Compare Cengage vs Scribe Media BETASee how Scribe Media vs. Cengage compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 5 years
So many people say it on Glassdoor - but it's true. The people here are the best I've worked with. Always eager to help - very few turf issues or agendas that you see in other organizations.... Everybody is looking forward to figure out how we can better serve students and reform a broken industry. A lot of that comes from the leadership that has put in the work to diagnose what's wrong with the industry and chart a course for Cengage that the rank and file believe in - and believe they can impact. Folks are bought in. Other pro's: Casual culture for sure. A lot of fun is had amidst serious work. In Boston an amazing new office in the Seaport District. A growing number of social events, happy hours and the like -- many of them sponsored by Employee Resource Groups focused on the experience for People of Color, LGBTQ+ employees and Women in Technology. This is a progressive place always looking to improve. Plans to merge with McGraw Hill present all sorts of opportunities to have a bigger impact.
We are constantly looking to do things better so change is a constant. I don't see that as a negative -- in fact it's a positive -- but if you are change averse, this might be a tough place for you.
Advice to Management
Keep pushing the organization. Keep communicating.
I have been working at Scribe Media full-time for more than a year
If you find that this is the right fit for you, I don't think it's an exaggeration to say this is the most fulfilled, rewarded, and challenged you'll ever be in a career. The people are the best I've... ever worked with-- not in the stereotypical way. It is a cast of characters, to be sure, but each one brings with them a level of humanity and intelligence that demands compassion and respect. I feel deeply cared for and, most of all, seen. Work gets done. Problems are solved. We live by the principles and values that we've listed for the entire world to see. This is the most human you will ever feel at a job. You are dealing with real authors, so the work stays interesting and, a majority of the time, moving. The bottom line is that your work is ACTUALLY HELPING PEOPLE. You see evidence of that every single day, and it is the greatest gift that you could ask for. Our CEO looks out for each of us and treats us with individuals with value and ADULTS. Everyone recognizes their accountability to each other. It is all hands on deck, all the time. It's dynamic, exciting, and truly satisfying. I often tell the Tribe that they would have to drag me out kicking and screaming, and I mean it.
The "cons" are NOTHING compared to working in a heavily corporatized environment. Sometimes, with such individual thinkers, things get heated in the office. Sometimes you have to set aside other... things to get the job done. Sometimes there's a feeling of overwhelm because of the importance of the work. It's not the best fit for people who aren't fiercely driven, self-motivated, and wanting to improve. This is not a come to work, clock in, sort of work, clock out, go home, and forget about work type of "job". This is a career, and it demands to be treated as such. But, at the end of the day, you can ALWAYS raise your hand and ask for help, and you'd be shocked at the way the entire Tribe stops what they're doing to give you what you need.
Advice to Management
Hire carefully. Do not lose sight of the vision. Continue to reflect and pivot. Just keep doing what you're doing... it's the Good Stuff.