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  • "In some cases, they even created "new positions" for people who were personal friends with upper management(in 73 reviews)

  • "Years after emerging from bankruptcy the talk is still about starting over(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant and employee friendly culture, visionary leadership

    Cons

    Here performance matters and thats also a positive

    Cengage2018-12-14
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Below avg. company"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New Delhi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice Salary and nothing else.

    Cons

    People with 3-4 years of experience in publishing becomes AGM. A production editor becomes Publishing Manager and doing Acquisitions. Favoritism and bootlicking are prevalent here. People with no market knowledge are made managers in the editorial department. No proper emphasis on the development of the book. Just publishing a high number of titles is the goal. Worst company to work for in terms of learning.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. This is for the India management.

    Cengage2017-07-12
  3. "Sales executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Grass root management and titles are more from foreigner

    Cengage2016-07-27
  4. "Learned a lot, freedom to work, team work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Promotion Executive in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, Supportive Managers and staff

    Cons

    less chances to get a growth.

    Advice to Management

    Give a fair chance to everyone to get a growth in their respective field.

    Cengage2012-08-10
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good work with many challenges"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Challenging, innovative work; great products Great staff in the trenches

    Cons

    Quality of work is lost due to demanding deadlines and lack of resources Long-time staff constantly wondering if today is the day of the next layoff

    Advice to Management

    Promote all products and areas of the company

    Cengage2019-05-12
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Love the people at Cengage"

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    Current Employee - Senior Content Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The people. The continuous challenges. Opportunities.

    Cons

    The only constant is change. Which can be a good thing, but there's been change bordering on turmoil and upheaval in the past 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    While employees understand the need for change and improvement, constant RIFs and layoffs, as well as the closing of a large office (San Francisco) make employees feel that Cengage is an unstable environment. As a result, a lot of good and talented people leave to try to "beat the next big layoff." Some terrific talent has been lost. Isn't there a better way to try to realign the good people, move them into other necessary...

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    Cengage2019-04-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone is friendly. Great culture.

    Cons

    Might lose my job due to merger in 2020

    Cengage2019-05-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoy every day"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist in Independence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Pros are pay, community, recognition, location.

    Cons

    Office space is the only con

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Cengage2019-05-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Constant growth, people is in constant challenge.

    Cons

    Unexpected changes, that creates confusion

    Advice to Management

    They are doing fine

    Cengage2019-05-02
  10. "A really great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great mission and the great people!

    Cons

    It could be under pros, depending on your character, but it is a very complex world!

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about people in addition to delivery.

    Cengage2019-05-03
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