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Welocalize Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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  • "No career advancement, no benefits, no job security" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Too many long hours including weekend work not said but expected" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Metadata Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Welocalize full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well-paid, low-stress environment with great team and lenient schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets repetitive and tedious.


  2. "Solid entry level"

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    Former Employee - QC Verifier in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - QC Verifier in Portland, OR

    I worked at Welocalize full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive company culture, international office, good local leadership

    Cons

    No paid vacation, low job security

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great growth opportunity and career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for growth at the company while we expand our client base.

    Working with some of the largest brands in most verticals worldwide.

    Great strides towards introducing new technology over the last two years.

    Working with global teams is a reality.

    Smith is a charismatic and inspirational leader who is very involved and cares every minute of every day in the success of Welocalize. Very approachable CEO.

    Cons

    Due to growth, senior management doesn't always catch on in time that more resources are needed to support. They then expect to deliver to the client with existing employee base=potential employee burnout.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Please don’t work here!"

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    Former Employee - Project Professional in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Project Professional in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    The work is easy once you get the hang of it

    Cons

    I never write reviews for anything, but I feel compelled to warn people who are looking at this company as an option. KEEP LOOKING. Only accept a job here if you’d like to be overworked and underpaid. You’ll be expected to work 50-60 hours a week with no chance of overtime. There’s very little time off and your weekends are also encroached upon. This place has TERRIBLE work/life balance. Another review about this company correctly identified it as a sweatshop. I almost NEVER leave when I’m supposed to and I barely make enough to live modestly. The “bonuses” that you’ll hear about won’t ever actually make it to your bank account, so don’t count on those to make up for anything. Take my advice and take your talents somewhere where you will be appreciated, developed and compensated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly! It’s ridiculous that there is no overtime compensation. This company will continue to have issues with talent retention until it stops cutting corners.

    Welocalize Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Global Communications Manager

    Thank you, we do value employee feedback. While we recognize workloads at times may be higher than expected, we do take work balance very seriously. Welocalize will continue to work closely with... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company with good leadership and smart coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    I respect the leadership at Welocalize. In all employee communications and town halls, they clearly set out the company culture and values, and challenge the staff to always do their best work, never settle. A lot of freedom is given to use your voice and to move good ideas forward.

    The staff are very smart, very bright people, and unfailingly hard-working. They use their initiative to propose and implement new solutions, and there's a true spirit of continuous improvement. It is motivating to work alongside such driven, hard-working and clever people. You will be constantly learning from the people around you, which is very enjoyable. There is true global interaction with coworkers, and the employee standards are high in all centers. There are lots of opportunities to develop your skills, to work on something new, and to be challenged.

    Welocalize has some of the biggest customers in the industry, whose needs are advanced. You can be part of a team which develops ongoing solutions to meet their evolving needs. There is no "same old same old" here!

    Cons

    Be prepared for a fast pace. It's exhilarating, but not for everyone.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping stone to a career in linguistics"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Management is very good at communicating with its employees. They always respond to emails, texts, or pings in a timely fashion.
    - Payment is always on time
    - Compared to the nature of the work, pay is competitive
    - Variety of projects to work on once you gain experience
    - People friendly environment, relaxed atmosphere
    - Scheduling and hours are flexible, as long as you put in 40hrs/week. Can work around family / personal matters

    Cons

    - No company is perfect, but if there was incentives in the forms of pay increases, or better chances of conversion to FTE, I think long-term retention would be increased.

    Advice to Management

    I think overall, management is very good. Very friendly VPM's.


  7. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great communication, fast response, fun to work

    Cons

    nothing really say bad word

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Low pay but easy job w/ some Apple client perks"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, relatively low stress.

    Cons

    Monotonous work after a while. Not enough variety.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, so that they don't need to work 2+ jobs to make it. Also, managers are nice, but with the pay for the work, majority of employees are not motivated to do more than the minimum.


  9. "Ok place for project managers; not so much if you're a tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly, both co-workers and fellow testers. The amenities like free snacks were helpful.

    Cons

    Salary is low and the work is mind numbing if you're a tester/transcriber. Sometimes there is miscommunication with the project managers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, leadership could improve"

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    Current Employee - Software Localization Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Localization Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Welocalize full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits package was the best I have seen, it has decreased over the last year, but is till really good.
    - Flexible work schedule
    - Fast paced environment that changes constantly.
    - The executive team holds town halls at every major office, so you literally can sit down and talk directly with the CEO and ask questions.

    Cons

    - Internal advancement is non-existent. Your job role is not well defined so promotions dont really happen, the growth is organic.
    -Organic growth can lead to salary that is low compared to what your job role has grown to.

    Advice to Management

    - Develop internal talent more effectively to meet the projected needs of the company.
    - Set up clear paths career paths to traverse upward within the company.