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This job is very stressful.

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Former Employee - Publishing Representstive in Long Beach, CA
Former Employee - Publishing Representstive in Long Beach, CA

I worked at Cengage Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You have flexability in this job, you get a company car. You also don't work on Holidays.

Cons

Even though you might think you won't work in summers, you do. You end up always having so much work to do you can never relax. They also give crazy quotas without considering factors such as schools cutting enrollments etc.

Advice to Management

Stop with a once a year bonus do a quarterly bonus so people will continue to want to work even if they know they won't hit there yearly quota.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    once a good company, on its way to oblivion

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Cengage Learning (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    many good people, mostly good products

    Cons

    hideous leadership and upper management; they are running this company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    hire leaders who actually know the publishing business. stop trying to be something you are not.


  2. Helpful (12)

    Like watching the Titanic sink

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Cengage Learning full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working reps, good benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of direction, inferior technology products, lack of vision, ego-driven new upper management, This company is a mitigated disaster, and with constant reorgs, they can never get anything to take hold. Turning it into Pearson Lite (because, let's face it, that's what they've just done) won't help anything. Taking the chainsaw to 200 reps and manager in one day (many of them successful and experienced) will come back and bite them. Monster-sized territories will not help defeat the competition. Many people who were let go during the Cengage Chainsaw Massacre of 2013 feel like they are the lucky ones. I can't say I disagree.

    Advice to Management

    Stop restructuring every 6 months. Treat experienced reps with respect instead of insulting them by letting them go and keeping rookie reps everywhere.


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