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6 people found this helpful  

Much room for improvement

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Cengage Learning full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits, good hours, great staff and staff work ethic.

Cons

Management is too separated from the day-to-day, but insists on planning half-baked workflows for immediate implementation. Also, management at the Executive Director level and above doesn't value experience or veteran insight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ask your own people for their insights, and listen to their responses.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Turbulent

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, hard working employees, superior authors and content.

    Cons

    Three major reorganizations in the sales organization and constant changes impacting marketing and editorial all in one year. Given the complexity of the products and services in comparison to competitor's offerings, quality was declining at rapid pace. Add in a bankruptcy filing and the vote of confidence with employees and customers takes another hit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the company's fate in the court's hand, management should make an effort to let employees think they are impacting outcomes at some level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Struggling to move from yesterday to tomorrow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Cengage Learning full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Products that have the potential to really make a difference in the world. Recognizes that the old business model needs to change. Lots of people who really care about the company and the mission.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Many long-term employees seem satisfied with the status quo. Recognition of the need to change the business model often doesn't extend to feeling the need to change the supporting business practices or how the work gets done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that your previous formula for success can't just be rubber stamped. Better communication. Show you care about the people through actions, not just words. Change the whole business as soon as you can after the product direction is heading the right way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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