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Good People in a Constantly Changing Company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cengage Learning full-time

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great people--smart, talented, innovative, hardworking, professional, collaborative, efficient, caring, and friendly. Constant cross-functional work. Company goal is appropriate for the ever-changing higher education market.

Cons

Constant C-level leadership changes affecting all departments (3 within the last 1 1/2 years) has not allowed employees to settle into their roles and to see the fruits of their labor, contributing to low morale.

Advice to Management

Allow the change to stay in effect for longer than 6 months to 1 year so both employees and management can truly see whether the changes have a positive impact on profitability and market share.

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    Great products but very troubled company because of highly leveraged purchase from Thomson and poor product decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Best in class products, industry leadership in the library reference space and some niche areas on the textbook side.

    Cons

    Too much debt and bad management decisions have caused a major upheaval. Constant reorganization starting in 2010 left many good employees jobless while, for the most part, the upper-middle management folks have snaked their way into new positions within the company. Just because you claim to be a "digital" company doesn't make it so.

    Advice to Management

    Declare Bankruptcy, sell off the profitable divisions that have strong reoccurring revenue to companies that can maximize their potential


  2. Helpful (3)

    How bad can it get!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Cengage Learning full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The company was one of the best in the industry and that has now changed! The management was at one time the best in the industry. There was pride, and respect that came with being a success at Cengage Learning.People make the company!

    Cons

    Too much change all at once now everyone is in fear of their future and the companies as well , The sharks a circling the tank.

    Advice to Management

    Your sales force is the driving force and don't forget this!


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