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Employees rate Amsterdam 33.7% lower than the overall average
I have been working at SDL full-time (More than 10 years)
Wonderful colleagues. Especially the ones who still remember what it was like before everybody was a mere role - when it felt like family. They still work as family, despite the new organization
"Transformation" is not a word that fools the production people like it does others. Ask the ones on the floor what they need
Advice to Management
Translators are 1/3 of the workforce. They are the people who often stated as a child that they wanted to become translators ( which child ever claims they want to become program manager or tech developer or HR exec?). Their skills and passion are notoriously underutilized, and the new exec team makes exactly the same mistake the old ones did - if you don't believe translation is sexy enough, don't use those 1000+ employees as pawn in the USP game, but be brave enough to tell them you want to move on as a sexy tech company with all the glittery shows and travels. Translators are, once again, the afterthought. They can help LPC and other strategic groups with their unique experience and passion. They are the people who can easily make twice their salaries as freelancers, but somehow their commitment, knowledge, and experience are notoriously overlooked.
You sell the in-house model as a strength. Use it.
I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SDL (Amsterdam (Netherlands)).
Got a call from HR employee, Then online interview skype interview about professional skills, then test task: to fix sample, previously damaged, java project (as I would like to share with next collega), final interview with upper management about expectations and work conditions, then job offer. After job offer got few calls from HR employees about relocation