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Sage Overview

Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SGE.L)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Our purpose is to transform the way people think and work so their organisations can thrive.

Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the ... Read more

Mission: To become a great SaaS company by focusing on our Customer Success, our Colleagues and Innovation. For our customers, we will solve their problems and we will be always available. For our colleagues we will focus on collaborating and innovating. If you are succeeding then we ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Sage CEO Steve Hare recognised as one of the UK’s top CEOs based on colleague feedback, with a 91% global approval rating on @Glassdoor. Thanks to our colleagues for the feedback.

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  • Sage recognized as top employer that provides volunteer days to colleagues! Sage provides 5 volunteer days to each colleague every year! #giveback #makeadifference #sagefoundation

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    A study by found that employers are more likely to hire an applicant with volunteering experience, because those job seekers are seen to be good team players and more self-motivated than other applicants. However, if you work full-time, you don't necessarily need to use your own personal time to volunteer, because plenty of employers offer corporate volunteering days to staff.

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Sage – Why Work For Us?

We energize the success of businesses and communities around the world through the imagination of our people and smart technology. 

Our Story

Like the business builders we serve, Sage began as a modest British startup with a big ambition. 

Our founder David Goldman wanted to automate accounting processes in his own business. Working with a team of Newcastle University students, he developed software to make it happen – and realised other businesses could benefit from this too. In 1981, our founder David Goldman faced a problem. He wanted to create quotes quickly for his print business and keep track of his accounts. So David worked with a team from Newcastle including Dr. Paul Muller, a computer expert who worked with NASA, and student Graham Wylie. Some eight years later, Sage was listed on the London Stock Exchange with a £20m valuation.

By 2015, Sage had 13,000 employees across 23 countries and revenues of £1,436 million, and today we work with millions of business people in all types of industries around the world. Today, Sage has 13,000 employees and serves millions of customers in 23 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, Latin America, and North America.

What we do

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.

Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. 

We help drive today’s business builders with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people. 

Our social and mobile technology provides live information so you can make fast, informed decisions anytime, anywhere in the world. We support our business builders for life by offering choice, support, expertise, and innovation. We champion your causes and provide world-leading advice and support when you need it most.

Our Values ensure we serve business builders the right way.

Customers First

Business builders are at the heart of everything we do and we wouldn’t exist without them.


Agile and action-oriented, we keep our finger on the pulse of business, continually evolving to deliver simple, innovative solutions.

Do The Right Thing

We act with integrity and trust each other to do the right thing.


We look deeper and strive harder to deliver the innovative solutions our business builders need to succeed.

Make A Difference

We are committed to positive impact in the communities we work and live in.


Out colleagues in Atlanta celebrating Sage's sponsorship of the Invictus Games. Watch the short video

Meet our colleagues in one of our many international offices Watch here

The picture below isshows some of the fun our people have in our Atlanta office - they hosted a mini golf tournament - the marketing team shown here created a social media themed team!

Setting a new standard for corporate philanthropy around the world

About the Sage Foundation

Using our unique model, we’re committed to providing 2% of employee time, 2% of free cash flow and 2 donated licenses to support eligible registered charities, social enterprises and non-profit organisations. We focus on creating social and economic opportunity in the communities we operate within around the world.

Learn more about the Sage Foundation

We asked Sage colleagues "Why do you love Sage?" and to new starters, "Why did you join Sage?"  We then took all their responses and formed this word cloud.  This is what it's like to work here. 

Our colleagues feel empowered.  They love the fact it's friendly here at Sage and our work has meaning.  We are inspired by our colleagues and leaders and we are creative.  It's fantastic we feel there's a great work-life balance and career progression is reality.

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    I have been working for Sage for 20 years. I work remotely and Sage has a great remote support team. Good benefits and PTO plus many opportunities for learning and career planning. Sage has a wonderful Charity program with five volunteer days offered. @sagefoundation Sage’s biggest assets are my colleagues some of the best people to work with.


    There has been a lot of leadership changes this past year, but Steve Hare is bringing new life the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep heading done the LEAD directions and work one more product integrations.

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Sage Photos

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Sage Interviews



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    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Sage (Mumbai (India)) in January 2018.


    Sage from Dubai asked me whether I am open for Dubai Jobs, on my confirmation i got call from UAE - Sharja (Sage Partner), they asked me whether i can implement Sage X3 within 20 days and how fast i can come to Sharja.

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Sage Awards & Accolades

  • Most Engaging Benefits Proposition, UK Employee Benefits Awards, 2017
  • Innovation of the Year, AccountingWeb, 2017
  • Best Professional Services Website, App or Campaign, The Dadis (The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries), 2017
  • Best Employee Share/Equity Scheme, Best all-employee international share plan, 2017
  • Best AI-based solution for Financial Services, AI Breakthrough, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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