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"What are we really trying to do here, people?"

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Current Employee - Product Management in Farmington Hills, MI
Current Employee - Product Management in Farmington Hills, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Gale full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with here at Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Most are friendly and helpful. Management is very approachable and will make time to actually sit and talk with you.
Technology development has transitioned to Agile, which has helped in getting new projects up and running.

Cons

The technology development group seems locked in on using, and re-using, older technology. Instead of fixing bad code, they are content to buy more, bigger, faster hardware in the hopes of keeping performance at the user end acceptable.
Pay is a little on the low side and annual raises are 2% and less.

Advice to Management

We have some fantastic current products and some even better ones being developed. Don't screw it up!
Get rid of all of the Java development and use a real programming language!

Other Employee Reviews for Gale

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Crazy. More concerned with appearance than quality."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, human resources and employees.

    Cons

    Management is not in touch with the product or technology.

    Advice to Management

    Get real.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "At one time, the best...now not so sure."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Farmington Hills, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very respected in the library and school communities.
    Products are excellent.
    A good place to start in this industry, but don;t expect to stay.

    Cons

    If you are female or a minority, do not expect to move up in the company. This is a failing they have always had, probably due to the "good ole boys" mentality that sales management has had for years.
    Pay is crap, and longevity means nothing, as they would rather "lay-off" seasoned sales people
     and hire newbies and pay them less.
    Operates in crises mode, and changing everything around every year does not make customers or employees feel good about things.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your best assets are your employees.

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