Is Lionbridge a Scam?
Lionbridge is NOT a scam but it is NOT a good job to get if you want to work online. I worked for Lionbridge for about 4 months in 2010 into 2011. To get the job I had to study a manual before taking 2 tests.
I then started working for Lionbridge as a Interent Assessor or Quality Rater, I’m not sure which is the proper title. As I worked I was required to study many more manuals to be able to do many different types of rating tasks. Things seemed to be going well for the first couple months.
Lionbridge has a policy that states, each Quality Rater will be reviewed by the Lionbridge big-wigs to see if productivity level is up to standards and then will be given a star-rating (out of 5 stars) each month. According to Lionbridge policy, if any Quality rater receives a 2-star rating twice in a 6 month periodthey will be terminated.
I got a 3-star rating after 2 months and did not receive another star-rating and was terminated about 2 months after that. So in 4 month period I received a 3-star rating just once and was terminated without warning. I then tried to email the Lionbridge team and ask why and tried to reason with them but I did not get a good response. They replied to my emails with rudeness and an UNprofessional attitude.
In that 4 month period I spent more than half my time studying the many manuals that I received from Lionbridge in which I did not get paid for. I knew I was spending alot of time studying and not getting paid but I just wanted to be a great Quality Rater. I thought I was investing that time for the long-term with Lionbridge. BIG MISTAKE !!
I personally know 5 other people who had this exact same experience. They were terminated after only 3 or 4 months and after spending much of their time (not getting paid) studying the manuals. After some calculation, I, and the people I know earned about $8 to $9 per hour. (From the supposed $14.50) A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME !!!
Lionbridge does pay on time (once a month) BUT Lionbridge does not care about the time you waste studying. Lionbridge just terminates people without warning or without giving anyone a chance to improve. Lionbridge has wasted precious time of many people I know. Lionbridge is a dirty company and I suggest avoiding working for them at all cost.