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Updated Jul 26, 2021

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4.0
88%
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98%
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Michael Hansen
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great management great culture great people(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great people, super cooperative spirit, decent benefits, good work/life balance (though that can vary depending on department)(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some micromanagement by middle management(in 9 reviews)

  • "Executive/senior management is mediocre to poor(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Staff for various nursing homes

      Jul 26, 2021 - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Same day pay even on holidays

      Cons

      They don’t have employees back

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Making a difference

      Jul 24, 2021 - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Respected brand and product lines. Inclusive culture. Good work/life balance. Colleagues are caring and committed.

      Cons

      There is so much opportunity between content and technology and sometimes it’s a struggle to support all of them.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Sales rep

      May 14, 2021 - Sales Representative in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great company with good values and they really care about their employees.

      Cons

      Can be a little unorganized

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Mar 8, 2021 - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      salary is very good here

      Cons

      takes a while to get money

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, not a lot of room to grow.

      Jan 29, 2021 - Field Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are absolutely amazing!

      Cons

      No room for growth or to move up within company.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company overall but heavy workload

      Mar 8, 2021 - Title 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaborative culture contributing to world of Education, and Executive commitment to equity, inclusion, employee safety

      Cons

      Workload intense, disjointed back-office systems

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Caring, supportive work environment

      Dec 3, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leadership tries to do the right thing and is open to feedback about what can be done better

      Cons

      The industry as a whole is tricky right now

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 14, 2020 - Sales Consultant in Farmington Hills, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great management great culture great people

      Cons

      Average problems of a large company

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Awesome Place

      Dec 11, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a great organization.

      Cons

      No cons about this organization.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Gale, the Heart of Cengage

      Sep 27, 2019 - Technical Writer in Mason, OH
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Kind, smart, and effective teams (with very limited exceptions) working together to empower libraries. This mission is meaningful and provides exceptional opportunities for creative approaches and the application of critical thinking. The mission and intricacies of the work (done well) also mean that every one of us and every role we play is important to our organizational effectiveness. It's a joy to work with the people at Gale to empower learning, research, opportunities, and joyous discovery by partnering with libraries.

      Cons

      Sometimes, and for sustained periods of time, there is no life/work balance. This comes as part and parcel of caring about each other, our customers, and the way our work makes a difference to many people. The company doesn't invest in staffing levels, research, development and other key areas like they might. (No surprise for anyone who has worked in an organization held by an investment firm.) Our salaries/wages are also off b/c they are tied to regional averages. In an evolving gig economy and when virtual employment opportunities are rich, I hope the company will shift their thinking so we can hold on to more talented and experienced people.

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