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Sage Overview

Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1981
Company - Public (SGE.L)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
We energise the success of businesses and communities around the world through the imagination of our people and smart technology.

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

Mission: Champion small and medium business, and the business builders that grow them.

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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.

Velocity

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.

Innovate

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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    Pros

    Sage is working very hard on making sure that they can provide business solutions for small and medium sized businesses. There are many smart people who work diligently behind the scenes to ensure great products for customer and who provide outstanding customer service to both internal and external customers. It was a joy to work with so many talented people. Sage also had tried very hard to ensure communication across the work so that all 14,000 colleagues are in the know about what is going on in the business.

    Cons

    Sage is making changes at the speed of now. Unfortunately, as these changes have occurred, people with vast historical and important knowledge have left the organization. Also, sometimes the changes are not completely thought through to ensure continuity of the business or processes. When new colleagues come in, they may find it difficult to operate because the institutional knowledge is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to ask more questions of your direct reports rather than dictating changes for change's sake. Sometimes the processes that have been in place for a while are still best practice and may just need to be tweaked, not completely revamped.

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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.

    Interview

    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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