Who We Are

It’s a brave new world. One which requires a brave new approach to how branding, marketing and business overall gets done. We’ve parlayed our decades of experience and our understanding of the new now into a philosophy and model for helping clients connect with their communities. Rooted in digital experience strategy and design, we work with clients on finding the right problems to solve and the most effective solutions to solve them, both online and off. All of this is delivered within a collaborative framework and business goal mindset. In each service offering – Agency: client brand platform solutions, Lab: exploratory ideation and consulting, Studio: new product and platform development – we work to translate ideas into meaningful experiences. Welcome to Translator.

Our Philosophy

Our culture is enamored with claiming success by getting a task done. Or hitting a predetermined target. If we can move it from the in box to the out box, victory is declared. If the “expectations market” has been addressed, we can breathe a sigh of relief. The reason we do this is because this is how everyone else does it, and how it’s always been done. We focus on tasks. And while tasks are not always easy to perform, the act of doing them is easy to understand.

What we need to do is think, plan, and create for an outcome.

Headquarters

415 E Menomonee St
Milwaukee WI, 53202

Fun

Comments from Translator: 

"At Translator there is a lot of celebrating and overt recognition of people and their ideas. Employees are given the opportunity to connect with the community through Lab in a way most organizations don't. Translator host tons of community events and allow people the opportunity to be as involved as they would like! In additions employees, customers, friends and family are welcome hang out after hours as well and have a lot of fun!"

The following programs and activities are available for employees:

  • Openness for children to be at the workplace occasionally
    • Children (and pets) are always welcome at Translator. That extends not only to employees but guests, partners, and clients as well!
  • Biking or hiking trails on-site or near by
    • Translator is located in the 3rd Ward of MKE, there is lots of space around and the lake is nearby.
  • Computer games

Employees have the following available on-site for their meals and breaks:

  • Cappuccino/Coffee/Tea Bar
  • Kitchen available
  • Starbucks or upgraded local coffee served

The following community building activities are available:

  • Company sponsored social get togethers
  • Holiday party(s) and activities
  • Friday night social gathering (or any day of the week)
  • Birthday recognition
  • Special events/sports tickets that are company sponsored and shared

Eco-consious employees at are supported through:

  • Bike parking
  • Access to public transportation

Employees can also participate in the following:

  • Bring your dog to work
  • Personal music choices during work (headphones, radio, CD)
  • Access to personal social media
  • Walking meetings
  • No dress code

Flextime

Non-traditional work arrangements are available to employees:

  • Project only work assignments 
  • Short-term temporary work assignments
  • Seasonal work (summer, holiday)
  • Paid internships
  • Unpaid internships

Flexible scheduling options are available to salaried employees:

  • Choose the hours they work (start and stop times) within a range of hours 
  • Work from home occasionally      
  • Resources to work at hole are provided for those who work from home regularly
  • Work from an alternative (remote) location to accommodate a family crisis/need 

These flexible scheduling options are available on a case-by-case basis:

  • Part-time schedules
  • Choice of how the total number of work hours can be scheduled
  • Job-sharing
  • Change from full-time to part-time and maintain the same position
  • Work from home regularly
  • Determine the number of hours worked each day

The following tools are available so employees can work together with ease and flexibility:

  • Video conferencing

The following paid-time-off (PTO) options are available to employees:

  • Vacation time is unlimited if performance expectations are met or exceeded
  • Unused vacation time can be carried over to future
  • Utilize bereavement time off for the passing of their family and/or partners  
  • Take time off during the workday to attend to important family or personal needs without losing pay
  • Return to work gradually after childbirth or adoption 

The following paid-time-off (PTO) options are available on a case-by-case basis

  • Use of sick time for personal time or ill dependents      
  • Carry over unused sick to future years(s) 
  • Take an extended career break for care giving or other family responsibilities
  • Bereavement time off for the passing of their pet
  • Take a sabbatical after a certain level of longevity

Translator

Number of Employees
1-25
 Locations: 1
Location Types
Urban (Downtown/high rise)
Business Founded
2010
Industry
Advertising/Marketing