Telelanguage Employee Reviews about "no benefits"
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- "pay is good for now" (in 8 reviews)
- "Flexible hours, work from home" (in 6 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and you can work from anywhere around the world as a freelance teacher (Except France for legal reasons)" (in 4 reviews)
- "Professional, courteous and helpful people are there to help with onboarding process and during the employment." (in 3 reviews)
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Updated Nov 16, 2023
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- 4.0Jul 21, 2016Anonymous FreelancerCurrent Freelancer, less than 1 yearVancouver, WA
flexibility. good for side income not primary, company gives you 2 hour training on their paperwork, rules and industry customs, dress code etc.
driving time and gas are not compensated, very part time , cannot support yourself on your monthly income if you do onsite, in person interpretation only, no benefits, you run your own business, you educate yourself.
- 1.0Oct 20, 2016Interpreter/TranslatorFormer ContractorPortland, OR
flexible schedule your own schedule independence (questionable)
Absolutely disrespectful and rude for no apparent reason. I mistakingly came in earlier to get a paycheck on a pay day, this was my first paycheck even though I've been working for Telelanguage for a month at the time. This was due to their policy regarding pay day and even thought it was extremely inconvenient, I have never complained about that. When I came in earlier and after being explained another policy regulation (one could get their paycheck only at 4pm) I admitted to making a mistake and asked for assistance. Instead, I was asked to go 'walk around' for four hours. The lady at the reception desk never even tried to see if there's anything they could do, not even offer a glass of water. So I informed her I'd have to wait at the office. Finally, I decided to leave and come back later. When I came in at 3.30pm there was a considerable amount of people waiting to be paid. When the same lady at the desk was ready to distribute paychecks she pointed at another person who, she said, 'was here first'. She looked straight pass me as I was standing right in front of her. So I attempted to remind her that I was here first and response to that was 'well, you said you were going to be sitting in the office but you left. Didn't you?'. This is just a small fraction of what had happened that day at the office. I was also told 'I don't need your explanations', 'Get out of here right now and never come back' (and this is before I got my paycheck), 'I am the person who deals with checks so what do you want from her?', 'I will terminate your contract right now', etc. On top of all the rudeness, bullying and disrespect interpreters are underpaid, there's no guarantee of any min hours per week, no benefits whatsoever. If one has just normal values regarding job culture, respect and communication skills, Telelanguage is not the company to seek or expect those values to be met. Spare yourself time and stress if you are thinking of applying for a job at Telelanguage.
- 1.0Nov 14, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
you meet good people at work, you feel a sense of reward helping out non english speakers,
driving everywhere, management needs improvement, clean house? bad hours, no benefitsTelelanguage Response7y
Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you did not have a good experience with the company. Generally, there are no benefits in most contract related work and as far as the hours, we are a 24 hour operation with assignments being scheduled throughout the week. Our management team has been expanded quite recently in order to have better communication with the interpreters. Driving everywhere can be tiresome, especially with traffic worsening every year! Virtual interpretation such as OPI and VRI are solid options for people with problems commuting.
- 4.0Feb 9, 2017Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor
Management is very responsive. The pay is slightly above average for this type of industry. Interpreters can work from home and log into the system 24/7.
No benefits. Call flow is unpredictable.
- 5.0Nov 28, 2015Medical and Legal InterpreterCurrent Contractor, more than 10 yearsRemote, OR
logging in and out at my convenience
low pay, no benefits, inconsistent amount of calls1
- 5.0May 6, 2022InterpreterCurrent Freelancer, more than 3 yearsMiami, FL
Great support of the employees, I really feel like a team member. Great response to all my inquiries.
I don’t have any problems with them. Compensation is great, but no benefits.