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"This job is very stressful."

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Former Employee - Publishing Representstive in Long Beach, CA
Former Employee - Publishing Representstive in Long Beach, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You have flexability in this job, you get a company car. You also don't work on Holidays.

Cons

Even though you might think you won't work in summers, you do. You end up always having so much work to do you can never relax. They also give crazy quotas without considering factors such as schools cutting enrollments etc.

Advice to Management

Stop with a once a year bonus do a quarterly bonus so people will continue to want to work even if they know they won't hit there yearly quota.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Going Downhill into Bankruptcy"

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Nothing good to say about this company.

    Cons

    - Worst management team in the history of publishing.
    - Drove the company into near-term bankruptcy.
    - Upper management had no regard for any of the sales staff or other employees.
    - Their own greed put them in this situation and now they are going to pay the price.

    Advice to Management

    Current management should try and respect the people that are left in the company and let them lead with their skills to the company after bankruptcy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "top publisher of educational materials... forward thinking"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Development Editor in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Development Editor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    at the cusp of new education initiatives

    Cons

    salaries are low, typical for publishing industry

    Advice to Management

    pay more to the folks in the trenches...keep up the advances to new technolgies


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