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SDL Overview

Maidenhead, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
SDL (LSE:SDL) is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. With more than 25 years of experience, SDL delivers transformative business results by enabling powerfully nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. Are ... Read more

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    "Feeling that you can help and be part of that family's dream and feeling that your contribution has a significant impact on the community created a positive atmosphere and energy all around. I noticed during the week that it wasn't just volunteering work.

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SDL – Why Work For Us?


SDL is the leader in Language and Global Content Management

Our solutions create a global impact by creating relevant customer experiences for companies with worldwide customers, through digital content management and internationally trusted language software and services.

We help our customers to:

Be relevant:

  • Engage customers with multi-channel and relevant content in their language

Master operational complexity:

  • Deliver operational excellence by removing barriers to innovation

Go global faster:

  • Optimise the delivery of new websites and multilingual content in new markets

Did you know?

SDL Supports:

  • 79 of the world’s 100 largest brands
  • More than 1,500 enterprise customers worldwide
  • Translations for more than 200 languages
  • More than 100,000 multichannel and multilingual websites


At SDL, we are helping bring brands to the world in new, exciting ways with our technology. As an employee, you’ll get to tackle interesting problems to transform the way people and businesses communicate globally. And because SDL is a diverse, global company, you will have the opportunity to work with smart, dedicated people across departments so you can continue learning and advance your career.

But the best part is that we are continuously growing. We power the top ten global brands in the world and with 55 offices across 38 countries; it is highly likely we will have the perfect career opportunity for you.

Here at SDL we take our Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously. We recognise the duty we have to the societies in which we work and our Corporate Social Responsibility goals reflect that:

  • We support communities through the SDL Foundation, which aims to promote sustainable development
  • We promote and facilitate employee involvement in charitable endeavours
  • We are committed to reducing our environmental impact

At SDL we encourage our global offices to get involved with a local charity and to give their time and support to those who need it most. We offer employees 5 paid days leave, on top of annual leave, to actively get involved with a local cause. This is a great opportunity for teams to work together outside of the office, which enhances social and working relationships and evokes a real sense of pride and achievement.

We also encourage employees, where possible, to get involved with charitable endeavours that meet the criteria of the SDL Foundation, which enables them to apply for funding and support.

The SDL Foundation is committed to supporting charities and projects across the world, working with disadvantaged communities. It aims to provide sustainable aid through financial grants and educational and vocational training to help people become self-sufficient. It also encourages and enables SDL employees to get involved in charitable activities in their local communities.


We take career development very seriously at SDL and are proud to invest in our people:

  • We are committed to building a culture of continuous learning—one where employees can develop, flourish, realise their potential and, at the same time, help the company to realise its potential.
  • Through a partnership with Skillsoft, one of the world’s largest online learning providers, we have created an interactive and modern learning environment. 
  • Employees are encouraged to explore all the career possibilities available to them at SDL, so that they can grow their careers as we grow our business.  

SDL Reviews

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    I have been working at SDL full-time


    The people is definitely the best asset. I was treated with respect and full attention from all departments of the company.
    Salary levels are also in line with industry.
    Benefits are great.


    Area for improvement is internal working process as there are too many admin tasks, which is being addressed with a new internal tool.

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SDL Photos

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SDL photo of: Steve DeNeefe - LA Marathon, running for World Vision
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SDL Interviews



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    Business Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodridge, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience


    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at SDL (Woodridge, IL) in February 2018.


    I applied online. Heard back about setting up a 30 minute interview. I planned it with the head of talent acquisition, which he did not even show up. No email explanation as to why. I had to move around my work schedule. So I emailed about the call and he never said anything. This company is rude, don’t expect them to call when they set up time with you.

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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
  • Women in Business(Female Executive of the Year), World Awards, 2014
  • New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Platform: Silver Stevie, American Business Awards (the Stevies) People's Choice, 2014
  • 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management, KMWorld, 2014
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