casual culture has created a complete lack of professionalism. Only room there is to grow is if you actually SLAVE for them and kiss manager butt in order to advance and that's almost impossible in some departments. There is no WiFi...why?

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to MANAGE! You cannot be passive aggressive and expect people to respect you and work under you. Pay people what they are worth or at least close especially if you want them to work all hours of the day and night.


  6. "Lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people in headquarters are great to work with and a positive bunch

    Cons

    Pyramid scheme commission structure, long hours, management changes

    Advice to Management

    Put your people, not the revenue, first


  7. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Good training
    -Learned a lot
    -ability to take on more tasks

    Cons

    -stagnant in the role until it is too late
    -management is not as great as it could be

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run far far away!"

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

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

    Pros

    Can’t think of any pros unless you are fresh out of college and desperately need a job. If you have any job experience, you will see that this place is run like a joke and the only way to get promoted is to become best friends with a management. Previous work experience isn’t valued at all, and everyone running the place has never worked anywhere else.

    Cons

    Everything! There’s no work life balance, you are expected to be in the office for at least 10 hours everyday, and then be available 24/7 on your phone for clients. There’s zero overtime pay on top of the super low pay that you get. Way too many office politics and brown nosing is the only way to get ahead. Do yourself a favor and don’t waste your time here.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers, and hire some people with real work experience


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid this place!"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -None, truly. I can't think of one....I guess some of my co-workers were nice people?

    Cons

    -Management is full of people who should not be in management at all, it's mostly
     favoritism
    -The pay is insanely low


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good for a boost, but not longterm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interpreter/Translator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Interpreter/Translator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Supervisors
    Nice People
    Somewhat flexible
    Experience is great for a entry level person

    Cons

    Company finds all possible excuses to prevent you from growing.
    Change handbook without prior notice.
    No help for college students
    Cant change schedule ever

    Advice to Management

    Please resign or give the company to someone that actually cares


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