Compare Cengage vs EF Education First BETA

See how working at Cengage vs. EF Education First compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Cengage vs. EF Education First. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Cengage

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EF Education First

Employee Ratings

  • Cengage scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 1528 reviews)
Cengage employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 2777 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Cengage employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Cengage employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Cengage employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Cengage employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Cengage employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Cengage Ceo Michael Hansen
93%
93%Michael Hansen
Cengage employees rated their CEO Approval 27% higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
EF Education First Ceo Dr. Edward Hult
66%
66%Dr. Edward Hult
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Cengage employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Cengage employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 31% higher than EF Education First employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
41%

Salaries

Cengage has 603 more total submitted salaries than EF Education First.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Representative68 Salaries
$64,660/yr
Customer Technical Support Agent20 Salaries
$18/hr
Software Developer53 Salaries
$100,627/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate20 Salaries
$36,135/yr
Traveler Support Specialist50 Salaries
$38,263/yr
Software Developer10 Salaries
$108,804/yr

What Employees Say

  • Cengage had 21 more reviews than EF Education First that mentioned "Great people" as a Pro.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Cengage.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at EF Education First.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 174 reviews)
"Great people"(in 116 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 95 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 80 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 73 reviews)
"Reorgs"(in 41 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 137 reviews)
"Low salary"(in 117 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Systems Analyst

I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The company leadership is thoughtful and transparent with the employees. Things got tough in the economy with the pandemic, but the leadership kept us in the loop of what was happening and started... meeting with us weekly to keep a dialog going about leadership decisions that impact employees and the business. We're all dedicated to learning both for ourselves and for our customers. It's great to come to work everyday and know you're contributing to improvements in education throughout the world. Cengage's products are educational, but we're a technology company. Our technology teams implement agile methodologies. Since I have a background in IT project management, that's important to me.

Cons

Because we're a global company, team communications can be a challenge.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing!

Former Employee - Summer Task Force

I worked at EF Education First part-time for less than a year

Pros

Multi-cultural workforce is a positive

Cons

Can work anywhere around the city

Advice to Management

Don't micro manage staff

Job Postings

EF Education First has 402 more recently posted open jobs than Cengage.