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Updated May 22, 2014
SDL Tridion – Superior – “Building”

SDL Tridion – Superior – “Building”
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2.5 17 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

SDL Tridion CEO Mark Lancaster

Mark Lancaster

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
17 Employee Reviews
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    Great job, not career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Good people
    - Decent benefits
    - Strong position in the market

    Cons- Too slow to respond to market
    - Too wrapped up in what HQ dictates
    - Little to none work/life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Easy work but very brainless

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorkload and light and easy.

    ConsMostly brainless work and very boring.

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    Toxic Work Environment

    Technical Consultant (Former Employee) Superior, CO

    ProsThere are some good people there, but they are not the ones who have a say in how things are run at this place.

    ConsOne of the reviewers mentioned 'nepotism.' There is definitely something to that. You have to kiss butt to get ahead, otherwise you face harassment. Your supervisor will exercise subtle ways of cutting you out if you do not toe the line. The work environment is toxic. If you value your mental and physical health, do not even think about working there, even for a short time. Working there will damage your career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider that employees are human beings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well run company from a financial standpoint that could do a much better job in taking care of its employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Superior, CO

    Prostalented and hardworking teams deliver in a dynamic and international setting

    Conspoor work life balance
    vacation an dleave policy could be more generous
    management is not keen to promote or reward employees despite great and continued profits

    Advice to Senior Managementto retain your talent you have to recognize their efforts or they will continue to leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project management team was consistently overworked, and underappreciated.

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) Superior, CO

    Pros- Fast paced work environment, employees are able to pick up tasks quickly, gain more responsibility, and become valuable members of the team
    - Exposure to working on high profile accounts
    - SDL is a very well established company in the globalization industry
    - Able to make great connections with people at other companies through various translation projects.
    - Fun to work for a company with offices all over the world, and be able to communicate with hundreds of people in other countries on a daily basis.

    Cons- Very long hours. When you interview, they make it seem like a few extra hours of overtime each week - when it's usually at least two/three hours a day.
    - If employees aren't working more than 45-50 hours a week, it's viewed as a reason not to promote you.
    - The upper management does little to recognize success and hard work throughout the project management team. They offer employee of the month (which was forgotten several times while I worked there), and monthly lunches for meeting their 'numbers' - but most the time employees didn't have the opportunity to enjoy it, and would have to grab food and head back to to their desks and keep working.
    - Project Coordinators were paid hourly, which was great because of how much overtime most people were working. However, when people were promoted to Assistant Project Manager, employees were usually making less money, because they were on salary.
    - Upper management reacted very unprofessionally when some people resigned, or were asked to leave the company.
    - There is a lot of gossip around the office. It makes a lot of the employees feel insecure, and uncomfortable in the work environment.
    - Very high turnover rate. After several people left in 2011, they promoted the majority of the project management team in order to prevent more people leaving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more appreciative of the hard work your employees put in for the company. Employees are constantly reminded of hows successful the company is, it would be nice for them to be rewarded for their loyalty and dedication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very smart people, bring your A game or go home

    Sales (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsTravel, working with smart people, world class customers, and great leadership.

    ConsLong hours, travel, A Game all day every day

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, and continue talking with both your customers and employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours are expected and considered normal

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Superior, CO

    ProsGrowing company in a tough market

    Consa) Distrust of employees. b) Expected to work 45+ and over past months the average is about 55 c) team leads and management don't like "stars", they prefer people to be subordinate (if you're too good you'll likely be back-stabbed) d) sending as many jobs as possible overseas

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't consider 9 hours a day to be "normal" and 48+ hours to be the "target range" as your timesheet system indicates by marking 48+ as green and less than 40 as red. Too many people are regularly working past midnight. I was chastised as complaining with "only" 55-60 hours per week. Hire within America during this economic crisis, rather than sending work/jobs overseas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Odd, disorganized

    Linguistic Software Tester (Current Employee) Superior, CO

    ProsDescent hourly rates
    Good time-management for free-lancers

    ConsLack of professionalism
    Nepotism
    Disorganization
    Lack of communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrue professionals may cost more, but your don't have to do the same job twice... or three times.

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    Terrible management and in-cohesive strategy.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPretty good set of products.

    ConsManagement do not communicate with staff. All plans do not include staff until the last moment. Quarterly and even monthly changes to internal management and roles. Unmotivated staff and dire office atmosphere. Unrealistic sales targets. Lack of marketing communications. Expectation for you to be "on call" at all hours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfaction with the company depends from the team you work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsI was lucky to work with a great team whose involvement was necessary in order to achieve certain goals and the best manager so far in my career who was a true leader who shared a lot of useful knowledge that I can use in my future jobs and inspired me by example.

    ConsLack of strong and inspiring leader(s) in senior management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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