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49%
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Phil Shawe
27 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 (1)

    "Account Manager, Client Servces"

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

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

    Pros

    The name and experience was all this was good for.

    Cons

    - Overwork - Don't appreciate the staff - Underpaid for the amount of work we need to do - Constantly creating a toxic work environment - backstabbing

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you'll do.

    TransPerfect2018-10-11
  2. "Sales"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at TransPerfect

      Pros

      Great people. Fun work environment, supportive management, lots of socializing. Autonomy in the job is great too - Love new ideas!!

      Cons

      Lots of politics - because of the legal and political situation the company finds itself in, it can sometimes lead to tiptoeing with regard to certain job functions.

      TransPerfect2018-01-31
    • Helpful (3)

      "Spanish Interpreter"

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

      I worked at TransPerfect full-time

      Pros

      There are absolutely no pros.

      Cons

      The management style is horrible. The Interpreters are never acknowledge nor appreciated. Everyone dislike the work environment and no one does anything about it.

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to your employees.

      TransPerfect2018-01-18
    • Helpful (4)

      "DC Office: Okay place to start out, but do NOT stay here more than year"

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      Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Good first job out of college -Tech and hosting departments are ok -Honestly, not that many pros to the DC office

      Cons

      -Mid-Management does not treat employees very well -Because of high employee turn over, management is basically the employees who are leftover and have been there the longest, not the most qualified for the positions -Expected to work holidays, weekends, and nights as the company is "24/7" - a lot of these extra days and obligations are not included in the job descriptions and are not paid overtime if you are a salary...

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      Advice to Management

      My advice to upper management would be to reevaluate your mid management. I was employed there for two years and mid level management never received any management training or workshops. As a result they are very unorganized and ill equipped to run a team. They take out their frustrations and lack of experience and knowledge on the employees on their teams. There are good employees at the company but they are squashed...

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      TransPerfect2017-12-04
    • Helpful (15)

      "What a total shitshow"

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

      I worked at TransPerfect full-time

      Pros

      Literally none that I can think of

      Cons

      Stressful, unfriendly environment, people are frankly not that intelligent, work is slipshod with the only single metric being the bottom line, turnover is very high for exactly these reasons, work environment is unfriendly and there are weird add-ons like no wifi (in the 21st century? for what purpose exactly?). Management goes out of its way to communicate to workers that they...

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      TransPerfect2017-09-22
    • Helpful (10)

      "Making people sick - avoid at all costs"

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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 full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Pro? I was lucky to have great people on my team. And the job paid the bills (barely, however). These are two few pros to even fulfill the 20 word minimum in this review.

      Cons

      Not even sure where to start. Toxic environment. International colleagues hide behind mean anonymous emails. People don't stick to basic communication manners. Terrible workload, terrible pay. No payment for overtime, which is required often. Hard work is not appreciated the way it should be. In the shortest amount of time people working here get miserable. High fluctuation. Expect us to work with insulting rates for...

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      Advice to Management

      Maybe spend a month on production and see how you hold up.

      TransPerfect2017-09-13
    • Helpful (9)

      "DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER WORKING HERE"

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

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

      Pros

      - 5 o'clock Friday happy hour

      Cons

      - The hours are 24/7. You are expected to be on email at all times of the day and night, without any compensation for your time (including weekends). The in office hours are M-F 8:30-6 (but expected to be there earlier and stay later). - Co-workers hook up/sleep with each other, making it a disgusting work environment - It is frowned upon to take time off for vacation/personal/sick...

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      Advice to Management

      - Learn to treat your employees with respect - Have consideration for a work-life balance

      TransPerfect2017-04-24
    • "Sales Intern"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at TransPerfect

        Pros

        Great environment. Great people. Successful company that is growing fast. Great balance of fun and hard working environment.

        Cons

        Lack of structure in Intern program. Day to day work versus long term projects.

        TransPerfect2016-09-26
      • Helpful (12)

        "Don't work here!"

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        Former Employee - Account Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        -I made some lifelong friends during my time at TransPerfect. -Lots of hands on business experience. Good way to get your foot in the door coming right out of college.

        Cons

        Despite the positives that I listed above, my experience as an employee at TransPerfect was a nightmare. For starters, the compensation plan is a complete joke. Granted it was my first job out of college and is an entry level position (account manager), but I was barely scraping by in a position that usually earns around $20k more than what I was offered. The absurd part of it is that I was in a sales role where there...

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        Advice to Management

        Pay your employees more and treat us better. Entitlement culture will only make people want to leave.

        TransPerfect2016-10-23
      • "Transperfect Review Gets Bad Rap"

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        Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at TransPerfect full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Challenging work environment. Fun place to work Constructive criticism by upper management.

        Cons

        Difficult at time to meet goals Long Hours sometimes Travel is required constantly

        Advice to Management

        Continue to motivate your troops even in the tough times!

        TransPerfect2015-07-12
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