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10 people found this helpful  

Great industry, challenging internal climate.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time

Pros

Autonomy, strong direct managers, engaging & challenging industry, great colleagues, daily problem-solving, empowerment, great customers.

Cons

Challenging internal climate with weak product development leadership (leadership culture of fear rather than collaboration). Inefficient product development procedures, dramatic culture shift without the resources and internal infrastructure to support the suggested pace and changes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership should help, not instill fear in product development teams/leaders.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work and slowly getting better again

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Cengage Learning full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great. Pay is decent. Organization is getting better but still in need of improvement. Seems to be devoting resources to everything but headcount.

    Cons

    Understaffed. The industry is shifting and falling apart. Developing a lot of new products which are often not so appreciated by the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build more formal and rigorous senior decision making processes without slowing down progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cengage Learning

    Pros

    Solid upper management team has successfully brought the company out of bankruptcy.

    Cons

    Health benefits (not sure this is indicative of Cengage, it's everywhere - price of insurance going up, amount of coverage going down)
    While some technologies used are brand new or cutting edge, many used are far behind the current version. For example, still using Java 6.
    Company is trying to grow the software department too quickly. Hiring so many people in such a short time hurts in the long run because there's not enough senior team members to train incoming team correctly.
    Some teams have daily pressure on getting features completed, while other teams have some leeway to do things the right way the first time.
    Onboarding process still needs improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down on the hiring and focus on the core products.
    Improve training for new hires.
    Learn to schedule technical debt into the roadmap.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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