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"Good place to hone skills, but they don't promote executives from within."

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Former Employee - Design Director in Belmont, CA
Former Employee - Design Director in Belmont, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Cengage full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Intelligent, caring people at midlevels and below. Work with subject matter experts and talented editors who are eager to make a difference with the work they do. Relatively luxurious timelines to get product out the door. Frequent contact with customers - deans, professors, students - is very insightful and helps create better information products.

Cons

Executives change out frequently, and each brings in their solution to save publishing. Very male dominated at the top levels. Most product decisions have moved from the West Coast innovation centers to East Coast business offices.

Advice to Management

Look within to promote into the upper ranks. There are some brilliant people who are committed to the company, but you risk losing them when they are passed over.

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage

  1. "Really great people and company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The total compensation is quite good, a sizable portion is in the form of a company performance bonus and so people don't seem to really factor that in despite receiving one 11 out of the past 12 years. The work-life balance is great in most functional departments, although some are not as good. The people that you would work with, though, are top notch.

    Cons

    Lack of empowerment and accountability.

    Advice to Management

    There are brilliant people who know what it takes to create world-class digital products. Get the right people involved in solving the company challenges--not just those who were involved in one legacy or another--but all who have what it takes to transform Cengage Learning into a software and services company.


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    "Cengage Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Usual benefits, company car, etc.

    Cons

    As usual with large companies, complete disconnect to customers on the ground. Unclear with direction of technology changes and how it impacts traditional texbook sales. Do not pay market value for experience of technology sales experience. Downgraded on Wal Street, preaches company develpement of employees and supports this with chronic layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    To Big To Fail....or so they think.


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