Argos Multilingual was founded by Kimon Fountoukidis in 1996 where it started out as a small translation vendor providing translation services to local businesses in Krakow. Today, it is one of the world’s leading translation agencies, providing tailored translation, localization and desktop publishing solutions to clients all over the globe.
Our company is driven by over 100 employees in 10 different departments in 2 central locations. From program engineers and desktop publishing experts to resource specialists and sales, at Argos Multilingual you are sure to find a team for you. As we continue to expand our reach globally, we are always on the lookout for talented people with fresh ideas and a passion for languages to join our global team.
We love what we do!
Is it time to take your career on its next journey? Join our ever-expanding team in Krakow, Poland and Kansas City, USA where we’ll give you the key to open new opportunities helping you grow your skills and foster your career.
Here at Argos, we believe it is the people that make the company and not the other way around. That is why we have empowered our employees to be the drivers behind change to improve our workplace environment and the way we do business.
Our friendly, casual work environment gives way to a healthy and active lifestyle outside the office. Our Argos Healthy Day initiative includes fresh fruits and vegetables being delivered to our workplace from local farmers. We are also two time winners of Rzeczpospolita Newspaper’s “Best Workplace for Working Mothers” award, as we support our employees by giving them flexibility with their work schedule and allowing them to work remotely.
Besides company parties, we also hold various events at our offices during the working day including Pizza Day, Smoothie Day, Sundae Day, Apple Pie Day, Pumpkin Pie Day and many more. There is always something exciting happening in our office!
As a growing company, we are always looking for ways to support our community through our “Giving Back” initiative.
Our employees constantly inspire us with ideas on how to give back to our local communities. Each year we support various charities, including Szlachetna Paczka in Poland and the Salvation Army in the US, during the holiday season. In addition, we have teamed up with Siemacha, a Polish organization that supports and helps children in tough family situations. Throughout the year we meet up with the same group of kids and simply hang out with them over ice-cream or a game of volleyball. At our company parties we hold various fundraising activities, such as auctions on priceless Argos artifacts, bowling strikes for sponsorship of Siemacha kids and more.
Behind every great company, there is a beginning…
Kimon Fountoukidis took his home-based translation work to the next level and opened up his own business forming Argos Company. Argos started off as a single language vendor (SLV) servicing mainly local clients and European MLVs providing translations into Polish. Fun Fact! The company is named after Kevin’s dog, Argos.
In the year 2000, Argos Company received financing from a Krakow-based angel investor looking to help grow the business.
After receiving a boost of confidence, we began offering full service software localization solutions to our clients. This helped place Argos on the European map of reliable SLVs.
In 2002, we decided to change from being a Polish SLV to a regional Multi Language Vendor (MLV) specializing in Eastern European languages.
In 2003, Argos was certified with the ISO 9001 standard for having created and implemented a Quality Management System. In later years, we also became certified with ISO EN 15038, the European Quality Standard for Translation Service Providers and ISO 13485, Quality Management System suitable for Medical Devices and related services.
With Argos' ever-expanding service offering, we wanted to make more services available in-house and decided to set up a DTP team, dedicated to ensuring the highest-quality DTP work for our client base.
As our clients began to grow, we began to grow. Our clients needed more services and the demand to provide translations into other languages increased. We transformed ourselves into a full service MLV.
We set foot on the land of opportunity, setting up our first US-based office in the city of Chicago. Here our endeavour into the land of opportunity began.
In 2010 we decided to shift our business focus and client profile from LSPs to end-clients in the Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing and IT industries.
We wanted to be more than just a supplier to our clients. That is why in 2012 we revised our business model and moved from being simply a supplier to a global solutions provider and partner for our clients.
In 2014, we acquired a US-based language service provider, SH3 Inc., specializing in technical translations and solutions for the manufacturing industry. This opportunity paved the way for both businesses to reach new markets more easily.
Find out what it is like to work at Argos and meet some of the members of our global team.
Where Work Meets Pleasure
The city of Krakow is a unique hub for talented, young and energetic people with a passion for culture and languages. It houses one of the oldest universities in the world, Jagiellonian University, drawing in both local and international talent to this historical city. Its rich history of philosophers, poets, writers and leaders paves way for the diversification and nurturing of such entrepreneurs. It’s with this talent that Argos became what it is today, a mid-sized language service provider servicing the international market.
Krakow is a city that never sleeps. No matter the season, there is always something happening in and around the old town square.
In 2014, Argos acquired SH3 Inc., a leading US technical translation service provider based in the sunflower state of Kansas. Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large bustling city with the low-key cosmopolitan feel. It houses some of the top universities in the United States as well as some of the top sporting teams including the Kansas City Royals, for those who love their sports! In 2014, Huffington Post named Kansas City as the #1 Coolest City of 2014.
Great food, local music talent, affordability and friendly locals, Kansas City has a little bit of everything, no matter what it is you are looking for.
What makes Argos Multilingual so unique is that we don’t care where you work, as long as you get the job done. We are open to having people on board our team that work remotely from anywhere in the world. At the moment we have about 20% of our team based in Ireland, Spain as well as other cities in Poland and the US.
Talent is everywhere and we don’t want to miss out on having your skills in our team, that is why we are flexible and understand why working remotely is important to you.
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