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Our diverse teams operating in over 39 countries cover many different disciplines and are passionate about giving back to their communities in their own ways.
We are committed to providing employees with a clear sense of common purpose and culture, combined with concrete ways for everyone to learn, grow and thrive.
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Who are SDL and what do we do
Reach your full potential
“We know that an essential part of creating a sustainable company revolves around creating a culture of growth and development. We achieve this through our progressive and proactive approach to talent development. From providing various ways for people to learn and grow to our robust approach to leadership development and our annual talent review and succession process focused on continuity, we encourage and cultivate employees to Be their Best and achieve their potential and, at the same time build sustainability and competitive excellence.”—
Roddy Temperley, Chief HR Officer
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What is Life at SDL?
Work hard. Play hard. Be yourself
As a company focused on connecting humans through language, Diversity and Inclusion is a key cornerstone of our culture. Our focus areas for 2020 are LGBT+, ethnicity, women in leadership, and physical and mental wellbeing. Each of these areas is led by a member of the Executive Team.
We are proud to work at a place where all can succeed and grow their career—a place where talent can flourish and where the colour of your skin, your culture, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexuality, or disabilities are embraced and respected.
The Rallying Cry
Rallying cries encourage a united attitude and to act in support of Life at SDL and the culture we are shaping. Our rallying cry is to ”Be our Best” and it is fueled by our values:
- Passionate: We love information, language, communication, and connecting humans across the world
- Proactive: We tackle problems head on, adapt to the latest technologies and embrace new ways of doing business.
- Authentic: We are confident in our abilities due to years of success, feel good about accomplishments and always stay true to ourselves.
- Collaborative: We are team players, engaging each other, hands on with the work and in it together with our partners and customers. We always aim to be our personal best in everything we do and our actions should always enable SDL to Be Its Best.
Enjoy a positive working environment
We pride ourselves on providing high standards of health and safety for our employees. During the recent pandemic, we responded swiftly to protect the health and safety of our employees, transitioning all to remote working. Some other examples of what we do include: providing training on First Aid, conducting numerous fire drills, equipping offices with safety blankets, and regularly testing electricity to ensure it is compliant while taking immediate action should a problem exist.
In addition, each time we upgrade an office area, we take special care to further upgrade its safety.
Make a difference
The Board is very involved in SDL Foundation and closely collaborates with us to review and discuss donations we make.
We also encourage employees to use their volunteering time to support a charity or community group of their own choice, or to take up an opportunity provided by the Foundation. We give all employees five paid days to volunteer. Last year 478 days of employee time were spent volunteering.