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Welocalize Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Welocalize CEO Smith Yewell
Smith Yewell
95 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (5)

    "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
  6. "Not Perfect, Not Awful"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Welocalize full-time

    Pros

    The people at Welocalize are very hardworking (maybe to a fault) and depending on the office, the culture can be awesome or depressing. I have learned a lot in my four years at Welocalize and will continue to use this experience to grow in my career. The team has invested millions of dollars in technology so you will be working with great platforms that are constantly maintained. Dealing with Windows 1998 or obsolete...

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    Cons

    Revolving door in my particular office, I lost count after 60+ people left at year 2 with the company.

    Welocalize2019-04-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "High stress low pay"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people A lot of learning/training opportunities Great place to get well trained and move on Fun clients with exciting projects Nice offices Travel opportunities Mostly-Flexible schedule

    Cons

    High stress Low pay (compensation wasn’t worth the stress, less than $20/hr once actual hours were applied instead of 40/week) 50 hour weeks is the expected norm and the company culture sees this as the “standard work week for adult professionals” - quoting a VP HUGE amounts of turnover (increases stress/hours for team)

    Advice to Management

    You seem to turn your backs on the teammates that were exiting - this made transitions incredibly difficult for those who remain, and also looked very petty to the rest of us. I lost a lot of respect for you because of this. Your team is your team until the day they step out of the door for the last time. Honor their time and energy spent to benefit your work and your company. Don’t take advantage of them, nor take them...

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    Welocalize2019-04-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Basic contract work with a brutal grind"

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    Former Employee - Maps Quality Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular pay and ability to put a major tech company on your resume

    Cons

    Second class citizen treatment by regular tech workers, poor pay and benefits, unnecessary metrics and hoops to jump through on basic tasks

    Advice to Management

    Not much Welocalize can do to alleviate issues, save pay more or provide better benefits.

    Welocalize2019-03-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Tester in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were a few interesting projects. And flex-hours, if you need that.

    Cons

    Poor pay and absolutely no benefits. No opportunity to grow. Office is more like dark basement. No way to park.

    Advice to Management

    Unprofessional

    Welocalize2019-03-22
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for a native speaker of a foreign lanuaguage"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work on different projects, sometimes with flex hours

    Cons

    It’s typically on hourly rate

    Welocalize2019-02-13
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