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SDL Overview

Maidenhead, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1992
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
AMPLEXOR, TransPerfect, Lionbridge
SDL (LSE: SDL) is the global leader in content creation, translation and delivery. For over 25 years we’ve helped companies communicate with confidence and deliver transformative business results by enabling powerful experiences that engage customers across multiple ... Read more

Mission: Over last 25 years, we have successfully achieved growth by delivering service excellence with technology innovation. Looking forward to the next 25 years, we will continue to build on our foundation and expand market share in our key verticals by offering premium solutions that ... Read more

SDL Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at SDL full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent management, flexible work life balance, great time off and benefits, travel opportunities

    Cons

    base salary could be higher, commission plan could be higher

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SDL Photos

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SDL photo of: Inside our new NY office!
SDL photo of: Inside our new NY office!
SDL photo of: A site visit to Kenya on behalf of Food for the Hungry https://www.uk-fh.org/ - a partner we have supported for the last 9 years. #SDLFoundation
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SDL Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SDL (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for a position and received an email to setup a walk-through-the-resume, get-to-know-you interview. After the phone interview, there was a programming test that was pretty challenging. After that, I had a on-site fullday of interviews. It ended up being 30-45 minute interviews with 7 people. It was pretty scary at first, but the interviewers are pretty friendly and engaging. The interview day was a great way to share my skills and experience while also getting to know the work environment, the employees, and the projects on which they worked.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about the programming test and the solution I submitted. They asked me about why I made certain design choices, especially in terms of speed and efficiency.

      They also asked me about my background and some of my interesting classes and software projects.

      They also asked me to answer a few programming questions by whiteboarding some code.

      There were also a few questions on probability and statistics.   2 Answers
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SDL Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Brand Champion, Brand Quarterly, 2016
  • Most Innovative Company of the Year (Large) - Gold, Best in Biz Awards International, 2014
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