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TransPerfect Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and environment to work at (in 35 reviews)

  • My heart was set on getting into project management so it was a tough road for me (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work/life balance here (in 58 reviews)

  • Long hours if you want to move up is almost a must (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales - Director, Business Development & Middle Mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Director of Business Development
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    TP offers an entrepreneurial opportunity to all sales people. You get the chance to make your own success.

    You will learn about a vast number of industries giving you the opportunity to see how different businesses function in the global marketplace.

    Many seasoned sales professionals to learn from and bounce ideas off of.

    Abundance of services to sell to a wide array of business units.

    Robust marketing efforts to aide you in the sales process.

    Ability to select your preferred internal business unit(s) for each project.

    Training has improved drastically.

    Opportunity to become an expert.

    Opportunity to elevate to a middle manager relatively quickly.

    Cons

    Company culture used to be one of the greatest pros about the company. With the lawsuit and court ordered sale process, the company culture has changed drastically with politics looming large instead of meritocracy.

    The company no longer has a clear strategic vision for various business units within given marketplaces that it once had. Perhaps this is also related to the court ordered sale or perhaps it is part of rapid growth.

    Be prepared to grind. Client retention is not always prioritized.

    Not enough transparent sharing of successful and unsuccessful enterprise sales efforts.

    No transparent goals or reasons why some are promoted from middle management to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    End the politics associated with the court ordered sale process because they affect the company top down and have clearly hurt the brand in the eyes of some clients.

    Stop making promises you cannot deliver on despite attaining a goal. Too many times you ask to give back to help the company or the team and too many times it does not swing back the other way.


  2. "Great place with great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Great working enviroment
    Great managment
    Awesome co workers

    Cons

    Not enoght allowed paid leave

  3. "Collections Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work at.

    Cons

    there are no cons to report.


  4. "Lots of Uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues have become some of my closest friends. Work is often fun and interesting.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and underappreciated, both by management and in terms of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are often also overworked, but they could reduce the stress of work by having empathy.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "middle management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees work very hard to keep things going. The spirit of "Intra-preneurship" is very motivating as each person is considered an owner of their job and in control of how far they can take it.

    Cons

    Senior management squabbles and court hearings and bad press dampen morale and are causing many people to abandon what should be a very happy thriving place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate and care about employees and not personal vendettas.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not Worth the Pay"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The Milwaukee Office is located on a very cool campus (Schlitz Office Park) and has wonderful access to the Milwaukee River during lunch breaks.

    2. Ability to work remote--even though it's never encouraged, it was nice to know that I could work from home while sick and not use PTO.

    Cons

    1. MKE office has an open floor and desk plan. You're seated 3 feet from someone on your left, right, and in front of you. There are no barriers or cubicle walls.....
    No privacy from co-workers, felt like I was sitting in a zoo.

    2. Basically should be a permanent "work from home" job. No real need to come into office aside from training/occasional meetings.

    3. Terrible pay.

    4. Mundane work. Same work flow process all day, every day.

    5. They say they're expanding and doing great, but in reality, no real room for growth or promotion opportunities (unless you count going from Project Coordinator to Project Manger a "promotion"--same job function with a $2k/year raise, laughable).

    6. The co-founders really messed up the company when they started feuding.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Think hard before applying here"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll make great friends and gain a ton of experience

    Cons

    No work life balance, managers do nothing while the rest are left to drown

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Great schedules decent pay.

    Cons

    Very Small break room no utensils have to remember to badge out of the building.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A disappointment"

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

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

    Pros

    Quick-paced, a good amount of responsibility.

    Cons

    TransPerfect fosters a high-stress, blame-centric environment. It's difficult to feel accomplished or proud of one's work with employees being so pressured to produce that the quality of the work slips. Processes are developed but nearly impossible to adjust to unique cases, which leads to mistakes being forgotten and little development. Little work-life balance and diminishing opportunities for advancement. Salary and benefits are below average. The young atmosphere tends to be muddled by everyone's stress and company drama is well-known by anyone with internet access. The romance associated with working for a global company has vanished.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    young coworkers, nice location, freedom of schedule

    Cons

    Lack of training and structure

    Advice to Management

    Develop a intern program which includes a start to finish guidelines and goals to be achieved


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