Personalized service and translations that stand out due to their exceptional quality and originality of tone: that’s what we are known for.
At the time of inception, Syntagme’s founding fathers had a clear vision for the company, a revolutionary approach: a workplace where individuality reigns supreme (no immovable hierarchy, no static schedules, no artificial deadlines), with warm surroundings (no concrete or fluorescent lighting, no sealed windows and stuffy air), fostering everyone’s wellbeing, productivity, team spirit and excellence, where all would be compensated for the work produced rather than the hours spent working – or pretending to. There you have it in a nutshell: Syntagme was born and is still flourishing.
From the very beginning, Syntagme took on a managerial approach that has endured to this day: small teams working in harmony where all members are truly empowered. Specifically, our company is composed of freelancers working mostly on site in more or less specialized but highly flexible units. All team members are completely autonomous yet collaborate fully. Each unit is headed by a seasoned revisor, who ensures that the translations are of the utmost quality. Our extremely adaptable work style allows us to rapidly reassess and juggle various projects according to fluctuating priorities. As, nowadays, everything is urgent, here at Syntagme, crisis management is a way of life!
Moreover, Syntagme is one of the few translation agencies in the field still offering paid work-study opportunities to the most promising university graduates… however, a diploma is not, in our opinion, a be-all and end-all. Guiding and training future professionals is the driving force of our agency. In fact, we prefer recruiting promising candidates that we will train and mentor in-house rather than limiting ourselves to experienced translators.
Lastly, all team members are perfectly free to manage their work schedule as they see fit in order to strike the ideal work-life balance. These are not mere words destined to jazz up a mission statement: we actually put them into practice. Imagine that! As a matter of fact, Syntagme spares no effort in making life easier for those members who seemingly have taken it upon themselves to single-handedly counteract the province’s declining population.
If the past is any indication of the future, at a time when the world is rediscovering that work well done is synonymous with quality, Syntagme’s future is rosy indeed! Personalized service and translations that stand out due to their exceptional quality and originality of tone: that’s what we are known for… and will continue to strive for.