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Yamagata, Yamagata (Japan)
1 to 50 employees
2008
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. We are building the technology platform for people-powered translation at any scale.

With Gengo you can order translation into 37 languages. Millions of words are translated every week by over ... Read more

Mission: To provide language services to everyone and connect a global community.

Gengo Reviews

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    I have been working at Gengo part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    good support
    easy-to-use platform
    work from home

    Cons

    The total experience is very frustrating.
    Overall, there are only some minimal works. And the competition in my language pair is insane. Much of the time is spent waiting for a job. Just several seconds late, and the job is gone. Whether it is in the early morning, or at the late night, there always seem to be some translators staring at their computer screens and waiting intensely for the next project to come up.
    I presume the price Gengo charges to their clients is kind of high compared to other companies, thus there are not many orders. On the other hand, since their pay is fine, a lot of translators are attracted to this website. In this way, the ratio of translators to orders is greatly unbalanced.

    Advice to Management

    Please find more work and do something to improve translators' experience!

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    Community Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Gengo (Tokyo (Japan)).

    Interview

    There were quite a few interviews (around 5) until a position was finally offered. While tedious for everyone involved, it also allowed me to meet people from the company across a variety of business fields so I could more fully grasp the company and their business. I was able to interview with people from the top management all the way down to regular employees.

    Interview Questions

    • A surprising amount of hypothetical business questions which involved a lot of number crunching on the spot.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The negotiations were rather straight forward and reasonable.

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