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SDL Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2019

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  1. "Globalization monopoly"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at SDL

    Pros

    With the size of the company you can touch on all technologies, Java, .NET, etc.. There are nice people to work with, both in Senior management and staff. Anyone can learn a wealth of knowledge in globalization, internationalization and localization from various groups. Flexible time and hours, work from home.

    Cons

    The company is not focused in terms of technology, it keeps on buying any competitors without being able to integrate them; so a lot of effort is spread across a multitude of platforms. Good thing is you can touch a bit of everything but downside is that you don't get too deep in any of them. Medical and 401k benefits were crummy

    Advice to Management

    Make more use of the technology you bought.

    SDL2009-04-24
  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Extertal
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SDL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing to say, just work hard

    Cons

    work as hard wherever you work

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say, just work hard hard hard. Recommended

    SDL2019-03-19
  3. "Frontend Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ho Chi Minh City
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SDL for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great working environment with a lot of benift

    Cons

    not found any issues with this category

    Advice to Management

    great management team

    SDL2018-04-02
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great company, very good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maidenhead, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture Pleasant work environment and offices Management loves you and will go the extra length if you are dedicated and competent Company heavily invests in education and training Company management committed to success No nonsense attitidude Everybody is valued Work is never repetitive Career progression available to everybody

    Cons

    If you are lazy or not performance driven, this is probably not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    This is one of the best companies I have ever worked for. SDL has been going through a cultural change to become more performance driven. Sadly working harder and more focused does not fit with some individuals, hence the bad reviews. I completely approve SDL transformation and in my time i have actually seen major improvements after some of the bad apples have left. I love the attitude of new management who want to...

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    SDL2018-02-10
  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were nice. Great office.

    Cons

    The Bristol office was not treated as part of the core business and it showed.

    SDL2017-07-11

    SDL Response

    December 7, 2017Global Head of HR and Employee Experience

    Thanks for this review. I’m sorry to hear that you felt the Bristol office wasn’t treated as part of the core business. The office is just as important as all of our global offices. I see you are no longer with the company but I wish you well for the future. Regards, Roddy.

  6. "SDL Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kiev
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SDL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    it is really interesting projects

    Cons

    not all goes to business trip

    SDL2015-10-27
  7. Helpful (8)

    "SDL Bangalore- Needs some change"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SDL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. I'm not an hopper who change company year to year. But from my previous experiences, i can say, SDL provides a balanced work-life environment (No one denies with this fact) which is holding me strongly to not to look for a change even after spending many many years here. 2. For someone joining with low salary, it had always given good consideration to get his/her salary in par with the market standard (Though this...

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    Cons

    1. WFH- SDL is now working towards one SDL policy but the WFH facility/policy is excluded at Bangalore office. Maybe it is the lack of trust in its employees by the local management has had this impact. From what i know, the overseas management might not stop us from WHF 2. Cab facility- We all realize the off-shore ODC's are the cost cutting/effective centers. But, it should not come at the cost of depriving the employees...

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    Advice to Management

    Just one suggestion. Revive the policy in all aspects- Specially HR. Get some changes in the work style and thinking capabilities and be open to listen to others suggestions Take necessary required steps and actions before we see a lot of people start nagging about SDL-Bangalore or an individual and act upon making it a place it was before

    SDL2015-10-13
  8. "Excellent Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SDL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn more Good salary

    Cons

    I could not find any Cons about SDL.

    SDL2014-07-23
  9. "International and diverse company with great technology"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SDL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Language Technologies division has some great products and a very forward thinking vision. The culture and environment feels very international, working with different people from across the world which adds to the appeal. The management team is strong and very supportive of progressive ideas. Although SDL is not a small company, individuals can really make a difference. It has the excitement and flexibility of a...

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    Cons

    Could do with more focus on employee development. Additional training courses to this end would be beneficial.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the vision.

    SDL2013-02-18
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