Cengage
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The company's mission of providing resources to educate and provide resources to support learners, researchers, & business leaders is admirable. The company provides resources for all learners from Pre-K to post secondary education.
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Flexible schedule, benefit package and liberal vacation days.
Cons
Leadership that do not support the company, but their personal goals and promoting their friends and people they like.
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No purpose, no plan. Very poor management with no respect to the employees. Feels like no one knows what they’re doing. Very Unprofessional management
Pros
Nice colleagues
Cons
Poor benefits
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This is not a good time to be working in higher ed publishing. All of the companies are in seemingly irreversible revenue decline because the industry is being disrupted by smaller players as students and professors are moving away from the big publishers for their classroom content. Cengage has tried to reverse declines by going digital and now discounting their product heavily in a subscription package. Nothing seems to stem the tide and you feel it as an employee working here. Job and wage cuts are a normal part of life as are row after row of empty cubicles. This must be what working at a company like Kodak was before they went bankrupt (which has happened once at Cengage). Its just completely demoralizing and seems like our days are numbered. We are the dinosaurs waiting to go extinct.
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Good parking
Cons
Low wages, salary cuts, job cuts, clueless management, demoralizing work atmosphere
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Out of cash, constant layoffs, add more work to left over employees, cliques, top heavy. Owned by private equity, likely to declare bankruptcy AGAIN.
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This is a conglomeration of publishing companies... and publishing is going the way of the dinosaur. As they try to rebrand themselves digitally, there is a lot of confusion and push back. There is still a strong element of a "good old boy network."
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The work/life balance is generally pretty good and there there is flexibility for working from home, depending on the team you are on. Work can be interesting and there is good camaraderie in many teams. It is fairly diverse and inclusive. However, it is made stressful by a fairly high turnover rate (especially in the past year or two) and restructuring that seems to happen every few months. It is also hard to get a promotion or increase in salary and opportunities for career growth are not clear.
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Friendly employees, transparent, great position. I miss the D.c. office, we were told by corporate it was closing so we were all laid off. Everyone got along well
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Es un lugar que brinda excelentes oportunidades para el desarrollo como profesional independiente
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Leadership starting at the CEO is focused on building a culture of mutual respect. Hours are fairly flexible to challenging goals to hit. Some of the systems are a bit antiquated, but in all a very good company to work for.
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Most of the employees here at Cengage simply are out for themselves and not team players. Management chooses favorites and disregards everyone else. You get three breaks however throughout the day which is very nice. It is not hard labor by any means so $12.00 an hour is perfectly reasonable but good luck making more than that because raises here are usually 10 cents. There are better jobs out there but if you need something fast Im sure they'll hire you.
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Working with Cengage allows me the flexibility to teach and help students interested in learning about the craft of writing more believable love stories. It's been a great experience working with this company.
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Good place to work. Great benefits. Family oriented. Flexible.

Great work-life balance. Great support from managers. CEO is open, honest, easy to talk to.
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As with other publishing companies, Cengage struggled to transition its business over to the digital landscape. Management did their best to assist their teams in completing large projects in unrealistic timeframes, but the environment was stressful and you often took work home. It was understood by product managers that errors would get pushed through, but they could return later to update the content - as long as they had something to offer the customer.
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Last manager was good.Direction of the company is not as transparent as they claim. Lots of turn over.....those connected tend to keep their jobs and have more job security.
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Workplace culture is fine but salaries are low and very little direction is given to new employees. PTO and salaries are also below industry standards.
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none
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Pto, salary
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I was at Cengage for over 15 years and it is a great company to work for and great people, like all companies in the industry going through rapid change, with lots of shifts in roles and positions.
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The company culture is excellent. I do feel that the company puts too much on their employees at times. Prepare for a lot of work!

Pros:

1. Excellent Benefits

2. Great working environment

3. Ability to work from home when needed

4. Engagement committee works hard to ensure employee happiness


Cons

1. Not the best communication from leaders

2. Not clearly defined job roles in certain positions

3. Difficult to move up especially from the PA role
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Very hostile work environment.
People were in retention then wth using connection became Director all of sudden!

No job security no job stability.

over all it was my nightmare job and I am so happy I left there.
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Job didn't pay much. Company did treat employees good. A good place if your starting a job out of high school and learning what its like to be an adult in the workforce.
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Worked on a specific editing project. The supervisor was very supportive and helpful. The deadlines were set in place, but there was multiple check points along the way to make sure that I received the help I needed to complete the project. I could also e-mail or call the supervisor any time if I needed advice or assistance. The hardest part of the job was leaving when the contract ended, but it was a very enjoyable experience to be a part of a temporary editing team.
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Horrible company to work for! Was a nice company to work for at one time. Constant layoffs and job eliminations!! CEO need to watch over managers. Many managers should be let go, FIRED! They abuse Cengage budgets for their own expenses, and entertainment especially the Facilities Managers! Heard the stories from a bragging manager.
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