Pros: great benefits, nice location, growing and profitable
Cons: people are given to much work, nepotism, risk-adverse leadership, lack people management skills on management team
The compensation and benefits are really good. The company is profiting and trying to keep up with the bigger players and the drastic changes in the publishing industry. This scrambling to keep up and growth, has left Sage with a serious pace issue in recent years-people at all levels are overworked and are too scared to complain. An internal climate survey was conducted by C-level management that showed pace was a key issue, but nothing has been done to help the situation. Many employees have gone on "medical leave" related to stress and pressure. HR tries their best, but they are really slow handling matters and always side with the managers. The senior management team needs to take more risks. They wait to see what happens and then make decisions, instead of thinking 5-10 years ahead. Thus, the constant scrambling to keep up. They also promote people to the senior management team that are brainy, but not good people managers. The senior team is becoming more of a boys club than it used to be. Several of them have had serious complaints lodged against them in the past and were warned, and still made it to Director and VP levels. People are shocked when this happens, but it continues to happen. On top of this, there is a lot of nepotism. The president's family members are in director-level positions. Several high level managers (in different departments) are married to each other, too.