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Cengage Interview Questions

Updated Nov 13, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    District Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cengage (Farmington Hills, MI) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Several phone/Skype interviews with different district sales managers. Final in-person interview with sales management team consisted of project preparation and presentation. Fairly standard process but lengthy. They definitely know how to treat a prospective employee though. All arrangements were handled with great care and professionalism.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage a sales pipeline effectively?   1 Answer
    • What are the key components of a successful salesperson?   1 Answer

    Cengage Response

    Mar 14, 2018

    Thank you for the feedback and welcome to Cengage!


  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cengage.

    Interview

    The interview process took 2 months from start to finish, but it was very straight forward. I had three phone interviews and one face-to-face. Each interview was professional and there were no "curve balls" thrown at me. It seemed to be heavily focused on making sure my personality and demeanor would be a good fit for my team since there would be a lot of collaboration involved.

    Interview Questions

    • What made you decide to interview for a position in this industry?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Associate Media Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Cengage (Belmont, CA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    I had seven interviews in two rounds, with members of editorial and media development ranging from mid to high level. All of the interviewers were courteous, well-informed about my background and the position, and asked engaging, insightful questions. Many times, the discussion began with my current experiences, then moved into how I could apply those in the new role, and then concluded with a discussion of the current state of the industry and the motivations behind what we do. I thoroughly enjoyed these discussions, and they were prompt in follow-up and response to my questions and inquiries throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time when you had to analyze and present data in a previous or your current position.   1 Answer

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    Associate Development Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cengage (Boston, MA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    The initial communication came from an HR staff member. I then interviewed with 4 members of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • I was required to create a market development plan to achieve 100,000 customer touches of a specific technology product.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase was brief. There were no terms to negotiate for this position.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cengage in September 2017.

    Interview

    I only did a technical phone interview with one of the managers. Call was schedule for 11:00 a.m, however for some technical difficulties the call started 20 minutes later which I blame no one for. The rest of the interview went by sharing the screen and I was given two questions to solve at the point. I did solve the first one correctly. For the second one I couldn't get it on time so the interviewer provided his email to submit it after which I did. What makes it a horrible experience and a place I regret applying for is that they never reached back for a result or even an excuse. One day I had to cal the company and ask for the manager at 10:00 a.m and the hr person was like it is too early for him to be here.

    Cengage Response

    Oct 30, 2017

    Thank you for providing us your feedback. I would like to learn more about your experience. Please email me at Careers@Cengage.com. -Jill


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clifton Park, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Cengage (Clifton Park, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Technical phone screening interview followed by onsite interview. Met with 4 engineers basically testing out knowledge for 2 hours. Has been 4 weeks since the interview, no offer, no rejection. Initially followed up after a week, told me to follow up again after 1-2 weeks. Followed up after 2 weeks, no response. Felt rather unprofessional. A simple rejection would've been suffice. Don't hold your breath when applying here.

    Interview Questions

    • Type of people you want to work with   1 Answer

  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Cengage (San Francisco, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    functional test suites using Selenium, Appium, Java and TestNG Performed regression,
    integration, functional testing. Participated in functional and UI specification reviews. Created and executed test
    cases for new features and functionalities. Provided complete end-to-end testing before deployment. Performed
    battery drain test. Tested application behavior under various interruptions: battery strength level, incoming
    calls, SMS, video calls. Performed localization testing

  8.  

    Strategy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cengage (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    It's a long process but it's very organized. Given the role is high exposure in the organization, the process includes 5 rounds, including the first phone screening with in-house recruiter. I met all relavent people for the role, sharing their experience and expections for the role I applied besides testing the relavance of my skills and experience for this tole. The recruiter I worked with is very helpful to schedule the interviews around my agenda - I had several crazy travels and vacations in between interviews. The recruiter was also thoughtful in providing me with sufficient information to prepare for the interview, .e.g. who I'm going to meet, how long each session would be, and when I would expect to hear back for the next step. Overall, it's a very smooth process.

    Interview Questions

    • Generally two parts, first part is very typical questions on experience - e.g. team management, aligning with stakeholders, anything you'd do differently in your past experience, etc. Second part involes a small case, either it's data/suggestion, or it's "what would you do in this scenario?"   Answer Question

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    Strategy Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cengage (San Francisco, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Standard process - phone screen with hiring manager, followed by 4 first round video interviews, and 2 final round video interviews, all with people that I would be interacting with in the role I was interviewing for. After receiving an offer, there was ample opportunity for me to get all of my questions answered before having to make a decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Given that it was a strategy role, most of the interviews included some sort of "case question" related to work that I would likely be doing.   Answer Question

    Cengage Response

    Mar 1, 2018

    Welcome to Cengage and thank you for your feedback!


  10.  

    Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cengage (Boston, MA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I was working for the company as a consultant and was later offered a full-time position.

    Interview Questions


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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cengage (Cincinnati, OH) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Very informal. No skills test of any sort. Was like talking to a friend. Some sort of skills test should be implemented to reduce the amount of on the job training that we have to provide.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know HTML, CSS, and XML?   1 Answer

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