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Updated January 21, 2018
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  • Upper management displays the patience of an average two year-old (in 68 reviews)

  • sometimes lack work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Cengage"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support
    Former Employee - Technical Support
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cengage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Nice People, Plenty of Overtime opportunities

    Cons

    High stress position, hours are weird.


  2. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cengage as an intern

    Pros

    Location, Gaining Experience, Great Coworkers, Good Pay

    Cons

    Disorganized Internship Program, Lack of Communication

  3. Helpful (4)

    "I have had a lot worse"

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    Current Employee - Hourly Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Hourly Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly low stress, fast paced,steady work. The hourly employees that work here are some of the best people I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Management has their own club, if your not a member, your not getting in.

    Advice to Management

    You have good people here, take the time to get to know them and this place will run so much better


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Really nice but lacks direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People care for each other, the work life balance is awesome. Free lunch Wednesday's and sometimes Thursdays as well. PTO is good , parental leave is 12 weeks.

    Cons

    Upper Management is not competent, they want to use the latest technologies but do not want to spend on training , architecture planning. Some people are very process oriented which hinders technological progress. Salary is also sub par and the health insurance is just okay. 401k match vests in 4 years and the match is okay as well


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Difficult culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Engaging coworkers, brilliant people, decent work life balance, approachable senior management

    Cons

    Promotes the wrong people, likes titles with no substance or clarity, no real training, lackluster HR, no one seems to be able to answer questions with a real answer. People are in fear mode all the time, and unwilling to engage.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the yearly restructuring


  6. "Hiring great people and have a futuristic approach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Opportunities to grow
    Smart people in management
    Sr. Executives setting an example for others by hard work
    cross-functional collaboration encouraged

    Cons

    Less socialising among employees
    Lack of training organised at a company wide level


  7. "Not the best environment"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Cengage as a contractor

    Pros

    Small office and small community. Everyone is friendly

    Cons

    Even though it's a small office, the environment isn't the best. I was there for a month and my supervisor only got in touch with me once.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place before the changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with and the benefits were great

    Cons

    With the changes that were happening there was a lot of pressure on employees with no back filling of positions and felt hard to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower levels of employees.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Solid Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed remote work, decent compensation & benefits, good atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations while I worked there created an unstable culture that ultimately hurt employee morale.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "In constant re-orgs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Great location, smart and talented colleagues, desire to make a difference.

    Cons

    Have to stomach lots of re-orgs. Like many other print publishers trying to become a technology company, it's a race against time.


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