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"Good place to work if you love publishing"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Content Developer in Mason, OH
Current Employee - Content Developer in Mason, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Cengage full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Cengage has:
-Talented, committed, and innovative people
-Team-oriented
-Flexible work schedule [in my function]
-Stable work environment [in many functions]
-Good benefits
-Low turnover in many function areas

Cons

Cengage has:
-A lot of transitions and reorgs within the company due to its current financial restructuring which have negatively impacted morale
-Depending on function, not enough opportunities to advance because of an abundance of talent

Advice to Management

You must make it an absolute priority to retain and promote people who are talented, hardworking, and dedicated. It will end up costing the company more in terms of stability, revenue, customer focus, and innovation if you do not.

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are very friendly and good to work with.
    Benefits
    Work life Balance
    Shift flexability

    Cons

    Some of the employees are stuck in the past and do not respond well to change or criticism
    Uncertainty in the market with the book industry dying.
    Not very many opportunities to grow.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's all about the people who work there."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a growing spirit of optimism pervasive throughout the organization, and the belief that if we can just make it through these awkward times, things will get better and glory days will be seen again. The leadership under the new CEO is extremely encouraging; he instills a lot of confidence throughout the ranks. Through and through, it has been the people that keep employees there; when times are tough and nothing seems to make sense, individuals can often be heard expressing their appreciation for the high quality of people-managers and colleagues-they are surrounded by.

    Cons

    Cengage Learning is a very supportive and nurturing environment. It has its flaws, including lack of training, cohesiveness, organization, and unified strategy but at least the last three are getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep sight on the junior people; look at the company as a startup, in which it is important to foster the talent and development of those newest to the organization. They can bring the fresh insight and skills necessary to usher in a new age in the industry.

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