Cengage Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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3.9
77%
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Cengage CEO Michael Hansen
Michael Hansen
804 Ratings
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  1. "Great company with high ethics and excellent product"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ANZ Sales Manager - Vocational & Professional in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, supportive environment with good communication channels and highly qualified and motivated SMEs always happy to assist sales. Great, inclusive travel perks and a good bonus scheme for sales people. Excellent technical support available for the many systems on which reps need to be proficient. Vice President, Higher Education leads team in a personal, kind and inspiring manner - deep understanding of business and of people.

    Cons

    Base salary a bit lower than it should be and bonus scheme is stagnate in comparison to ever increasing budgets - there should be more correlation here. That said - if targets are achieved OTE is pretty good!

  2. "Pretty good"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, Well-located office, Some fun travel

    Cons

    No family flexibility, Old-fashioned, Poky team space


  3. "OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, ok location, nice gym, discounts on books

    Cons

    Lots of politics, slow moving

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Poor culture, bullying, sinking ship"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in South Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some nice people, work/life balance is good

    Cons

    Aspects of a bullying culture that were met with denial when called out. People promoted to management with no training or consideration of their people skills, resulting in communication that was patronising and belittling. Everything is done by commitee, no responsibility or chance to develop given. A lot of people bitterly clinging on to their jobs on the Titanic.

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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Good work, terrible pay and management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    Passionate and friendly people. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Management taking advantage of employees. No pay rises and lack of opportunity.

  6. "Review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    - Flexibility - Collaboration with different departments - Support from management

    Cons

    No major cons to mention

  7. Helpful (2)

    "leaky boat"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good rural atmosphere, run by simple country folk

    Cons

    hard to get change or improvement

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, too management heavy"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cengage full-time

    Pros

    People I work with Great working environment

    Cons

    Too many managers in one department Slow to change & move with the times Some managers play favourites with staff

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Cengage Learning Australia"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    non-aggressive work culture Pleasant team environments Reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay No employee benefits such a paid parental leave No training or clear career pathways They pay lip service to culture and values only

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  10. Helpful (17)

    "Gloomy and jaded"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cengage

    Pros

    Ok work/life balance Some great people

    Cons

    Morale is low General apathy No dialogue Some employees are clearly favourites High turnover of staff

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