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"horrible atmosphere in sales"

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boise, ID
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Cengage full-time (More than a year)

Pros

You get a Paycheck and car.

Cons

All new management. some with no experience in higher ed. And none who care about their people. Territories changed every few months while management fiddles around with trying to make the numbers look better to save their jobs. Huge layoffs over the past year. An almost impossible environment to grow sales.

Advice to Management

be real about the goals you set for sales. How do you expect 5 or 6% growth in a company where sales were down 14% last year??

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Development Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Development Editor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits: small perks like cookies in the cafeteria, transportation discounts. Pretty decent health care, sick pay, and vacation package too.

    Cons

    Definitely bottom-line oriented. On the editorial side, the only thing that matters is pushing through the product as quickly as possible. Editors are given too much work.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge large workloads and hire more employees or freelancers.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Sad day when Cengage purchased National Geographic Learning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people from NGL organization; solid pedagogy in product

    Cons

    Higher ed leadership does not understand the K-12 market

    Advice to Management

    Leadership still learning about the K-12 market

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