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"Great industry, challenging internal climate."

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Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cengage full-time

Pros

Autonomy, strong direct managers, engaging & challenging industry, great colleagues, daily problem-solving, empowerment, great customers.

Cons

Challenging internal climate with weak product development leadership (leadership culture of fear rather than collaboration). Inefficient product development procedures, dramatic culture shift without the resources and internal infrastructure to support the suggested pace and changes.

Advice to Management

Leadership should help, not instill fear in product development teams/leaders.

Other Employee Reviews for Cengage

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Decent place to work and slowly getting better again"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. Pay is decent. Organization is getting better but still in need of improvement. Seems to be devoting resources to everything but headcount.

    Cons

    Understaffed. The industry is shifting and falling apart. Developing a lot of new products which are often not so appreciated by the market.

    Advice to Management

    Build more formal and rigorous senior decision making processes without slowing down progress.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Integrated Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Integrated Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and a very friendly and helpful environment.
    High level of communication and support from middle management
    I learned many things at Cengage and the Marketing team took me on as a full member and gave me meaningful work as well as work with other teams on projects.
    I was able to meet other marketing team members who came for quarterly reviews.
    Team outings
    No micromanagement
    Flexible hours, very understanding of the student life
    The company is having a more relaxed open work design which is beautiful and increases the feeling of belonging

    Cons

    The Chicago office is great and fun. However the times I sat in phone conferences and video with the CEO, I don't get a positive vibe from the top management at the headquarters at CT.

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