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Bewertungen für Translator bei Gengo

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  1. „Bad incentive structure”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
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    Akt. befristeter Mitarbeiter - Freelance Translator in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. befristeter Mitarbeiter - Freelance Translator in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite als befristeter Mitarbeiter bei Gengo (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    *Material is easy and often interesting.

    *Support is usually fast and friendly.

    *At-will platform is much more relaxing than getting bombarded with e-mails from clients.

    Kontras

    *Standard and Pro jobs are rated on the same scale. The only reason to do Standard jobs at the pitifully low rate offered is if you can breeze through it without worrying much about quality or mistakes. If you do a job with Standard quality, though, the rating affects your overall rating.

    *The system rewards people who are obviously using bots to grab jobs. There's just no other way for as many as 10 Pro jobs to disappear in seconds flat. The fact that jobs for under $25 end up getting left behind for more reasonable periods is a red flag that larger projects are getting scooped up by automation. I can respond to a push notification immediately and still not get one of the larger jobs multiple times in a day - that's kind of ridiculous.

    *Not much reason to do a GREAT job, just enough reason to do well enough to stay in the Pro tier.

    Rat an das Management

    Reward people with high ratings, not good programming skills. Find a way to allow your most highly rated translators to get access to jobs first.

    Separate the ratings system for Standard jobs to give more experienced translators a reason to do that work for such low rates.


  2. „Great fast-growing company”

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    Akt. Freelancer - Russian Translator
    Akt. Freelancer - Russian Translator
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite bei Gengo (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Decent pay and they are always trying to create new opportunities for their translators by finding unusual projects with interesting companies.

    Kontras

    As hard as they try, work is sometimes scarce and one cannot rely on them to earn a living.

  3. „Translator”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Translator
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Translator

    Ich arbeite in Teilzeit bei Gengo (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    * You can choose to work whenever you want at wherever you want.

    Kontras

    * Nearly not enough work to be even considered to be a side-job. Only think of working for them as a translator if you are already making enough money to pay your rent.


  4. „Freelance Translator”

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    Akt. befristeter Mitarbeiter - Freelance Translator in Los Angeles, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. befristeter Mitarbeiter - Freelance Translator in Los Angeles, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite als befristeter Mitarbeiter bei Gengo (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    - Work whenever you want.
    - Great as an additional source of income

    Kontras

    - Inconsistent work.
    - Clients are extremely difficult to contact, yet have the power to dismiss all of your work.

    Rat an das Management

    Protect translators from clients who don't know any better. Demand that clients provide context, ideally to all projects, but at the very least for projects more than $50.


  5. „A Good Opportunity for Experienced Translators”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Freelance Translator
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Freelance Translator
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Teilzeit bei Gengo (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    If you are an experienced translator, it's a good opportunity for you to add an extra income stream.

    Kontras

    There's no cons as a part-time job, otherwise one language pair wouldn't give you enough jobs.

    Rat an das Management

    Hope you find more clients.


  6. Hilfreich (2)

    „If you have good foreign language skills in a language pair they need,, it's easy to get work with them.”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Translator
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Translator
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Pros

    Great flexibility, work from home, can take time off whenever you want. If you do good work consistently, customers will often choose you as a "favorite" translator, which means you get first crack at their assignments. I find their ratings system (your "grade" on your work) to be very fair on the whole. The company, of course, loves diversity: its translators work all over the world. So many languages, so many cultures! This company is also a reliable way to get the experience needed to do other translation work.

    Kontras

    One downside is the fact that the pay is not great. However, they do all the work getting the jobs. You may also need to keep your schedule very loose; jobs come in at all hours of the day or night. The customer who needs the quick translation could be anywhere in the world, in any time zone. I often work in the middle of the night.

    Rat an das Management

    Keep up the good management and the upbeat work atmosphere! There have been some minor wrinkles with the Translators Operations Team regarding the new QA process which can be discouraging, but I trust they will get ironed out in short order.


  7. Hilfreich (1)

    „Colossal Waste of Time”

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    Ehem. Freelancer - Interpreter/Translator in Cincinnati, OH (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Freelancer - Interpreter/Translator in Cincinnati, OH (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe bei Gengo gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    - Easy to get work

    Kontras

    - Senior translator's views are entirely arbitrary and if they don't like how to translate, they will revoke your qualifications on a whim and will have to take qualifications test all over again

    - 0.02 cents per word? Really? I can make more doing freelance myself.

    Rat an das Management

    Just close up shop already. You guys have a recipe for disaster and you don't listen to your guys anyway.

  8. Hilfreich (1)

    „Not good for long-term”

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    Akt. Freelancer - Freelance Translator in Amsterdam (Niederlande)
    Akt. Freelancer - Freelance Translator in Amsterdam (Niederlande)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite bei Gengo (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Lots of free time. Good platform, guidelines and style are defined. Other than that there are not a lot of things about working here that can be considered plus.

    Kontras

    Not enough work to make a living out of it. Accessing senior levels does not depend on language proficiency or quality of translation but on the evaluation by people who you would be competing with if you want to get paid the higher rate. I had perfect translations cancelled because of virtual mistakes that were not there, and there's no possibility to get reviewed. Meaning you'll never get there.

    Rat an das Management

    Change the way in which accessing higher levels of translation is done. Letting senior translators review tests makes the senior level impossible to access, meaning that you'll be stuck with the same low-quality translators and leave no room for improvement.


  9. Hilfreich (6)

    „Crowd Sourcing Leads to a Cutthroat Free-for-all”

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    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
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    Ehem. Freelancer - Translator
    Ehem. Freelancer - Translator
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe bei Gengo gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    - Low barrier to entry and work at home.
    - Can start and stop whenever you want.
    - Easy thing to add to a resume.

    Kontras

    - Loooooooow pay and little work. If you're looking for even semi-consistent work, turn back.
    - Poor quality control of Senior Translators. I've had submissions rejected by Senior Translators who clearly have a poor grasp of English.
    - Poor policing of Senior Translators. Like mentioned in a previous review, I get the feeling that sometimes my work gets rejected for the sole reason of Senior Translators taking out the competition and getting more work.
    - Gengo wants very rigid, word-for-word, sentence-for-sentence translations. Translation doesn't work that way.

    Rat an das Management

    The system works well, but only for you. Not for your crowd sourced employees.


  10. „Company cannot accept translator concerns or meet human needs”

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    Ehem. Freelancer - Translator
    Ehem. Freelancer - Translator
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe bei Gengo gearbeitet (Über 8 Jahre)

    Pros

    reliable pay. easy work .flexible work.

    Kontras

    i submitted a negative review two weeks ago, entitled 'this company is a horror.' if this company were healthy, the directors and senior mgmt would have taken it as a springboard for discussion and for root-cause analysis of many similar employee concerns expressed here about unfair treatment. but alas, no such self-reflection seems to be happening. instead, the ceo has chosen a path of 'reputation management' instead, asking me to remove my review.
    i think there has developed a inappropriate, unhealthy, and unsustainable power imbalance between mgmt and senior translators , and regular translators.

    Rat an das Management

    a ceo who has earned an 11% approval rating should reflect on why.