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    Best Agile Development shop that I've worked at.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Developer in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Gale full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are lots of Agile development IT Shops in the Detroit Metro area and this is the greatest place I've worked at! There are great people and smart folks to work with. Work-Life balance really means something to management here, it's not just lip-service. I look forward to a long career here.

    Cons

    The business side of the company is starting to "Get It" with regards to the digital age, but slow to listen to the IT folks. The Mobile Platform strategy is way behind. A widely dispersed development team further entrenches Agile Skeptics against the Agile development movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once we start 'walking the walk' with regards to mobile development strategy, "User-Centric" strategy, then we'll be on the right path. Listen to the folks on the ground who are willing to take up this mantle and run with it!

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    interviewed at Gale in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    This was a courtesy interview since the person they wanted to hire had already been selected. It afforded me the opportunity to learn a lot about the department. I found out what they actually did; the types of vendors they dealt with, their structure; who reported to who (something hard to figure out with all the restructuring going on) and much more!

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Website gale.cengage.com
Headquarters Farmington Hills, MI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors EBSCO, ProQuest

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