SAGE Publications
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www.sagepub.com Thousand Oaks, CA

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Stable work, but not pushing you to your limits

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Thousand Oaks, CA

ProsStable work and the company values keeping its employees around happy. Strong culture, great vision for the CEO. For those who are production oriented, it can be a very predictable in a good way. Many systems in place to manage workflow, and you have ample opportunity to lean on your colleagues when you need help. Tons of learning seminars and opportunities to learn more about the industry, the company itself, basic software functions, and even self-improve on work traits. Free lunches on Fridays are a favorite among the staff and the company believes in bonuses and rewarding its employees with occasional fun events even when business is down. Generally a positive place to work and located in an area that's nice to raise a family if you don't mind living out in Ventura County.

ConsFor those who are not production oriented and perhaps require more creativity and variety, you can get bored. Some departments have a passive aggressive culture that stems from attitudes like "This is how we've always done it" and "You need to do your time in order to get respect around here." It's not usually stated so frankly, but a little digging beneath the surface and that's how some people treat newer employees. There is sometimes also a perception that "new" equals "more work" and that can impede creativity and innovation when individuals cross-functional teams want to rest on the laurels of "what they did last year."

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more employee-focused when it comes to career development. Be wary of roles that lock your employees into a career corner. Squash the "...but we did it last year" mentality and the "...you need to do your time" subtle attitude that lingers in some departments. Don't make aggressive company acquisitions unless you are positive you can reach your revenue goals in worst-case environment scenarios.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pros: good benefits and company wide culture Cons: bad management and work environment in Finance Departtment More
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    Poor work-life balance, too much re-organization, lack of innovation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at SAGE Publications full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Sage is known for offering good salaries and terrific benefits. The Thousand Oaks office is in a nice neighborhood in Southern California. There… Cons: The company had grown very fast in the last several years and has become very corporate and has lost the family feel it used to… Advice to Senior Management: Take more risks. Don't promote managers to senior level positions if those… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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