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Changing for the Better

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time

Pros

Cengage recognizes it has to change while it still has the resources to do so. It is investing heavily in MindTap and integration with leading educational solutions. Simply being a publishing company won't cut it anymore. Like the name says, it's about learning. Great work/life balance. Decent benefits with a couple noteworthy ones, as well.

Cons

Still too many layers of management, although that is changing. Many long-time employees are still thinking and acting like they're running a publishing company. Some middle managers try to justify their existence by creating turmoil while adding little to no value. Salaries competitive, but not outstanding, maybe slightly above median.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Top management: Get rid of much of the middle management. Middle management: Protect your jobs by becoming effective at moving the company forward, not by trying to preserve the status quo.

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    Lack of goals, direction, or plan to retain top talents

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    Current Employee - Digital in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Digital in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, given autonomy to come up with creative solutions

    Cons

    organization not set up to execute on meaningful ideas and opportunities, not set up to retain top talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at top talent, especially in areas that allow execution of digital strategy, and work to give them the tools needed to succeed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. People are great, products interesting.

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    Current Employee - Editor in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Editor in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The environment is laid back and flexible. The people are those I would be friends with in real life. That's important when you spend most of your waking hours at a place. Benefits are generous.

    Cons

    Pay is too low. The culture is moving slowly away from a hierarchical, siloe'd, communication controlled quagmire into something more flexible and dynamic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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