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TransPerfect Reviews

Updated November 13, 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 26 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 68 reviews)

  • "Pyramid scheme commission structure, long hours, management changes" (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Product manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Good start to grow in new career

    Cons

    not enough time to get everything done


  2. Helpful (1)

    "toxic rubbish"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cool co-workers and okay office location.

    Cons

    no incentives and very toxic

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Business Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Business Developemt in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Developemt in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic environment, amazing people, great job

    Cons

    Sometimes monochromatic and mundane work, but the environment makes up for it


  4. "Industry Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great spirit, multicultural atmosphere, good location, industry leader

    Cons

    First year is challenging. Lot´s to learn.


  5. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. The linguists you work with are generally very smart, interesting people.

    Cons

    Managers are not understanding or helpful. Employees are overworked.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Production team"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    Young colleague group
    Flexible onsite and offsite work setting
    Comprehensive benefits package

    Cons

    Communication tends to be only top-down one-way direction
    Employee wellness and feelings not taken seriously
    Punitive not corrective
    Future job path unclear; inconsistent info given
    Performance goals realistically unreachable

    Advice to Management

    Listen deeply to the employees and take their opinions at heart


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Believe the reviews"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Most if not all coworkers are willing to work help you or offer advice.
    The role is very entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Be prepared to work in a very saturated market. Really bad work/life balance and senior management does not care.

  8. "DBD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    sales conference (once/if you finally qualified)

    Cons

    total pyramid scheme - promotion to dbd takes place often times too soon resulting in an inability to make decent money


  9. "Production team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    learn to multitask with efficiency

    Cons

    most of the time things are out of your control and you get penalized for linguists' mistakes. Not many opportunities to move up.


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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.


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