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SDL Overview

Maidenhead, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
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

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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

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SDL Supports:

  • 89 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 are very proud to support Microloan and see the progress made in people's lives. The difference that makes the difference.

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.  

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    "Working at SDL is FANTASTIC."

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    According to me, SDL is best place to work. Environment and the infrastructure of SDL is suitable for work and career growth. SDL also provide the responsibilities to their employees according to their abilities, so they can perform batter.


    Relatively understaffed which means you have more responsibilities.

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    Good job Managers..... keep it up!

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SDL photo of: A site visit to Kenya on behalf of Food for the Hungry - a partner we have supported for the last 9 years. #SDLFoundation
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    I applied online. I interviewed at SDL.


    The recruiter and I had a telephone discussion, which lasted past the planned 30 minute discussion. He was highly competent, well informed, professional and thorough. Mike asked insightful questions and represented SDL exceptionally well. In short, it was an exceptional two-way discussion about SDL, the position and my candidacy. This was the first of several meetings. Great experience.

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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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