SDL Tridion Reviews

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014
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  1.  

    Great job, not career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SDL Tridion full-time

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Superior, CO
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Superior, CO

    I worked at SDL Tridion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    One 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 ManagementAdvice

    Consider that employees are human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Easy work but very brainless

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SDL Tridion

    Pros

    Workload and light and easy.

    Cons

    Mostly brainless work and very boring.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Superior, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Superior, CO

    I have been working at SDL Tridion

    Pros

    talented and hardworking teams deliver in a dynamic and international setting

    Cons

    poor 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Project management team was consistently overworked, and underappreciated.

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Superior, CO
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Superior, CO

    I worked at SDL Tridion

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Very smart people, bring your A game or go home

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at SDL Tridion

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours, travel, A Game all day every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and continue talking with both your customers and employees.

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours are expected and considered normal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Superior, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Superior, CO

    I worked at SDL Tridion

    Pros

    Growing company in a tough market

    Cons

    a) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Odd, disorganized

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    Current Employee - Linguistic Software Tester  in  Superior, CO
    Current Employee - Linguistic Software Tester in Superior, CO

    I have been working at SDL Tridion

    Pros

    Descent hourly rates
    Good time-management for free-lancers

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism
    Nepotism
    Disorganization
    Lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

  10.  

    Terrible management and in-cohesive strategy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SDL Tridion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty good set of products.

    Cons

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfaction with the company depends from the team you work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at SDL Tridion as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends

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