Productive, interesting and fun place to work.
Pros: a lot of knowledgeable co-workers to learn from, great projects, freedom to make decisions
Cons: a lot of wasted time trying to meet with/talk to management.
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 and events – more... are best kind to see the results. – less