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Cengage Learning – Why Work For Us?

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Cengage Learning offers a wide range of career opportunities in the traditional publishing arena as well as open web and technology roles, for both experienced professionals and recent college graduates interested in advancing academic excellence and professional development.

Our Mission is to be the most respected and innovative source of teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. We are leading the transition from print to value-added digital and custom solutions by developing a deep understanding of our customers' needs, capitalizing on synergies across our businesses and delivering innovative products and services that cannot be matched by our competitors. We aim to be the company that our customers think of first, that current and prospective employees see as a rewarding place to work and that investors are happy to own.

At Cengage Learning, you'll work with a diverse group of talented people from around the world and take advantage of great benefits that include competitive salary, a bonus plan, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) savings assistance, paid time off, and many learning and development opportunities.

By engaging learners, instructors, librarians and institutions to better understand their needs, Cengage Learning provides solutions that the market demands. At the center of this relationship are our employees, delivering a broad range of products and services to meet the market's evolving needs.

Here, you will work with a team of dedicated professionals building innovative solutions that improve teaching and learning at colleges, universities and libraries. Our employees also support professional development at government agencies, training organizations and corporations around the world.

What we Offer ...

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Spousal/Dependent/Domestic Partner Coverage Options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Learning & Development Opportunities, Including Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k) with Immediate Eligibility
  • And Much More!

Please be sure to check out our current benefits here.

At Cengage Learning, we develop teaching, learning and research tools featuring the highest quality content for our customers. But learning is just as important inside of our organization. We put a priority on the growth, education and advancement of all our employees, providing tools and resources to transform the way our employees learn and develop throughout their careers.

We are an international organization with career opportunities in editorial, technology, marketing, sales, finance, production, operations, administration and human resources. This variety of available career directions provides our employees with unique opportunities to pursue career advancement and transitions all within our growing organization.

Our PRIMARY US Locations

  • Boston, MA
  • Clifton Park, NY
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Independence, KY (Distribution Center)
  • Mason, OH
  • San Francisco, CA
  • ... we have more locations, too!

International Headquarters:

  • Asia/Pacific: Melbourne and Singapore
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa: Andover, UK
  • Latin America: Mexico City

How does Cengage Learning support Work LIfe Balance?
We offer paid time off, flexible work schedules for many positions and strongly encourage employee involvement and volunteerism in our communities. This includes a paid Volunteer Day and a Matching Gifts Program for our U.S. employees. Employees around the world also support numerous local charitable and environmental causes

How do Cengage Learning employees give back to their communities?
In addition to a paid day off per year for volunteerism, Cengage Learning has a Matching Gifts Program that provides U.S. employees with a dollar-for-dollar contribution match to nonprofit groups or educational institutions of their choice. Also, we strongly encourage charitable activities and environmentally-friendly initiatives at our sites, and many of our locations have standing employee committees to help drive these initiatives.

What happens after I apply for a position? How do I check the status of my online application?
After you apply for a position, your qualifications will be considered against the criteria for that specific role. Our positions will remain posted until they are filled and you can check your application status at any time. Please note that we are only able to contact candidates who we plan to interview. If you do receive a call, expect two or more rounds of interviews, the first via phone. Some positions may have additional requirements, such as a review of prior work samples or skills-based assignments. If relevant, this step is addressed during the interview process.

For a full list of FAQs, please visit our FAQ Page.



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    I had the pleasure of being apart of a great team in Custom books.

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    Great benefits,good people, great environment plus customer satisfaction was our goal.


    Once the management began major reorganizations much was lost besides excellent employees and opportunities to build greater talent. I understand the changes to reshape direction and growth but it should be a careful surgery otherwise there is a loss of focus. Greatness is not born of insecurity.

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    I hope the end goals set are reached so real opportunity for spectacular education will resume.

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Cengage Learning Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cengage Learning in November 2014.

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    Approached by Staffing Agency. First round was phone interview and second one was skype with a panel of 5 people.
    Phone interview was fine. Typical interview questions about previous experiences. What would make you happy at your job? What is your ideal job?
    The panel interview seemed very haphazard. No one seemed to know who is supposed to ask questions and on what topic. very strange.

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Cengage Learning Awards & Accolades

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McGuffey Longevity Award (College), Text and Academic Authors Association, 2014
Texty Award Winner (College), Text and Academic Authors Association, 2014
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry, EContent, 2014
Best Database for Reports, Library Journal, 2013
Best Resource for Youth (Secondary Grades), LMC/ARBA, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.cengage.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that enhance the educational process resulting in a more engaged learner. Through the integration of content, unmatched services and digital solutions, Cengage Learning delivers a best-in-the-industry experience, resulting in better curricula and improved learner outcomes. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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