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Global, positive, easy access office outside of Boston
Manager (Current Employee), Wakefield, MASeptember 19, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule, comfortable work environment; excellent benefits
Cons: salary is below average
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.
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Employer of last resort
Project Manager (Former Employee), Superior, COJuly 28, 2014
Pros: some good coworkers and interesting work (but not for the money)
Cons: pay, management
Pay is below standard, management is rude and inconsiderate. You will be expected to work long hrs for peanuts.
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Has a lot of potential and great people.
Mid level Drone (Current Employee), Vast corporate wastelandJune 17, 2014
Pros: subsidized vending machine, decent health benefits.
Cons: corporate politics and lack of culture
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!!!
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Management and Workplace
Field Marketing Manager - North America (Current Employee), New York, NYApril 22, 2014
Pros: people
Cons: job work/life balance, compensation, advancement, training, job culture
While working here I developed quite a few very close friends, however, management, job work/life balance, compensation, advancement, and job culture are less to be desired.
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Great place to work with very driven and like minded people
Partner Development Manager (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: work from home, rewarded for delivering results and exceeding quota
I insured the success of clients by managing the teams of Professional Services, Managed Services, Support and Development on any issues or current projects.

Negotiated and closed multi-million dollar / multi-year contracts with all levels of management in prospective clients.

I was privileged to work with some of the brightest people in the CRM space.

It was great working with like minded and driven people to ensure the success of the clients and our company.
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Great environment where everybody work together in this company
Associate Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CADecember 15, 2013
Pros: geting along with co-workers
Cons: company was sold to a bigger company which caused dismissal.
SDL let's you help engineering group or other department in resolving issues as quickly as possible to reduce downtime.
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A nice normal office job. Not real exciting, Not great pay but stabel
Junior Java Developer (Current Employee), wakefield maOctober 26, 2013
Pros: stable
Cons: low pay
SDL plc is just a typical day job at a desk. Not much happens. it's low stress but on the other hand the salaries tend to be significantly lower than the standards at other companies in the same area.

It's not a bad place to work but things move pretty slowly and I don't see much in the way of opportunity for advancement
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good job. too much work for too little pay.
Project manager (Former Employee), ColoradoMay 7, 2013
Pros: good work environment and good people
Cons: well below industry salary, inadequate training.
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.
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Enterprise Localization Business Development,...
Business Development Representative (Former Employee), Sunnyvale, CAJuly 2, 2012
Pros: satellite office, had a ping pong table, great employees, events
Cons: the business was moving to chicago, ill.
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.

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