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Helpful (3)

I work in technology and have been part of the digital transformation at Cengage.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Director in Farmington Hills, MI
Current Employee - IT Director in Farmington Hills, MI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Organizationally, Cengage is in a state of transition. Digital products are transforming the publishing industry and Cengage is and has been committed to transforming itself both culturally and technologically. The environment is progressive, innovative and open. The teams are centered around getting customers brought into the development process and using their feedback to guide development. They are highly committed to value and quality and so far I have had a lot of fun working here.

Cons

Some of the "old guard" are reluctant to give up on their book publishing roots. They are challenged to accept some of the change the industry is forcing them to move toward. Old book publishing processes are slow to be transformed and are hindering the pace at which the company is moving into the future. I will say that I believe the change laggards recognize the need for change, and are trying to be prudent about changes. The change will happen.

Advice to Management

Stay the course. We are doing the right things, and the pace should continue to increase if we keep going the way we are.

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage Learning

  1. Helpful (4)

    Trying hard, but too many internal issues to make it great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you show to be valuable, they are loyal and take care of you. Benefits are competitive. Being in academic publishing you are surrounded by smart people- either fellow employees or the authors. Depending on your manager, there is very good life/work balance.

    Cons

    The culture issue is a big one. Instead of everyone working together, departments work against each other. Publishing needs to change, but there are many people set in the old ways and holding on tight.

    Advice to Management

    despite the new management, they are still almost all old-school publishing types. Apax needs to replace the entire management again- I think to execs experienced in software.


  2. Exciting place to work (and learn!)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications/Marketing in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Communications/Marketing in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are in an exciting time in our industry and Cengage is an exciting place to be. We are working to meet the changing needs of students, which means the way things have always been done also needs to change. Surrounded by the brightest in the field, Cengage allows for an opportunity to drive change and lead the transition - learning with and from each other along the way.

    Cons

    Change can be tough, but it is also exciting if you are willing to embrace it. There is a lot of change underway and every day is new day here.


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