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"Good job"

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Current Employee - Sales Representative
Current Employee - Sales Representative
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Cengage full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Cengage offers a competitive salary, provides company car, has good benefits. Also offers flexible hours and relatively small territories with little overnight travel.

Cons

Must be competitive, industry declining. Market is definitely challenging and company is always chasing the competition versus leading the industry

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn the industry..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Great training, good rapport with colleagues, and I am very happy with my manager, who has been very approachable and genuinely interested in helping me succeed.

    Cons

    I wish that the compensation plan would be more clear. Also, the product line is extremely large at this juncture. It can be difficult to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your online products and come up with innovative ways of bringing textbooks "alive" in the web market. Also, compensation plan for the sales team is very murky, and should be more transparent and given in a timely manner.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stratified dinosaur of a company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and telecommuting policies

    Cons

    Corporate structure is broken up into powerful silos of publishing groups who won't change and a new technology area who don't know how to get them to change, so they just build products the company doesn't need.
    Very poor advancement prospects
    The same incompetents get all the projects, despite history of failure and incomplete launches
    Poor recognition
    Lower end salaries (publishing industry is low across the board)
    Lip service payed to opportunities and change, but no actual corporate priority given.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the Editorial stranglehold on budgets and strategy. Rebuild corporate structure and really form a content based 21st century company.

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