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"Changing for the Better"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cengage full-time

Pros

Cengage recognizes it has to change while it still has the resources to do so. It is investing heavily in MindTap and integration with leading educational solutions. Simply being a publishing company won't cut it anymore. Like the name says, it's about learning. Great work/life balance. Decent benefits with a couple noteworthy ones, as well.

Cons

Still too many layers of management, although that is changing. Many long-time employees are still thinking and acting like they're running a publishing company. Some middle managers try to justify their existence by creating turmoil while adding little to no value. Salaries competitive, but not outstanding, maybe slightly above median.

Advice to Management

Top management: Get rid of much of the middle management. Middle management: Protect your jobs by becoming effective at moving the company forward, not by trying to preserve the status quo.

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Lack of goals, direction, or plan to retain top talents"

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    Current Employee - Digital in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Digital in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, given autonomy to come up with creative solutions

    Cons

    organization not set up to execute on meaningful ideas and opportunities, not set up to retain top talent

    Advice to Management

    Look at top talent, especially in areas that allow execution of digital strategy, and work to give them the tools needed to succeed


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good working environment, low pay"

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    Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Belmont, CA
    Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Belmont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cengage as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere is friendly, people are eager to help, reporting hours are flexible

    Cons

    Salary is on a lower side and the place is a bit old style, not many fun company events

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