TransPerfect Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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2.8
35%
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41%
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TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe (no image)
Phil Shawe
101 Ratings
Pros
  • "Its dynamic work environment is the best place for language graduates or seasoned translation industry workers alike to flourish(in 43 reviews)

  • "Working alongside great people from all over the world(in 41 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Full time sales job good potential

    Cons

    No cons, work as hard as you want

  2. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    It was truly really great

    Cons

    I do not have any bad

  3. "Not bad"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interpreter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of different things.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive.

  4. "Get your foot in the door and get out"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good place to meet a lot of other young professionals, offers opportunities to recent grads

    Cons

    corporate environment, extremely tight project budgets, they don't care about you

  5. COVID-19

    "Good job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Miami, FL

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They’re a good company to work for, they have benefits which included (before COVID-19 ) a good vacation package

    Cons

    Pay is low, doesn’t seem like there is room for growth

  6. "Great Place to work at"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Web Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team is very supportive

    Cons

    Tedious work Sometime and tiresome

  7. "A good start to a sales career"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great sales training, benefits and team events

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours at times

  8. "Great long-term opportunity"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Have a need-based service and, if you can land a few key accounts, can make a ton of money in the long term.

    Cons

    Low base salary. Management is a little off. If you don't land a few key accounts, you don't make much.

  9. "College Kids Playing House"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The vibe is young, so it’s easy to make friends with your colleagues. The company is good for people who don’t have a lot of ambition and prefers to get promoted based on seniority (versus performance).

    Cons

    Transperfect's strategy is to recruit newly young grads who work hard for little money. The retention rate is super low and turnover rate is high with people working at the company for less than 1-2 years. The company is filled with young 25 year old "managers" who get their senior titles if they manage to stick around because there is no one else to manage junior PMs, so most managers lack competency as a manager. The work that you do as a project manager is not technical at all, so you won't get any technical skills out of this job. On a day to day basis, PMs are going through 200 plus emails a day explaining instructions to translators and how to “clear your cache” on Chrome. Your work is based off of how much revenue you make for the company on a monthly basis. When it comes down to it, Transperfect looks to see how much money you can make for the company and is not a company that will value you as an employee. This is why their meek strategy of targeting recent grads work because they would rather keep hiring cheaper labor than to invest and retain its existing workforce.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Team"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I'm lucky to have a good team and enjoy working with them.

    Cons

    Other departments tend to blame others for their mistakes or if something does not align well with what they need, eg: error in some program so it's the tech department's fault. This leads to an escalation and blame engineers; when the issue was a missconfiguration on the client side.

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