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Welocalize Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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Welocalize CEO and Founder Smith Yewell
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Pros
  • As a contractor, I could work from home and liaise with collegues based in other parts of the world through the Internet (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, very multinational (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • you might not have a job the following (no job security) no benefits because they don't let you work for a full 90days in a row (in 9 reviews)

  • No career advancement, no benefits, no job security (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting Job, Ups And Downs in Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Welocalize (More than a year)

    Pros

    good recruiting system
    competitive salary
    fun team

    Cons

    inconsistent hr practices
    very little oversight on vendor project managers


  2. "Know what you're getting into as a contractor."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Linguist in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Linguist in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment and tools, great international co-workers.

    Cons

    No career advancement, no benefits, no job security.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Linguist (Apple contract)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linguist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Linguist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Cool building to work in, free fruit and free coffee

    Cons

    NOT A COMPANY YOU CAN BE PROMOTED TO A HIGHER POSITION

    repetitive, boring, sitting for 8-10 hours a day, no feedback metrics with how well your doing. you might not have a job the following (no job security) no benefits because they don't let you work for a full 90days in a row. NO WHERE TO PARK!!

    Advice to Management

    get better chairs for your employees, offer benefits to full time employees, know exactly when your contracts start and end


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Data Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WeLocalize is an wonderful starting point if you want to be introduced to a Fortune 500. It gives you the skill to project yourself into new tasks for the future

    Cons

    The Job is not super exciting, but it's the kind of job where you get out what you put in

    Advice to Management

    Be more talkative with employess


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire the best. Offer training. The work is hard but the atmosphere is very friendly and helpful. A real sense of being in a team.

    Cons

    Long hours. Time zones. Learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    None right now.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Linguistic Tester"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and the ability to take vacation whenever. You gain great insight into the fields of localization and translation.

    Cons

    You're treated like a tool and it is apparent that you can easily be replaced. There's no avenues to advance in the company

    Advice to Management

    Even though most employees are on a contract, still encourage internal growth.


  8. "Contract Employers Bully an Otherwise Cool Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Linguistic QA Grader in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Linguistic QA Grader in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, friend staff. Modern work environment.

    Cons

    As a whole, the work was very monotonous, we were discouraged from and/or reprimanded for conversing with coworkers.

    Many of the issues I experienced were directly related to the contractual nature of my employment, even though mine was a long-term (minimum three years) contract. The company to which my division was contracted threatened almost daily to pull the plug and put us all out of a job. This even though employees regularly exceeded throughput objects by 150-300%. Projects changed without warning and without instruction or guidelines to work with. On top of this, there was significant turnover and management seemed to have very little say in how the contract employer treated Welocalize employees.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees, provide better training. Offer health insurance sooner to full-time staff. Paid vacation would be a nice luxury!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working as QA and localization tester at that famous company in Cupertino"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Welocalize part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very international and friendly people. You will be working with people from more than 30 countries. Very fun environment.
    -If you like to write and you don´t tend to make gramatical errors in your native language, the job is not that hard. When you don´t understand something, people are more than eager to help you.
    -You work on site on of the biggest companies. Once you leave the company and are not anymore under NDA, I guess it pay off in your resume.
    -Pay is ok.
    -Very nice recruiters.
    -Very easy to take vacations (unpaid)

    Cons

    -Lack of stability. During my time here, a couple people have been fired. Some for VERY MINOR things (the big company is very strict) and some because the big company decided they didn't need them anymore. No notice given.
    -Lunch time not paid.
    -The big company is very secretive so they don´t trust you at all!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The managers always try to improve their working process and give us good benefits.

    Cons

    I was a full time employee for Welocalize but work on-site for the client. The client is very demanding and has a lot of regulations for on-site vendors(contracts).

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes we are informed for the changes at the last minutes.


  11. "Could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good rates, the projects are interesting, friendly personnel, willing to help.

    Cons

    Disorganized, messy project management, lack of sufficient information for a good workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized!



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