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Cengage Benefits

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Employer Summary

At Cengage Learning we are accountable to and for each other. Part of that is recognizing the commitment, talent and skills of our employees by offering a comprehensive benefits plan and program. As a full-time employee scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week, you become eligible for most benefits on your date of hire.

Health benefits don’t start when you get sick – we encourage employees to “Learn to Live Well,” promoting a healthy lifestyle through a suite of programs that include flu shots, mammography, biometric screenings, education sessions and health fairs.

We also believe in career development for each and every one of our employees. Our expanding Learning and Development program lets you take advantage of online and in-person programs to build new skills and advance your career. Through in-house training and classes, our employees learn about the business of changing education as we enrich the relationships between educators and students, and eventually lead the charge.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Sep 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Publisher in New York, New York State

    Best thing: all the standard benefits, including a strong 401k option. Worst thing: starting vacation package is 10 days (2 weeks) on an accrual basis. Not great if you are in a senior (but not necessarily executive) position.

  • Sep 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Manager in Clifton Park, New York State

    Comprehensive, competitive for size of company

  • Sep 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Product Manager in Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Not competitive with companies in our industry in the area. Vacation on an accrual basis (you start with 0) at all positions. The medical plans look good and there are options, but there's a high monthly cost for all of them (not what I've seen elsewhere). 401k doesn't fully vest for 4 years, which is abismal and absurd. No ability to work from home or remotely. Overall not competitive.

  • Aug 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Program Manager in Mason, Ohio

    There were multiple options to choose from. Whatever your home and family situation, you could easily find an affordable option to meet your needs.

  • Jul 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Health, vision & dental packages, 401K, paid vacation & sick time, 12 week maternity/paternity leave, adoption assistance, paid school tuition, discounted books

  • Jul 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Production Director in Boston, Massachusetts

    The cost of medical insurance is high, so I get it through my husband instead. But the number and quality of other benefits is fantastic.

  • Jul 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Temecula, California

    Competitive healthcare options, great parental leave policy, 401K, Sick time and Vacation time is generous. Volunteer hours offered as well!

  • Jul 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Bonuses are part of compensation pack, but we never get them due to poor company performance. Raises are non-existent other than a meager 1-2% cost of living raise.

  • Jul 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    Company should invest in a better healthcare plan. I've been on 5 different insurance plans throughout my life, and this is the worst one.

  • Jul 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Copywriter in Boston, Massachusetts

    The health and dental insurance options are a bit limited, which made choosing easy, but I feel like I'm spending more than at my last job. Holidays are limited (we should get Patriot's Day off!), and sick time is minimal. They do give a great parking and commuter pass discount though, and their vacation package is fair. Great 401 match too! I also believe the maternity/paternity benefits are good.

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (131)
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (103)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

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