UX Designer (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – March 11, 2019
Avoid this company. They don't seem to know what they want to be. Management is as skilled as a cartoon plot. Yelling and threatening happen daily, not to include the daily betrayal. Funding is practically non-existent. Work place feels like a prison. Bare walls, ugly carpet and an army of people that don't want to see or speak to each other(not to include the 50+ cameras). They work their hardest (or not at all) to only promote from within. Those who have been there the longest get the pat on the back, regardless of capability. They will constantly tell you "They don't have a policy for that." Which is code for "we will find any reason we want to fire you". No one trusts a single manager there and for a dang good reason. High turn over and quite low pay. Every day feels like they are just learning how to do their jobs (pretty much every section including management). The Redmond office is just labor for w/e Montreal or Dublin dictates. There is an insane amount of animosity between the sites. Company works to buy up to 10 studios per year, but don't fool yourself, unless you are part of the smaller studio, life will never be entertaining here. You will spend nearly every day looking over your back.
Bottom of the barrel benefits. LOW pay. No direction and no true capability.
Text Localization (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – August 18, 2017
Helpful work-mates, competent leads, reasonably well-organized projects, very cosmopolitan environment, tools that anyone interested in localization should become familiar with, good place to begin a career in localization.