Sage North America

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Sage North America Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
276 Reviews
3.0
276 Reviews
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Sage North America President & CEO Pascal Houillon
Pascal Houillon
78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support tele-work/remote work and are very supportive of a good work/life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Sage offer a good benefits package and competitive, sometimes above market salaries (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Huge disconnect between employees and management: It amazes me how blind the upper management is (in 10 reviews)

  • Terrible work environment which encourages bullying (in 7 reviews)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Technical in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Sage North America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, fairly good salary, good security, the company has given me good opportunities to change positions through the years. Not a "touchy-fealy" place. Some may consider this a con, but I am starting to think otherwise. The focus is on "what did the employee do for the company today". After all, it is work.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel over-worked and over-committed to the point that I am unable to perform tasks as well as I would like. I have heard this "strategy" voiced by managers, which is essentially keep adding work until they fail. This makes me sad, as it sometimes feels like anything accomplished above the bare minimum that's needed is done on your own time. So, there's no longer such a thing as craftsmanship. Again, this is probably a reality of work today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not sure, and I'm glad I'm not in the management chair having to make the decisions,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer

    I worked at Sage North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice employees, friendly, committed to customer, work is good depending on who you work for

    Cons

    promotions, management & direction needs to be better, salary hikes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lead Generation Specialist at Sage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Generation Specialist in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Sage North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sage allowed you to do your job with little supervision. While this might not be the best for all employees, it worked for me as someone who was self-motivated. Lots of PTO.

    Cons

    Management was highly unorganized. Did not allows provide the tools necessary to do your job effectively. It got to the point where customers were being harrassed just to hit call volume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please follow through with promises to fix any issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Financially secure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sage North America

    Pros

    I immediately felt secure financially. I felt that the benefits were excellent as well. I enjoyed the training, and I enjoyed my co-workers.

    Cons

    Telesales role can be a role with quick burn out rates. Because I was there for 10 years, I was tired and ready to move on, so unfortunately did not leave with the positive attitude that i began with in 2003.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would say work-life balance would be something to focus on for management. I felt that i was secure and that Sage treated their employees well financially, but I typically felt overworked and exhausted when i got home. This was offset by the benefits and the compensation (for me, at least). In hindsight, it is hard to put a price on family and the ability to have energy to care for your family after leaving an 8 hour day with a company that is also helping you to provide for that family. catch 22.

  6.  

    Stable company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sage North America

    Pros

    Stable company that can provide opportunities to advance within a number of different areas. Possibility of moving to different regions.

    Cons

    As a large company it can appear impersonal at times, and there is a fair amount of bureaucracy to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee effort should be truly valued.

  7.  

    Unrealized potential as company struggles to change its identity from previous successful brands to "one Sage".

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sage North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits (including generous 401k vesting); great people to work with. Very remote-worker friendly. Powerful vision to help small to medium size businesses succeed. Company has a sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Poor strategy execution. Lengthy growing pains merging previously separate companies together. No end in sight. Executive management tells a good story, but can't lead the implementation. Ineffective HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't shut down successful brands before new brands take hold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Slow- Paced environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SaaS Account Executive  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - SaaS Account Executive in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Sage North America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. The company does recognize outstanding work

    Cons

    Business model needs improvement. Product needs more innovation and options. Also average compensation for salaries. Company does not meet fair market value for positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should adhere to company values and communicate more effectively with teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with excellent work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Sage North America for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment that values employees and encourages individual contributions at all levels.
    There is an overall confidence and belief in the company's vision and product offerings that generates a positive atmosphere.

    I like that you don't have to wait a long time for benefits to kick in and the 21 days of Paid Time Off in your first year shows a serious commitment to work-life balance.

    In regards to Communication, I give very high marks as well. Frequent "All In" Meetings and Sage Central are a couple of examples of how well the Organization communicates, from Pascal and the ELT all the way down to local news items and bulletins.

    Cons

    Not much to vent about really.
    I think as the labor market in certain areas (specifically in the Technical space) continues to tighten, Sage needs to try to stay more competitive in salaries - both when trying to get top talent in the door as well as when trying to keep top performers from leaving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    In was pretty good for me.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sage North America

    Pros

    Engineers are valued by the company.

    Cons

    Management was vague on feature directions.

  11.  

    Sales

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

    I have been working at Sage North America

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k, vacation and sick

    Cons

    Constant changing of priorities every quarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a fair quota for everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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