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Welocalize Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Welocalize CEO and Founder Smith Yewell
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, very multinational (in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent team of people, great work environment (in 10 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 10 reviews)

  • Long hours, poor management and implied overtime (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Localization QC Verifier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Managable hours even for the full time positions

    Cons

    No parking space. Inconsistent work due to reliance on outside companies

    Advice to Management

    Management is friendly and approachable. My co-workers are literally from around.


  2. "Hard work and dedication pay off if you are a self-starter or willing to seek opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Friendly people
    Events now and then!
    Diverse options for adding to your resume

    Cons

    Seasonality

    Unpredictable end dates (work can end abruptly....)

    Highest management sometimes prone to abrupt decisions that can close projects

    Not always the best setup for work environment (but they try very hard to enable it to be so)

    Advice to Management

    Please consider formats of consistent employment for people when projects end....a transfer system for the interim points is ideal. People like working here, it is easy to lose them if they can't pay bills.

  3. "Great experience, fair pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Music QR Specialist
    Former Employee - Music QR Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to work at a Fortune 100 company and was even able to use some of their employee services. I loved working in an international environment with colleagues from all over the world. The salary was good, and the work itself was really fun.

    Cons

    As the work is project related and on contractor basis, your assignment can end on short notice. However as far as I know Welocalize will try to find another assignment for you.


  4. "Bad company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Linguist
    Former Employee - Linguist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to say really, no one in the company like to work there.

    Cons

    There are many things wrong with this company.


  5. "Experience at WeLocalize"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic. Good benefits. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Very corporate minded for a Company this size


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and good pay.

    Cons

    There was no con at the time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "On a steady decline."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people who work here and it was a privilege getting to know them and learn from them. Somewhat flexible hours.

    Cons

    Upper management and the execs are a nightmare. Micromanaging at its finest. Raises are a joke unless you are a part of the 'elite', i.e. the rich get richer. You will never be praised for a job well done but you'll surely hear about any minor mistake that you make. The 'little guy' isn't appreciated at all even though they're doing the bulk of the grunt work. The company culture is moving in the wrong direction. Complaints are not taken seriously

    Advice to Management

    This used to be a fun place to work, stop moving away from that. Care about ALL of your employees, even the little guy since they're the ones holding everything together.

  8. "Industry Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked in a couple different companies in this industry over the years. Welocalize is definitely the most cutting edge. Not a perfect place, but this company really cares about continuous improvement.

    Cons

    The flip side to being such a cutting edge company is trying things that fail. This takes getting used to. Better communication around these failures is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Aspiring to changing the industry is great. Keep the faith.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Music project"

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    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Milan, NY
    Current Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Milan, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None none none None None

    Cons

    It’s a scam ! Don’t trust them . They don’t have any clients, you will loose all your time.

    Advice to Management

    It’s a terrible experience what I’ve got from your associate recruiter team.
    You are fake ! As a really bad movie !


  10. "Alright place to start out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Content Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty nice management
    Generally fast in response regarding issues you may have during contract work.
    Hooks you up with some great companies to work for.

    Cons

    Not much place for growth, you can make connections/networking with the contract work you get but even then depending on the company you work out - you definitely feel like an outsider .
    Also there aren't many great benefits - they don't even kick in until you've worked a certain amount.

    Advice to Management

    Try to work out benefits such that it is a bit more appealing to stay with the company.


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