Cengage Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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4.1
79%
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91%
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Cengage CEO Michael Hansen
Michael Hansen
844 Ratings
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  • "Cengage Unlimited isn't holding up to the pedestal it was put on by upper management(in 73 reviews)

  • "To many reorgs when company numbers aren't met(in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, CEO is very smart and plugged into the issues of the company and the landscape. HR is generous and helpful. Training is available and supported. I love the employee-driven culture. Very smart people work here--the environment is goal driven but respectful. The work/life balance is good. We are working hard on inclusivity/diversity.

    Cons

    Due to the naturally cyclical nature of the work, the workload can be hard to manage at times--but management is supportive of taking time to recharge.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company review for Glassdoor website"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cengage part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and approachable colleagues in workplace

    Cons

    There is no cons written.


  3. "Not suitable for you if you do not like changes"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like challenges then you should apply

    Cons

    Rapid changes to work processes, fast paced and tight deadlines for some departments. Lack of work life balance

  4. "Had a fantastic team - can't praise the whole organization as highly."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People who really care about quality of product and service, not just KPIs and metrics. Some willingness to consider and implement innovation.

    Cons

    Upper management who only care about KPIs and metrics. Horrific work/life balance (in Singapore office).

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not for the ambitious"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage

    Pros

    Good and regular hours, pleasant people, generally relaxed pace, opportunity to travel, 'safe' job which has lower rate of retrenchment as compared to other industries

    Cons

    Low pay, low or non-existent bonus, poor bonus and promotions structure which doesn't provide incentives to lower-ranking employees, conservative policies especially when it comes to technology

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  6. "Rewarding"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Singapore
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage

    Pros

    No nonsense, focused, flexible, efficient.

    Cons

    Too sale oriented; less time on product development

  7. "Awesome company to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open Culture, Excellent People Management Policies

    Cons

    Not IT Savy mindset towards systems

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work on weekends

  9. "Amazing culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, managers always push you to be your best and seek out any opportunity, room for growth laterally and up the chain

    Cons

    Nothing this is an awesome place

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "They have not made money in 6 years - after they went went bankrupt"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    The Executive Team are either incompetent or crooks - sometimes both

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