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Really great people and company

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Former Employee - Human Resources in Farmington Hills, MI
Former Employee - Human Resources in Farmington Hills, MI

I worked at Cengage Learning full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The total compensation is quite good, a sizable portion is in the form of a company performance bonus and so people don't seem to really factor that in despite receiving one 11 out of the past 12 years. The work-life balance is great in most functional departments, although some are not as good. The people that you would work with, though, are top notch.

Cons

Lack of empowerment and accountability.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are brilliant people who know what it takes to create world-class digital products. Get the right people involved in solving the company challenges--not just those who were involved in one legacy or another--but all who have what it takes to transform Cengage Learning into a software and services company.

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    Cengage Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Usual benefits, company car, etc.

    Cons

    As usual with large companies, complete disconnect to customers on the ground. Unclear with direction of technology changes and how it impacts traditional texbook sales. Do not pay market value for experience of technology sales experience. Downgraded on Wal Street, preaches company develpement of employees and supports this with chronic layoffs.

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    To Big To Fail....or so they think.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great benefits, Great Team environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KY

    I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time

    Pros

    The Digital education age is upon us and it is a great time to get on board. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    The material given to assist end-users is often out-dated. Mangers Micro-Manage. Compensation is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Micromanaging, and own up to the fact you have antiquated data out there for your employees to use. Fix it, and you will be on your way to fixing your employees. Your employees are using the outdated tools you give them, so don't blame them when they give out outdated information. Training could be better. No feedback form was offered. Managers, when you criticize, exercise "constructive criticism". If you blast out all this negativity with not once ounce of positivity, the end result will be worn out employees- worn out physically, and mentally. Also, pay better! You get what you pay for. It would be nice if pay was based on education and experience. Say that you value your employees contributions- and mean it. Listen to the employees, and if something is not right,don't try to be defensive and say "it's always been like that". Fix it. And if you aren't empowered, find someone who is.

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