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"Industry experts in Education, Publishing, and Printing."

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Former Employee - Executive Management Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Executive Management Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Expansion into the math and sciences with Capability Maturity Model continuous improvement across multiple enterprise-wide workstreams.

Cons

Philosophical difference in corporate direction due to budget constraints.

Advice to Management

Budget decisions should occur in a more timely manner to enable proper execution of Planning and Execution initiatives.

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, Great Team environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    The Digital education age is upon us and it is a great time to get on board. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    The material given to assist end-users is often out-dated. Mangers Micro-Manage. Compensation is not so good.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Micromanaging, and own up to the fact you have antiquated data out there for your employees to use. Fix it, and you will be on your way to fixing your employees. Your employees are using the outdated tools you give them, so don't blame them when they give out outdated information. Training could be better. No feedback form was offered. Managers, when you criticize, exercise "constructive criticism". If you blast out all this negativity with not once ounce of positivity, the end result will be worn out employees- worn out physically, and mentally. Also, pay better! You get what you pay for. It would be nice if pay was based on education and experience. Say that you value your employees contributions- and mean it. Listen to the employees, and if something is not right,don't try to be defensive and say "it's always been like that". Fix it. And if you aren't empowered, find someone who is.


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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.

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