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7 days ago

Sales Representative

SAGE Publications Thousand Oaks, CA

Sales Representatives interview faculty members at colleges and universities and assist them with matching our SAGE and CQ Press textbooks and online… StartWire

9 days ago

Associate Production Editor

SAGE Publications Thousand Oaks, CA

Article Tasks: -Receive manuscripts from editors -Ensure all elements are present and accurate -Prepare article for copy editor -Send article… Job Board

13 days ago

Intern, eLearning

SAGE Publications Washington, DC +3 locations

The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following: • Assisting various department personnel in helping support various aspects of the… ClickCast

2 days ago

Associate Editor – new

SAGE Publications Washington, DC +2 locations

This position focuses on the editorial development of an innovative, new digital-first product for the library market. In accordance with the SAGE… ClickCast

28 days ago

Account Support Representative

SAGE Publications Thousand Oaks, CA

SAGE is currently seeking Account Support Representative candidates to be based in our Thousand Oaks office. The Account Support Representative works… CareerBuilder

29 days ago

Media and Product Specialist - Midwest Territory (St. Louis, Dallas, Chicago, Cincinnati)

SAGE Publications Chicago, IL

The Media and Product Specialist is responsible for the sales of print, electronic, custom and technology products to colleges and universities by… CareerBuilder

5 days ago

Associate eLearning Editor

SAGE Publications Washington, DC +2 locations

The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Manage the development of ancillary products for selected titles with… ClickCast

5 days ago

Editorial Assistant

SAGE Publications Washington, DC

The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following: Managing review programs: Complete peer review and survey programs on deadline… ClickCast

13 days ago

Editorial Intern

SAGE Publications Washington, DC +2 locations

The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following: • Assist department personnel in completing review projects • Support… ClickCast

20 days ago

Development Editor

SAGE Publications Washington, DC +2 locations

Under the supervision of the Editorial Development Manager and in consultation with appropriate acquisitions editors and team members… ClickCast

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  • Slow to change, quick to panic

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    - The people: The SAGE community is extremely friendly and welcoming. My coworkers always made the effort to include me and others in activities during and after work. There was especially a sense of camaraderie amongst lower-level employees, who strived to help each other during particularly busy times. - Opportunities to learn about academic publishing: There are always opportunities to learn about publishing if you seek them out. In part because of constant staffing changes, I found myself performing duties that were not in my original job description - this need to go above and beyond is a blessing and a curse: you will learn a lot and gain valuable/diverse skills, but will often find yourself in positions where you have to "just figure something out" to solve a problem either because adequate training wasn't provided, or there is no one there knowledgeable enough to help you. - Benefits: The benefits offered by SAGE in terms of healthcare are truly wonderful. Few employers offer SAGE's level of care at such a low cost to employees. Free lunch on Friday!!


    Technology: The fact that the I.T. endorsed browser at SAGE is Internet Explorer 9 should say it all. I realize that "technical difficulties" are an almost universal complaint at any place of work, but at SAGE the problems faced by employees go beyond petty annoyances. At least half my job was spent troubleshooting shoddy 15-year-old systems desperately in need of updates or overhauls and finding roundabout ways to solve problems. Oftentimes cost was mentioned as an obstacle to making improvements, but that leads me to wonder: Will SAGE just never update systems that only work on IE? What happens when IE becomes defunct? If SAGE seriously invests in catapulting itself into the 21st century, I believe employees will be happier and do better/faster work (note that the latter seems to be the real priority). - Willingness to make necessary changes/improvements: As I'm sure you can tell from my above comments about technology, SAGE is reluctant to alter its conservative approach to almost all aspects of business. I can only speak to what I saw in my department and by no means have an accurate perspective on all goings-on at SAGE, but what I did see was pretty abysmal. As an example, there were talks of outsourcing the usage of difficult-to-use, IE only, 15 year old systems to employees in India rather than update them. - Morale/Turnover: There was an almost permanent sense of panic at SAGE while I worked there. In my year at SAGE, about a dozen people in my 40-person department quit. Frustration with systems, feelings of powerlessness to change personal situations, and general fatigue no doubt impacted these decisions. These staffing changes hit lower-level employees the hardest and forced them to pick up the slack and double their workload to keep the department afloat. - Mandatory fun: To "boost morale," upper management would implement after-work happy hours and "fun days" when what employees truly wanted was to feel empowered and heard. Although these gestures of goodwill were sincere attempts to fix problems, they were the results of ignorance to employees' true reasons for dissatisfaction. Turning the monthly half-hour birthday break where employees could chat and eat goodies into an hour and a half long meeting about financials is not the way to prevent employees from quitting. - Management: Most people in higher-level positions in my department were kind, genuinely caring people. That being said, I believe the outdated corporate structure of SAGE lends itself to an environment in which those at the top have no idea what those beneath them do. This ignorance led lower-level employees (assistants) to face impossible deadlines, take on responsibilities that had company-wide implications, and require overtime to finish all tasks. Because of poor planning and training, certain duties and systems were relegated to one lower-level employee, leaving everyone lost when that person inevitably quit. - "Paying your dues:" The "pay your dues" philosophy at SAGE allows lower-level employees to be taken advantage of and enables employees who have been there a longer time to avoid retribution for unfair and even abusive behavior. HR seems reluctant to take complaints seriously and reacts to problematic manager behavior with statements like: "Well we don't know their background or why they would behave that way, so there's not much we can do." This antiquated mode of thinking isn't just incompetent, it's harmful. I have seen multiple coworkers brought to the point of tears as a result of situations like these.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than fixing problems by making uninformed decisions, however well-meaning they are, talk to your employees and find out how management and those at the lower-level can work together to make SAGE a better, more enjoyable work environment.

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