Annotator, Linguist (Current Employee) – Cluj, Romania – July 23, 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.
Global, positive, easy access office outside of Boston
Manager (Current Employee) – Wakefield, MA – September 19, 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
Student Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) – Logan, UT – January 18, 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.
Business Development Representative (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – July 2, 2012
I was hired under the Director of Business Development, and through the merger of Trados to SDL my manager ultimately resigned 2 months later. I managed to develop my place anyway, though the strategy was to manage Business development out of Chicago.
I developed over 1.5M in business in 2 quarters, and worked to develop leads for 5 Field BDM's. I was trained in XML based sales strategies to get into technical publishers.
satellite office, had a ping pong table, great employees, events
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.
Project manager (Former Employee) – Colorado – May 7, 2013
This is a good company in many respects. There is a very well documented process (ISO) and plenty of people with lots of experience and knowledge. The office is full of interesting, international people. And overall it is quite friendly. The main issue is that they don't pay nearly the local going rate to its employees. This is true across offices. Because of it, there is very high turnover. It's a wonder management doesn't seem to put a monetary value on turnover and therefore compensate people correctly to minimize it. Also, because of the turnover it is common to throw new employees into work without them having a proper training. Again, the negative affect on accounts and deliverables is obvious and a value could be placed on this.