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50%
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Phil Shawe
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "You will meet some great people(in 41 reviews)

  • "Its dynamic work environment is the best place for language graduates or seasoned translation industry workers alike to flourish(in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, no security for 6 months, management is awful(in 83 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance is terrible compared to most good sales teams(in 70 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "client services executive"

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

    I have been working at TransPerfect

    Pros

    none, This company does not value its employees

    Cons

    No work life balance, crappy managment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. do better

    TransPerfect2018-10-14
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Run far far away!"

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

    I worked at TransPerfect full-time for more 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

    TransPerfect2018-02-11
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Work-life"

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

    I worked at TransPerfect for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice office, friendly coworkers, potential bonus

    Cons

    No work-life balance, low salary, high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention

    TransPerfect2017-12-28
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Think hard before applying here"

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

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

    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

    TransPerfect2017-10-26
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team. All the employees are young and fun.

    Cons

    All the reviews are true, no work life balance. The hours are long and the pay is below average, including the bonuses. It's way too much stress for such low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Either fix the work life balance or pay the employees more. One or the other will help the high turnover rates at this company.

    TransPerfect2017-10-04
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Do Not Work Here!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TransPerfect

    Pros

    It is a job and a way to earn income if you need temporary employment.

    Cons

    no work/life balance, awful pay, no room for growth unless you're apart of the sales team or HR, no additional training

    TransPerfect2017-08-14
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Linguistic QA"

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    Former Employee - Linguist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent level of autonomy with projects Working with translators! Generally they're smart and kind, helpful and generally amazing at what they do. Great for working in linguistics and being part of an international team

    Cons

    No loyalty to workers, it's the kind of place where an employee will "win" quarterly awards and then as they're quitting you suddenly get an email blast announcement, "Effective immediately, so-and-so is no longer at TransPerfect". Management plays favorites and promotes the wrong people, bullying happens often and seems to be encouraged, lack of recognition, no work-life balance, you put in hours for little respect,...

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    TransPerfect2017-06-22
  8. Helpful (4)

    "RUN"

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

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people who work at TransPerfect. Not sure if they'll stay long-term because they deserve better! Office location

    Cons

    The glassdoor reviews you will read are entirely true. TransPerfect is a high-stress sweatshop. I read a review that said to run, and now I know why: There is no work/life balance here. There is basically no training offered. New hires (any level) are treated like 'pledges' and are expected to jump at the chance to do busy work for managers and senior managers. Every day you are reminded that their time is...

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    TransPerfect2017-04-10
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TransPerfect full-time

    Pros

    exposure to so much information and processes

    Cons

    No work life balance, a lot of unpaid work, late hours and very little money for the amount of crap you deal with

    Advice to Management

    Pay people competively, allow remote work, 90% of the job occurs via email. That can occur anywhere!

    TransPerfect2016-08-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "year and a half while at tpt"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at TransPerfect for more than 2 years

      Pros

      bonus, ability to learn a lot based on your manager

      Cons

      no work life balance, no flexibility in schedules

      Advice to Management

      consider why the high turnover is constant

      TransPerfect2016-01-25
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