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Phil Shawe
27 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "not very good organisation for younger people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    I cant find anything i liked to be honest

    Cons

    No Tools to work, No laptop, daily reporting. aka EOD.

    Advice to Management

    Start working more for junior people and invest more in them.

    TransPerfect2019-02-13
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Had a terrible manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, interesting, friendly people and social too

    Cons

    long hours, no security for 6 months, management is awful

    TransPerfect2019-02-13
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There are some good fish in the shark pool

    Cons

    No work-life balance Rude management with a severe sense of entitlement They rely too much on “largest translation company” -The question is “at what cost”? Little opportunity for progression and no appraisal or reward of any kind

    Advice to Management

    Stop speaking like an automated response email and start treating people like people as opposed to money-making machines

    TransPerfect2019-02-12
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Get your experience and get out"

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

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Great line of diverse products to sell (most of them are very competitive) - Fun co-workers (heavily dependent on location) - Plethora of Industry savvy co-workers to learn product knowledge and sales tips from - POTENTIAL for long term high pay - Benefits (Health insurance and PTO) are significantly better than most small-mid size companies

    Cons

    - Pyramid scheme with extra perks structure - Very low starting salary for all jobs - Morale in most locations - Work/Life balance is terrible compared to most good sales teams - You are expected to manage accounts for which you don't get paid, but your managers do (they're essentially milking you for free work so they can get commission). - Upper management. Some people have been there so long they own so many accounts...

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    Advice to Management

    - Trim the fat, upper management should be pulling their weight or leading by example. - Spread the wealth, i'm not going to stay around closing over half a million my first year and getting 5K in commission while my boss gets 45K for micromanaging me everyday (true story) - Continue to develop the training structure, it is paying off but still far from excellent.

    TransPerfect2019-02-08
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Completed disregarded"

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    Current Employee - Mid Level Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, match your 401k, my department at least is incredibly flexible about days off. If you are in Sales, you will be rewarded for your efforts.

    Cons

    If you are not in Sales (or the CEO’s inner circle) you might as well be completely invisible. Sales are given bonuses, vacations, appreciation parties, and even growth/learning experiences by way of conferences. But if you are in Operations or Production and bust your butt everyday of the week, nights and weekend, for 12+ hours most days, you’ll probably just get a 1-2% raise each year that you’re supposed to think...

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    Advice to Management

    Reward everyone. Recognize all our efforts. Stop sending nauseating emails about how well the company is doing when 90% never sees any added benefit for that hard work. Realize that a lot of your employees want to be successful at this company but most are halfway out the door because no one cares about them.

    TransPerfect2019-02-07
  6. "Great people"

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      Former Employee - Team Lead 

      I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Amazing job recruiting people

      Cons

      Benefits are substandard and not competitive

      TransPerfect2019-02-05
    • "Project coordinator"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at TransPerfect full-time

        Pros

        multi-cultured environment. great opportunity to learn a lot from your project.

        Cons

        long working hours. tight deadlines. salary increment is not upto the mark.

        TransPerfect2019-02-04
      • "Full time Sales Employee"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at TransPerfect for more than 2 years

        Pros

        A lot of room for growth The sky is the limit if money is your motivation

        Cons

        Chasing of payment, workplace hierarchy is very different from a lot of organizations

        Advice to Management

        Every individual has different motivation factor, shouldn't be uniforming the whole process.

        TransPerfect2019-02-02
      • Helpful (2)

        "Low quality, low pay, but steady"

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        Current Employee - Freelance Translator in Montreal, QC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at TransPerfect for more than a year

        Pros

        Steady flow of work. Lots of variety. Acceptable as a secondary source of income. Everything is easy.

        Cons

        Lowest rates in the industry. Too low to earn a decent living as a sole source of income. The average per word rate is about minimum wage. You have to run like a beggar to grab whatever scraps they throw out there. They just have the plebs bid on everything instead of giving work to those who can do it best. Talent is of no importance. The only selection criterion is who can do it for the least. Forced to use to...

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        Advice to Management

        I guess nothing, it works. The company seems to be doing really well. They quickly produce bad translations for people who don't care about quality. They're nailing that market.

        TransPerfect2019-01-24
      • Helpful (2)

        "Not serious recruitment process, not organised, much talk, not many possibilities to grow."

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          Former Employee - Account Management in Barcelona
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Fruit for free in the office.

          Cons

          Everything. Extra hours, low salary. Hypocrisy, duplicity, insincerity.

          Advice to Management

          Please, check the Recruitment Process in some Departments... "a small talk" via Skype and "a small talk" in the Office are not normal compared to what the company (or that Manager in particular...) "claims" to "demand" afterwards in 1 month! Also: trying to "program" the brain of people to think and act as the Manager wants (as if that was the only possible way)... is like wanting "peaceful robots" ... who will never...

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          TransPerfect2019-01-23
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