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Cengage Overview

Boston, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students ... Read more

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  • We are pleased to announce the acquisition of WebAssign strengthening our digital STEM offerings for customers. Together we can offer more choices and ultimately improve teaching & learning. Read more:

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    Educational news from Cengage Learning covers higher education, K12, library and research, professional and corporate topics.

  • Cengage Learning Wins 2016 SIIA CODiE Award for Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution

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Cengage – Why Work For Us?


At Cengage, we are united by a single belief: Every student has the potential to be unstoppable.

We see a world where every student is a confident learner. Where all learners are propelled by the power of education. A world where they get further with every question, sharper with every lesson and stronger with every challenge. A world of acceleration, advancement and ambition. We see a world where students have the audacity to know their potential and the tenacity to make it real. So that no matter where they go or what they strive for, they will be unstoppable.


Who We Are

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners.

What We Do

We create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.

Why We Do It

Confident students are successful learners, so we design tools that keep them moving toward their goals.

How We Do It

  • Our flexible learning tools give students access to content where and when they need it, so that they can learn in sync with their work, school and life.
  • Our immersive experiences let students go deep and master concepts so that they don’t just get the grade they want; they gain skills for life.
  • Our on-demand customer service offers students and faculty the support they need to solve any problem and keep moving forward.

Around Cengage

Our culture fosters collaboration at every turn. Instead of offices with closed doors, you’ll find open minds ready to work together to transform education, with everyone taking a vital part in meeting the challenges. But it’s not all work and no play. At each of our offices you’ll find a mix of hard work and fun activities that include summer picnics, food and craft beer tastings, holiday parties and more.

Our Credo

It's not a traditional mission, vision or values statement but, quite simply, a statement of who we are. The Credo guides the choices we make as a company and as individuals.

Keep Learning

If we’re not learning, we’re not advancing. Through our expanding Learning and Development program, you can take advantage of online and in-person programs to build new skills and advance your career. We also offer tuition reimbursement, so you can build formal continuing education into your professional development plan.

Join Our Team

At Cengage, you will work with a team of dedicated professionals building innovative solutions that improve teaching and learning at colleges, universities and libraries. Our employees also support professional development at government agencies, training organizations and corporations around the world.

We are an international organization with career opportunities in editorial, technology, marketing, sales, finance, production, operations, administration and human resources. This variety of available career paths provides our employees with opportunities to pursue career advancement and transitions all within our organization.

Discover your career with us! Visit our Careers Page to check out our current employment opportunities.

Community Involvement

Investing in the communities where we live and work is an important part of who we are.

  • We give each employee one paid day off per calendar year for community volunteer work.
  • Our campuses hold onsite events to raise funds and awareness for important causes.
  • We match contributions to employee-nominated nonprofits or educational institutions.


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.

We offer: 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Individual and family AD&D
  • Legal expense insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid vacations, holidays and sick days
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Classroom-based and online training resources

Check out our current benefits here.

How does Cengage Learning support Work LIfe Balance?
We offer paid time off, flexible work schedules for many positions and strongly encourage employee involvement and volunteerism in our communities. This includes a paid Volunteer Day and a Matching Gifts Program for our U.S. employees. Employees around the world also support numerous local charitable and environmental causes

How do Cengage Learning employees give back to their communities?
In addition to a paid day off per year for volunteerism, Cengage Learning has a Matching Gifts Program that provides U.S. employees with a dollar-for-dollar contribution match to nonprofit groups or educational institutions of their choice. Also, we strongly encourage charitable activities and environmentally-friendly initiatives at our sites, and many of our locations have standing employee committees to help drive these initiatives.

What happens after I apply for a position? How do I check the status of my online application?
After you apply for a position, your qualifications will be considered against the criteria for that specific role. Our positions will remain posted until they are filled and you can check your application status at any time. Please note that we are only able to contact candidates who we plan to interview. If you do receive a call, expect two or more rounds of interviews, the first via phone. Some positions may have additional requirements, such as a review of prior work samples or skills-based assignments. If relevant, this step is addressed during the interview process.

For a full list of FAQs, please visit our FAQ Page.

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    "I didn't know what "corporate culture" meant until I worked at Cengage."

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    *Truly a transparent work environment. From the CEO to the sales team, everyone has access to each other, is encouraged to provide honest feedback at all times, and is rewarded for having new ideas (even if... or especially if they are audacious and radical ones).

    *The mission is clear and is felt throughout the organization. We work to promote student success. Period. The products we make are the WHAT, but our mission focuses on the WHY. We believe in education.

    *Although Cengage has been through some difficult times in the past 5 or so years (as has the entire publishing industry), our focus and strategy are solid. We have a plan, execute it daily, and adjust quickly and as necessary to ensure success. We are not stuck in the past, but are moving forward with strategic vision and bold ideas. We are not afraid of, but rather empowered by the changes in this market.

    *Employees are valued, supported, and rewarded for their hard work. I've never encountered a corporate "family" before Cengage... but this is just that.

    *Parental leave policy is industry-leading for both mothers & fathers. Stellar.


    The industry and the face of higher education are changing and with that comes a certain amount of uncertainty. Cengage has created a strong strategy for not only weathering the storm, but actually becoming stronger because of it. That said, there have been several re-orgs in the past 3-5 years in order to get the "right people in the right seats on the bus." But if you believe in the mission and work hard to be a valuable member on your team, you can feel very secure that you will have a place at Cengage.

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Cengage Interviews



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


    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.

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Cengage Awards & Accolades

  • McGuffey Longevity Award (College), Text and Academic Authors Association, 2014
  • Texty Award Winner (College), Text and Academic Authors Association, 2014
  • Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry, EContent, 2014
  • Best Database for Reports, Library Journal, 2013
  • Best Resource for Youth (Secondary Grades), LMC/ARBA, 2013
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