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"Much room for improvement"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cengage full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits, good hours, great staff and staff work ethic.

Cons

Management is too separated from the day-to-day, but insists on planning half-baked workflows for immediate implementation. Also, management at the Executive Director level and above doesn't value experience or veteran insight.

Advice to Management

Ask your own people for their insights, and listen to their responses.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Do you really want to work for a company that files bankrupcty? - No and here is why."

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    Current Employee - Editorial Director
    Current Employee - Editorial Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health insurance and 8 paid weeks maternity leave.

    Cons

    The majority of the senior level management team are Caucasian and males. Any minorities in upper management are paid $1000s less regardless of the education. (I am not allowed to reveal the exact office, but most are in the South.) Special favor is held for those females the men find attractive and those females are rewarded with jobs for which they are not qualified. Many people with college degrees and more experience in their fields were passed over for jobs because of a strong culture of dishonesty from human resources.

    The company continues to fail because the people are unhappy and unfulfilled. Typically they prefer to put the women they find work in mediocre management positions so they can fulfill their equal opportunity requirements.

    For those of you in shock by these statements, review the Cengage learning org chart from some of their southern offices and you would be shocked at the obvious lines drawn. When asked why the culture was not as “mixed” in their offices as they were in the warehouse…HR responded “we only have to have 2.7 minorities for every 100. HR tends to use fear to drive employees out they do not want to pay a severance to. Bankruptcy and corruption are no surprise when it comes to Cengage Learning.

    Advice to Management

    Listent to your staff, even if they are women and straight.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Cengage is a rudderless ship"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits...at least before the bankruptcy.

    Cons

    The operation is being run by mangers with few years experience as managers and no experience running operations in some markets.

    Some of the Sales Directors take great pride in "managing- up" to their bosses instead of finding ways to win new business for people in the field. Constant lay-offs over the last year has stripped the company of most people who were successful and knew how to get things done.

    No real technology product development and the product that they do have is not ready for wide distribution.

    Advice to Management

    With their style of management ...they wouldn't take it anyway.

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