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  1. „Great place to work”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei PTSGI gearbeitet

    Pros

    Decent base pay for foreign workers, with good bonuses for exceeding your monthly quota, which you are almost guaranteed to exceed because of the consistent workload. The office environment is supportive but not intrusive. You are given your assignments at the beginning of the day, and then are more or less left alone to complete your work in peace. The company encourages you to get up and clear your mind whenever you need to. While there is a stated dress code of no jeans, in practice it's really whatever you're comfortable wearing. Translators and editors regularly consult with one another over questions in their cases, so there is a decent, if a bit informal, support structure there. Management is open and friendly, as well as receptive to constructive criticism about company processes, and is actively working to make training more effective, often bringing in-house translators and editors input into the process. There was no overtime pay at the time I left (a common problem in Taiwanese jobs), but you do receive bonuses for going over your monthly quota. If you view staying later as going towards your bonus, then the compensation is decent. That said, I found that after I got into the swing of things I almost never had to stay late to finish work. That is in large part because as a translator or editor you work with a coordinator that balances your workload to not be too much on a daily basis but also more or less guarantees receiving a monthly bonus. The bonus system is specifically geared towards supporting travel, but you can take a cash bonus worth most of the trip, which is bundled and paid to you quarterly. Overall, if you want a job where you're free to get your work done as you see fit, so long as you're meeting your deadlines and doing quality work, then you'll probably like this place. To be honest, it seems like a much more open and progressive office environment compared to other horror stories I've heard about other office jobs in Taiwan.

    Kontras

    There is a fee system for minor issues like coming in late, but it should be qualified that all employees can come in up to 15 minutes late (you just have to stay however many minutes you came in late past your normal leave time) before that fee is put in to effect. While at times a bit irksome, I did not find the fee system to be nearly as burdensome as other reviewers have said. Also, while the training system seems to be getting much better, specific training for certain jobs is left more or less up to you. There is also an excessive amount of company-wide emails that you don't necessarily need to be receiving. While it does make the company seem open, in practice it just makes for a lot of clutter in your inbox.

    Rat an das Management

    While I understand the fee system as a management tool, it alienates your employees and endangers your ability to find qualified foreign (and frankly domestic) workers who find the system intrusive.


  2. „Sales”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei PTSGI

    Pros

    Very technical job good for gearheads

    Kontras

    No guidance from management, you are on your own

  3. „OK place for a robotic job if you work from home”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Off-site Translator in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Off-site Translator in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home. Jobs are easy, most of the time. Low pressure. Steady volume of work.

    Kontras

    No promotion. No advancement. Work is robotic and mindless most of the time. Pay structure is only in the favor of the employer. No professional networking opportunities. The requirement to use translation / editing software is only for the benefit of the employer - they can save on cost.

    Rat an das Management

    Can't be bothered to offer any advice unless you start making employees shareholders of the company.


  4. Hilfreich (4)

    „Translator”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Translator in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Translator in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Neutrale Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei PTSGI gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Flexible with time in the office, lovely people. They offer support with family issues and generally happy to help with any problems you might have if they can (at work or otherwise). Can make quite a lot of money if you put the hours in. Happy to sponsor professional development. Extremely flexible for a Taiwanese company.

    Kontras

    Low rate per word - offset by it being in-house though. Payment is per-word instead of a flat salary, so this gives you the opportunity to make a lot - but once you're past probation, if you don't make your 'base salary' they deduct the difference every time you make extra. Make sure you read your contract carefully, the probation and permanent contracts will likely say different things.

    Rat an das Management

    Stop trying to compete with the lowest bidder in the Asia-Pacific region, prices are just getting lower. It would be good if there were some central database of how much work each in-house translator/proofreader has, because at the moment some are flooded and some are bored.


  5. Hilfreich (3)

    „Looking back...”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - English Editor in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - English Editor in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei PTSGI gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Given the state of teaching in Taiwan, PTSGI is a welcome opportunity for stable, if just as mindless, employment.

    Kontras

    It's a Taiwanese company - the boss is right, always, and employers are cogs in a machine; replaceable and shown the door on any lack of obedience.

    Rat an das Management

    We are 16 years into the 21st century - perhaps it's time to acknowledge that.


  6. Hilfreich (2)

    „Ideal first job”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei PTSGI gearbeitet

    Pros

    -They provide clean and quiet office for translators.
    -Employees can wear slippers in the office.
    -above-the -par starting salary.

    Kontras

    -Quantity over Quality.
    -It's a family business lead by shortsighted second generation.
    -Working contract issues

    Rat an das Management

    They should get rid of the penalty fee for employees who can't fulfill the contract. Also, please be open to suggestions.


  7. Hilfreich (4)

    „The worst company to work for in Taipei”

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei PTSGI gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    I can't think of any, except for being able to wear slippers to work.

    Kontras

    This is absolutely the worst company to work for. In fact, it was only after I accepted my offer that I realized former employees had sued this company left and right. It has such a horrible reputation in the translation industry that many people are surprised it's still up and running despite it trying to break every labor law possible. The pay is ridiculous, they fine you for whatever BS reasons, the environment is almost on par to that of a military, and this is quite possibly the most boring job I've had to date. I quit within three weeks. Going to work was so painful, I would've opt for a root canal. Even three weeks felt too long; I couldn't wait to get out of there. Turnover rate is notoriously high. There are almost always people leaving the company every week. If you're on your three months probation period, offer your resignation at 11am, and you're out the door by lunch. I left my Google account logged in at the company's computer, and the next employee that took my position emailed me, asking me why I left. He laughed off at my reasons, stating that I was being dramatic. A week later, he told me he was leaving that circus, too. Stay the hell away from this company at all cost. Leaving it was the best decision I have ever made, and I'm so glad I found my current job. There are way open-minded, respectful, fun, energetic companies in town. This company was a waste of my time.

    Rat an das Management

    I'm amazed anyone has stayed to work for this group of clowns.

  8. Hilfreich (3)

    „Avoid at all costs! Abandon all hope ye who enter here!”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Proofreader
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Proofreader
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe bei PTSGI gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Vacation can be taken relatively freely by foreigners (even if management sends company-wide emails constantly complaining about the fact that anyone would deign to take any vacation whatsoever).

    They won't mess around with your work visa.

    If you're really gung-ho about translation or proofreading, you'll certainly have plenty to do.

    Kontras

    Fines are imposed for pretty much every action imaginable. One minute late? That'll be a fine of one hour's salary, since they'll force you to apply for that "time off" (and one minute is rounded up to an hour!). Refuse to apply for that "time off" since it's almost definitely illegal for them to deduct such a disproportionate amount of your salary? That'll be a fine of three hours' salary. Fines are imposed for forgetting to swipe your time card (or, in a more likely scenario, because the time clock is ridiculously fickle and didn't properly record your input), for writing the wrong customer address on an envelope (if you're in sales), for not filling out some obscure online form on the company website even if you've done everything right in person, or for doing or not doing something they haven't even told you about yet.

    The entire operation seems to be set up to give employees as little of their salary as humanly possible. All overtime work is unpaid regardless of the amount of time one puts in (oh, if an employee works 40 hours of overtime in a single month, they'll give the "lucky" soul one vacation day, in what might very well be the worst deal in history. But management really hopes you'll strive for this instead of taking your legally mandated vacation!)

    Want to quit this place because it makes the City of Dis look like Disney World? You'll be forced to forfeit some ungodly portion of your salary and give 2 months' notice lest they try to take even more of your money. You can also kiss all of your unpaid monthly bonuses goodbye (which can be a substantial sum, since they're only paid out two or three times a year).

    Company-wide emails are constantly sent that range from the absurd to the absolutely terrifying, such as a prohibition on listening to headphones (which has, thankfully, not yet been enforced, because one would actually be driven to suicide if one had to do such monotonous work in complete silence), the aforementioned gripes about vacation days, encouraging people to work harder and longer for less money, and constant threats of fines, punishment, and retaliation for mistakes as innocent as forgetting to turn off your mini desk light when you go home at 2 AM (the poor assigners...).

    You will find yourself buried in rote and meaningless paperwork that seems like an absurd waste of company resources (why force translators/proofreaders to send 'daily reports' on what work they've done when it's easy for management to pull the case codes and number of words they've worked on from the centralized system?)

    The office has a cleanliness problem, probably because the company wants everyone to consume breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and midnight snacks!) within arm's length of their work computers, leading to a rat infestation.

    Turnover is--rightfully--enormous, leading you to ponder your own exit every time they tell you to delete a former coworker's email address.

    Because no one would want to work here for long, translation quality suffers, meaning you won't be proud of the work you produce if you work at the speed they require. The company seems to get away with poor quality quite often because their customers often don't speak the target language.

    Rat an das Management

    Having a culture and set of policies that is so anti-employee leads to low employee morale and high turnover. The best talent is often the quickest to leave, which is why the company constantly has problems with the quality of its translations.

    Want to have more than two or three translators you can be proud of? Show a little bit of trust and respect for your employees.


  9. Hilfreich (1)

    „Do yourself a favor: look for something else - if you don't, you'll quit within a year anyway”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Proofreader in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Proofreader in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Positive Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei PTSGI gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    - Friendly colleagues
    - Quite "international" environement
    - The company cheat on taxes by under-reporting your salary, which ends up lowering your own taxes as well (not sure if that's a "pro" though)
    - The company seems to be facing a favorable business outlook

    Kontras

    Old fashioned and unfair management practices:

    - The company will try to force you into signing an additional employment contract AFTER you get formally hired. This additional contract is largely abusive, unfair, unbalanced and includes a vast number of provisions contradicting the Labor Standards. DO NOT sign it if you've already signed another contract with them. For instance, it requires you to pay 3 months worth of your salary in the event you'll quit before the end of this contract.

    - The company has set up a large array of tactics in order to retrieve a significant part of your salary every month: fines (most of them being illegal), obscure "policies" they can't explain themselves, donations they invite you to make in the company's name (sometimes up to 5000NTD and which they use to promote themselves),

    - If you're a Taiwanese employee: the company will require you to work sometimes up to 4 hours overtime per day, with no pay (but when you do, they'll graciously give you bian dang - what a bargain!)
    - If you're a foreigner: the company will give you a ridiculously high monthly target (forcing you to do overtime) or try trick you with further schemes designed to reduce your salary by 20%

    - If you're a foreigner: you can kiss goodbye your CNY bonus and all the others ones as well since "this is not a foreigners' practice"
    - If you're a Taiwanese: the company will ask you to reimburse bonuses if you quit

    - More importantly, the company will pressure you, use psychological coercion and threaten to lay you off if you disagree with any of the "policies" mentioned above.

    Rat an das Management

    - Use motivation and recognition to stimulates employee's productivity and loyalty, instead of coercion, threat and sexist or diminishing group emails and interviews
    - Read the dictionary's entry to "Corporate Social Responsibility"; maybe take a management class?
    - Pay bonuses as due; pay salaries on time and not 20 days late
    - Set reasonable to workloads/targets
    - Praise for a more qualitative work instead of solely quantitative


  10. Hilfreich (1)

    „Enriching Translation Experience”

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    • Work-Life-Balance
    • Kultur & Werte
    • Karrieremöglichkeiten
    • Vergütung & Zusatzleistungen
    • Führungsebene
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Translator in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Translator in Taipeh (Taiwan)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose

    Ich habe in Teilzeit bei PTSGI gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    I absolutely adored working with my assigners. My assigners were positive and encouraging. I learned so much about translation on the job and had opportunities to work on so many different and wonderful projects. The work itself was enjoyable, and I do not regret my work experience with PTSGI.

    Kontras

    The two main turn offs from working as a freelance translator at PTSGI are the low pay and the lack of respect for my time. When I interviewed at PTSGI, I was led to believe that I could easily make NT$30,000 a month. Therefore, I lessened my workload to focus on cases with them. I quickly realized that I barely made enough to cover the costs of living. My additional work as a teacher and editor paid me better, even though I spent most of my time on assignments from PTSGI. Another aspect I did not appreciate was the lack of respect for my time. I would often get last minute cases and turning them down due to schedule conflicts would result in less assignments.

    Rat an das Management

    I realize that the company is Taiwanese and follows the work culture of Taiwan, but I would advise greater respect for all employees. Translation is grueling work and not given enough appreciation. If you want to keep good translators around, you need to become more international in mindset and practice better standards of labor.