Cengage Employee Reviews about "reorgs"

Updated Jan 17, 2021

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  • "Work Life Balance and flexibility is key(in 174 reviews)

  • "Number one is the great people I worked with(in 116 reviews)

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  • "Cengage Unlimited isn't holding up to the pedestal it was put on by upper management(in 73 reviews)

  • "To many reorgs when company numbers aren't met(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Sep 26, 2016 - Sales in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Great people - smart people. Good products

      Cons

      Too many reorgs so always uncertainty in the air

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Rewarding

      Jan 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging work, Solid compensation, Smart people

      Cons

      Frequent reorgs Nice, but cramped office

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      turmoil

      Jun 3, 2020 - Product Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance, nice new office. some genuinely great people work here

      Cons

      constant, CONSTANT, reorgs. no job security. low salary compared to industry standards. promotions go to YES men and women. cengage unlimited is a failure (unfortunately)

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      8 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Tumultuous and political

      Jul 29, 2020 - Associate Content Developer in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Good peer colleagues, nice location

      Cons

      lots of reorgs and layoffs, political climate

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      A great place to work (10 years ago, not now)

      May 6, 2020 - Senior Content Manager 
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      Pros

      As other reviewers indicate, those in the trenches at Cengage, such as myself for nearly 30 years, are great, and the company's mission is noble. They truly care about the learning community and do make a difference in the lives of learners of all ages.

      Cons

      Management = Clueless. Constant reorgs. Lack of transparency. The bottom line, Cengage mid-management is not valued, and career development for people transitioning to new roles is practically non-existent in recent years.

      12 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Short-lived experience

      Nov 5, 2019 - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Beautiful office - Positive culture - Get to work with hardworking, driven individuals

      Cons

      - Reorgs/layoffs - Uncertainty of keeping your job - Uncertainty of how the merger will impact your job

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Too many changes too quickly

      Aug 13, 2019 - Senior Content Manager in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Flexible schedules, decent benefits and vacation time, good people and solid products.

      Cons

      Two reorgs in one year is too much and it is difficult to keep up with all the changes. Content managers are forced to wear too many hats. They combined two separate positions, Content Developer and Content Production Manager into one role, so basically double the work for the same pay.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Run! Beware lots of drama and reorgs

      Mar 13, 2019 - Account Manager in Boston, MA
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      Pros

      Benefits, Bonus, and I did like working with my co-workers.

      Cons

      Stressful work environment that was micro-managed. No room for advancement. Advancement is based on the buddy system not on succcess within the company. This results in highly unqualified people managing the company. There were 4 reorgs in the 6 years I was with the company . I had 6 different managers and 4 different territories -no consistency. Lots of technical issues with MindTap and integration. Not too mention the drama internally was insane! Not a good work environment.

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      24 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place in a tough market

      Apr 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great co-workers, focused and hard working. Work/life balance. Ability to work from home. Willing to take risks, be aggressive in a very hard market.

      Cons

      Reorgs, layoffs, poor change management.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Company

      Apr 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The company really does care about students and making learning affordable. The have a decent work/life balance environment.

      Cons

      Some of their business decisions are short-sighted, so there are a lot of reorgs, which result in layoffs. They are starting to pull back on the ability to work remotely, which may limit their ability to attract and retain quality talent.

      2 people found this review helpful
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