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Updated December 11, 2017
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thebigword CEO Larry Gould
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Pros
  • Great people, really helpful - superb team (in 10 reviews)

  • Free fruit and coffee bus routes, local stray cat (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Huge void between lower level staff and upper management (in 12 reviews)

  • Unstable, low pay and unpredictable demand (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "NY Freelance Linguist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Freelance Interpreter in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Freelance Interpreter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at thebigword (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Pays on-time
    - On boarding
    - Work with students

    Cons

    They don't always have jobs available


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interpreter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Interpreter in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Interpreter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at thebigword (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the work.

    Cons

    It takes too long to get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Create a system that freelancers can get paid weekly, or every two weeks the most.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "PC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers and management was supportive.

    Cons

    No room for growth.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I left the company only because I had to re-locate for my husband."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong direction, invest very heavily in the workforce, pay is okay. When most language companies are gone because of the lack of investment in their services, thebigword will be a leader because they are always working on their tech.

    Cons

    You will have to work hard and be creative, you are expected to speak to clients even if you are in a junior role.

    Advice to Management

    The market is changing and you need to keep investing in your tech. The biggest challenge is to get everyone working for you on board with this strategy.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The ability to learn skills to take on to other job opportunities some room from growth also the ideal learning experience

    Cons

    Salary isnt the greatest ... Should invest more into their employees so the company can run smoother and morw reliably

    Advice to Management

    Take better interest in your teans


  6. "A great internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Human Resources and Recruiting Coordinator
    Former Intern - Human Resources and Recruiting Coordinator

    I worked at thebigword as an intern

    Pros

    This was a great internship. I have learned a lot from this experience. It was a great working environment, everyone at thebigword was happy to be there from what I saw. Overall it was a great experience and it was very educational.

    Cons

    From the internship perspective, there was no cons. It was all a positive experience with a lot of learning.


  7. "Excellent Internship Opportunity focusing on Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at thebigword as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Creative freedom
    -Direct assistance with staff
    -Rigorous problem solving
    -Marketing Focus

    Cons

    -Culture isn't as strong as i would like it to be

    Advice to Management

    Emphasizing culture

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Opportunity and a ton of room for growth!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Supported by management
    -Insane amount of room for growth within the organization
    -Ability to work with top Fortune 500 clients
    -Opportunity to travel extensively
    -Fun environment with cool colleagues for the most part
    -Great benefits (full benefits + 401K 100% matched)

    Cons

    -Communication between departments could be improved
    -Training should be strengthened

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing within the current employees that exist so that new employees feel fully supported when they are initially on boarded. Create an environment of full visibility so that employees feel you have their back. For the most part, this does happen - but if anything can be approved upon, this would be it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Honestly, I loved the people I worked with and learned a lot from this experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at thebigword as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Co-workers extremely friendly
    - Fun, environment, I felt like I fit in from day 1.
    - Learned a lot from interning here, it is an experience that I will remember moving forward.

    Cons

    - As an intern, I expected a little bit more direction at points. I probably could have learned more with more guidance, though the freedom did allow me to test new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    - Get more involved with interns! I love you guys, but interns need to be guided and given a general sense of what you'd like them to do. In the future, try to involve interns more with the projects that YOU'RE working on - it'll give them a better insight into their own roles.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very happy lots of job opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at thebigword full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have worked at thebigword for many years and have been promoted many times and received good compensation for my work.

    Cons

    Its a very busy and fast growing environment, you got to be ready to work hard and stay focused.

    Advice to Management

    The new management structure is working and you should keep evolving it over the next few years.


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