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Senior Engineer (Current Employee), Leeds, ENGAugust 11, 2014
Pros: people, exposure to new technologies
Cons: money could be better
Shift base environment, always new things to learn from within the business or from other people.
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Not recommended
Project Manager (Former Employee), Leeds, ENGApril 14, 2014
Not recommended - good place to learn about the translation industry but bad working conditions and company ethos.
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Tech Division is the place to be
ScrumMaster and Agile Coach (A) (Current Employee), Leeds, ENGApril 14, 2014
Pros: great people that are intelligent and funny
Cons: location
A typical day at work
Helping the Scrum and Kanban teams, removing blockers, educating people, discussions with management regarding Agile Scaling and organisational change, assisting Product Owners write user stories, facilitation of viability and feasibility workshops with PO or senior management.

What I learned
How to implement and scale Agile globally – more... despite resistance

Management
Supportive, knowledgeable management in tech devision

Hardest part of the job
Managing conflict and resistance to Agile implementation and changes

Most enjoyable part of the job
Education the teams to create high performing teams
Watching the teams learn and encouraging them on a daily basis to challenge themselves
Seeing others becoming passionate about Agile as a result of my mentoring
Teaching the teams valuable skills
Successful releases – less
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Apprentice Project Administrator
Apprentice Project Administrator (Former Employee), Leeds, ENGDecember 24, 2013
Cons: long hours, long travel
It was a very intresting job that kept you on your toes and kept you thinking and learning new ways to do work and different areas of the company.
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voluntary
Interpreting Procurement Administrator (Former Employee), leedsOctober 8, 2013
was a voluntary placement. work placement was not secured and there was no permanent work after it.
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Dynamic work place
Project Administrator (Former Employee), LeedsSeptember 26, 2012
Pros: diverse nature of work
Cons: i had to stay longer at work than usual hours sometimes
As part of my role at thebigword I used to receive project requests from clients regarding translation jobs for specific languages. While my fellow colleague analysed the source files received from client to check the number of words and the specialism required for each job then I had to find a supplier if not available in house. I had to make sure – more... the translation quality was up to the mark and delivered in time to client. As meeting the deadline as well as quality of each project was crucial part of my role.

Management was always helpful where I needed any assistance. I enjoyed my work due to it's diverse nature. Meeting the client's deadline was a bit tricky part of my job that I achieved throughout my job period at thebigword which was reflected in weekly based KPI. – less
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Productive and organised workplace
Project Administrator/ Procurement Administrator (Former Employee), LeedsAugust 28, 2012
Pros: free lunch
Cons: sat down all day at a desk
Completing a wide range tasks for the project managers and coordinators, all computer based. Working for many clients including Google, Harley Davidson, Electrolux, Manchester United and many more. I learnt many skills including managing my time better, being more efficient in my work, becoming more useful on a computer and being able to talk to clients – more... more confidently and in the correct manner over the phone or in person. Hardest part of the job was when I got dedicated to a certain team (IBM) and was in charge of all their activities to be completed by the deadlines set, was very demanding and need a lot of concentration and hard work but it all got done and to a high standard.My most enjoyable part of the job was simply just getting on with all the members of the teams, and completing activities and getting good feedback as it motivated me more. – less
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No good payment process.
Freelance Interpreter (Former Employee), LondonJuly 26, 2012
No good payment process. Payment is not regularly executed, as promised.
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respectful co workers and flexible on edition and report buggs
QC Tester and translator (Former Employee), Beijing/ChinaJuly 13, 2012
Well knowledge about computer and network skills
Office(MS Word,Excel,Access,Power point and...)
Internet,Anti virus, Installation,Programming,Set up HW/SW,Networking,Debugging,Mobile phones debugger and translator and localization tester,assemble HW and more