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Transparent Language Inc Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transparent Language Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It used be to a fun, vibrant, and young environment. They have had good product ideas in the past.

    Cons

    Management has always held the company back. The CEO should have stepped aside from management and into an advisory role long ago and turned it over to people who could take advantage of the opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Look to others for fresh ideas.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Instructor Coach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is no reason to work for this employer, no incentives, communication and / or integrity

    Cons

    The lead management are acting lazy and don't communicate with their part time employees. They make part time employees work as full time and add more tasks with no incentives or benefits. They don't let any engagement or feedback from the part time employees and no access to actual company's resources at minimum the time sheet to track the hours of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of managerial ethics, communication, and productivity.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "QA Enginner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transparent Language Inc full-time

    Pros

    During Christmas time you get a gift card, usually worth no more than $50

    Cons

    Where do we start...
    - Terrible pay
    - Everyone smells horrible
    - One bathroom for some 50 employees
    - No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Management, it's not your fault the company is such a wreck. You're not a shareholder, nor do you make any decisions worthwhile. Upper management, however, is so out of touch with technology it's not even funny. CEO doesn't know the first thing about his product, let alone software in general.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Working here is a stepping stone to better opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web QA Team in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Web QA Team in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Transparent Language Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. You are left alone to accomplish what you are working on.

    Cons

    The pay is AWFUL. Transparent Language probably pays some of the lowest wages in the state for similar work. Be prepared to make HALF of what you'd make at another job doing the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Good employees should be moved up the ranks. Don't be the farm team for higher paying companies.


  6. "Don't expect anything while working at Transparent Language"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Transparent Language Inc full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management is hands-off allowing you to work at your own pace.
    Provide solid benefits if you can receive full-time status.

    Cons

    Despite what you're told, no room for advancement.
    Due to reliance on government contracts, risk of layoffs is greater than most companies.
    Able to bring up desired improvements to management.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in management that will learn from mistakes and be willing to adapt to changes in environments.


  7. "house of cards"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Transparent Language Inc part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    truly believe in their work
    tell a very good storey
    that they lasted 20 years is miracle
    have some loyal customers and employee

    Cons

    talented people leave and pushed out
    leadership afraid of change and growth
    weak technology - years behind
    design and test in us but development is sent to russia
    bad partners and sales going down

    Advice to Management

    someday gamble on winning instead of always playing safe


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, badly managed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Transparent Language Inc full-time

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, very diverse and friendly co-workers. Very interesting mission. It should be better known, and has potential for being a serious contender.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a good strategy for the company, focusing on a single target market. Lack of risk diversification and product innovation results in random periods of job destruction.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more serious marketing efforts. Be open to target more markets.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Leader in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Software QA Leader in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good people to work with. Management is very fair, promotions come if you work hard (as they should). The environment is very laid back and relaxed for the most part (except for government conferences)

    Cons

    User Experience and Product Development team are all one, they sometimes are out of touch with the end users. Many times QA ends up writing the "Specs" because they weren't there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the proper software development life cycle, before you write a product, build a spec document, and stick to it.


  10. "weird place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Great Place to Work If You Are A Gamer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Great Place to Work If You Are A Gamer in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with time off and break times. If you are a gamer, there's a sense of community.

    Cons

    If you don't play World of Warcraft or Minecraft you will get fired! Work stops to discuss the latest trends in WOW. If you discuss any thing really work related, it's basically are viewed as a bad guy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let 22-24 year old kids run a multimillion dollar company. Take experience over game play. If you are hiring, let the temps have a crack at the job.


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Nashua, NH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    Same old thing every day

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people working for you


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