The work was surprisingly interesting, with an assortment of psychological tests that nearly brought this grown man to tears and breaking point a couple of times. Obviously, respecting the NDA, I won't go into detail, except to suggest that if the tasks seem tedious then you're doing something wrong. I was under the impression that I was being closely watched, even on off-days.
All was well and good until it came to pay time. Then it turned out that I had gone way over the "average" time for tasks, according to their calculations. Including a small concession, they asked me to cut the minutes on my timesheet by almost half. I felt cheated because an average is an average, not a maximum, and considering all the unpaid hours that I invested for exams and training, I would expect an employer to return the favour, invest a little and honour the hourly rate that they promised.
My anger was taking too long to subside, and I wondered if the end of every month was going to be like that, so I quit. To anyone working or thinking about working at Lionbridge, I say go for it, just be careful.
interesting psychological tests
unacceptably low pay and end-of-month penny-pinching