It was a very lively and productive environment to work
Senior Testing Engineer (Former Employee) – Bangalore, KA – 27 July 2015
Loved the time I worked for SDL. All my colleagues were best people from different fields to work with. Managers were super supportive while I was working and also when I requested to the relieved due to family commitment.
Annotator, Linguist (Current Employee) – Cluj, Romania – 23 July 2015
Working with SDL is a great experience. The project management is excellent and the team members are adepts of communication. The jobs focusing on linguistics and annotation have training on the job, which is a motivating way to start to learn something new. As for the salary, I can say it is decent and acceptable.
Translation Line Manager (Current Employee) – Bangkok, Thailand – 12 April 2015
- 5 working days - People management, Financial management, Budget control, Recruitment, etc. - Good support from management team - Good - Dealing with difficult employees - Coaching team members to improve their skill to next level
Student Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) – Logan, UT – 18 January 2015
I have worked here as a student. It offers great experience as you complete your degree. You get real hands on experience. I can't claim to know as much about a full time position but most of the people I have worked with seemed happy there.
Global, positive, easy access office outside of Boston
Manager (Current Employee) – Wakefield, MA – 19 September 2014
Great exposure to global work place. Ability to work with great employees around the world. You need to be flexible and able to work in an ambiguous setting and if you are good at managing your own workload and deliverables you can really succeed.
flexible work schedule, comfortable work environment; excellent benefits
Marketing Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Maidenhead, ENG – 18 June 2014
A typical day at work would be arriving at 9am, have a 9.30 catch up call with the Marketing Director to discuss progress with projects, priorities, any issues and make a plan for the day. I would then work on any email campaigns that needed to be sent that day or any other projects until lunch. I would spend the afternoon answering emails and forwarding on any responses to campaigns to the appropriate people and having meetings with our colleagues in the US.
I learned how to use Marketo, Sales Force and some HTML code.
Management at SDL was mostly from afar, which is fine if they are easy to reach, unfortunately this was not the case so decisions which needed to be approved by management would often be delayed leading to many a lost opportunity and wasted time. Scheduled meetings would often not happen with no notice. I would also say that this was the hardest part of the job as the bottle neck in processes as a result of management being hard to reach and slow to react meant planning was often difficult and dealing with stakeholders chasing decisions was quite frustrating at times.
My co-workers were a great mixed bunch who were all very friendly and helpful, I learned a lot from all of them.
The most enjoyable part of the job was organizing exhibition participation, I managed everything form negotiating our booking to hiring a supplier to design and produce our exhibition stand, organizing our speakers and being there on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly and to help drive traffic to the stand. I love seeing a project through from start to finish andmore... events are best kind to see the results.less
A lot of knowledgeable co-workers to learn from, great projects, freedom to make decisions
A lot of wasted time trying to meet with/talk to management.
Do you like cheap soft drinks? Do you like to contribute to the company and bring in Millions of revenue only to have someone take the spotlight? Do you like to work in constant fear and uncertainty.
If you said yes to all of the above, SDL is the right company for you. It has 0 company culture. Did you say "no" to the stays quo?! Your fired!!! There is an infinite number of poorly paid and uneducated drones to take your place. If you keep your head down for the next 6 years...it won't make any difference!!! Your termination could come at any time without notice just because someone doesn't "like" you.
Do you like to nod your head in agreement all the while you silently scream in your head "Nooooooooo"? This place is perfect for you!!!
Subsidized vending machine, decent health benefits.
My day at work starts with checking the mails and projects that we received for the day and allocating jobs to the team members accordingly. I have enhanced my people management skills and leart a We Know approach. I most intersting part of my job was to get the client to concesus on quality. Getting resources and delivering jobs on time with a very tight schedule could get chalenging sometimes.