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Welocalize Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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Welocalize CEO Smith Yewell
Smith Yewell
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  1. "Great job for those who are looking for straight forward work"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Predictable Good pay Diverse workplace Paid holidays Easy to get time off

    Cons

    Niche Market Difficult to advance Monotonous tasks

    Welocalize2019-05-31
  2. "Not really a "linguistics" job"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work on the relevance of client software to users and see what is going on behind the scenes. Sometimes shocking, can be fun or highly interesting. Since the office is always expanding and hiring, they want more hands on deck and once in a while hire assistant managers from among the current testers. Can easily get people you know to apply and be offered a position (since they're always hiring it seems), and...

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    Cons

    The job title says "Linguistic Tester", so I thought this job would be directly related to linguistics, but it really isn't and doesn't require linguistics training sadly. Can turn tedious and repetitive, and if the client decides to change guidelines suddenly, you may be thrown off your beaten track and forced into learning your role all over again. No paid holiday + forced 2 week holiday for the end of the year season....

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    Welocalize2019-06-04
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Contractor 

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

    Pros

    Fair and friendly with competitive pay.

    Cons

    No vertical movement and few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Help get your contractors full time jobs at the companies that employ them part time.

    Welocalize2019-05-19
  4. "Operations need improvement - overall friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Greek QA Tester in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Was able to negotiate a big rate

    Cons

    I couldn't get my paid time off because of their system.

    Welocalize2019-05-30
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best Job ive ever had"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Flexible schedule, Great pay, Good place to grow.

    Cons

    Repetitive Work, Position feels unclear sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    N/a Great Management.

    Welocalize2019-04-28
  6. "Welocalize Review"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. A diverse staff.

    Cons

    Job security! If you do not meet the client's expectation you will be let go.

    Welocalize2019-04-28
  7. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours Great environment Decent pay

    Cons

    Sitting down for periods of long time

    Welocalize2019-04-20
  8. "great divert environment"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Welocalize part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly environment, diversity - you can meet people from all over the world

    Cons

    parking headache, the lab is kinda old and dusty

    Welocalize2019-04-04
  9. "Great Side job"

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    Former Employee - Linguistic Tester in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Welocalize part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is flexible, great environment.

    Cons

    It is good if you have another income, sometimes there is a lot of work, sometimes it is slow. Depending on the projects.

    Welocalize2019-04-01
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Welocalize: Doing Things Backwards and We Don't Care"

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    Former Employee - Linguistic Tester in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Welocalize full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible core work hours and break periods.

    Cons

    All they want at this place is warm bodies to click mouse buttons. The "tester" jobs do not involve any actual testing; the work is more accurately described as data annotation. Zero vacation time. Zero sick days (paid sick time is accrued at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked). You qualify for insurance after 30 days. If you try to go above and beyond basic duties or otherwise demonstrate knowledge or skills...

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    Advice to Management

    Be proactive in trying to place people on projects that match their skillsets. Be honest about what the work really is. Take better care of your employees. Treat them like you value them and want to keep them. Reward initiative, rather than threatening punishment. Train your managers! The Houston office is an eyesore; work with building management to get holes in walls patched, picture hangers and leftover...

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    Welocalize2019-05-01
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