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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

different job every day keeps things interesting

Cons

was very happy with company and would recommend

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "What a mess they are"

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    Former Employee - Learning Consultant
    Former Employee - Learning Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401(k) match and paid time off.

    Cons

    Management keeps changing and those that stay are often at the peak of their incompetency. Human Resources fails to do anything with poor performing managers, especially those with borderline HR infractions who drive their reports to 80 hour work weeks with impossible expectations. Prepared to be de-motivated and searching for your self.

    Advice to Management

    If a manager has to keep re-hiring it's time to look at them and stop blaming the hard working employees they manage.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "No hard lines taken"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and great people (fringe benefits and regular benefits have seriously been deteriorating over the years)

    Cons

    First things first - private equity really drove this company into a downward spiral as most folks know. They put way too much debt onto the company, taking a highly profitable company and turning it backwards (leadership all had to focus on paying back the debt for so long that they didn't focus on making the company keep growing). Beyond that general statement this review is specifically for Gale - Gale was a wonderful company for many years - truly standing by its mission to help educate and lift up the community it served. It was a great place to work. But leadership lost focus and it's very hard for folks at Gale to take the hard lines that need to be taking (cutting the fat -takes years to do this); putting the right people in leadership roles (one gentleman has a very high position and has a terrible track record and is derogatory toward everyone especially women yet keeps getting promoted); debt forces too many short-term decisions instead of looking 5 years down the road.

    Advice to Management

    Someone who knows the Gale business needs to stand-up and make the tough decisions especially cutting layers of "management" and putting true leaders in place.

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