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Cengage Overview

Boston, MA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Publishing
€1 to €2 billion (EUR) per year
Pearson, McGraw-Hill, EBSCO Industries
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer ... Read more

Cengage Reviews

  • "Wonderful mission, struggling to be a software company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cengage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees at Cengage (from the top down) truly care about the customer - students and teachers. The culture is one of transparency, honesty, and purpose. The purpose/mission being - lower the cost of education.

    Cons

    The mission of the company is admirable, but they are struggling in their transition from a publisher of content to a software company. Be careful getting caught in the ups/downs of this transition.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people market value. They believe in the mission. Don't take advantage of their kindness. As you transition to a software company, pick leaders who care about the employees, as much as the customer. Leaders focused on making a name for themselves will destroy the company from the inside out.

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Cengage Photos

Cengage photo of: Sunshine, good food, and beautiful views during our 2019 company outing on Boston's Harborwalk!
Cengage photo of: Sunshine, good food, and beautiful views during our 2019 company outing on Boston's Harborwalk!
Cengage photo of: Cengage CEO Michael Hansen addresses employees in the new Cengage headquarters at Pier 4 in Boston
Cengage photo of: An open staircase and plenty of comfortable gathering and meeting spaces can be found throughout our new Boston headquarters.
Cengage photo of: When the weather is right, the incredible rooftop deck comes alive at our headquarters in the heart of Boston's Pier 4!
Cengage photo of: Company culture and values run deep at Cengage, and reminders can be found throughout our Boston HQ.
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Cengage Interviews

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    Contract Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woburn, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Did a 5-10 minute phone interview with their head of recruiting. He started of the conversation by telling me he let go of their recruiter and was looking for her replacement. What a way to make someone feel very thrilled won’t you say? The guy was a complete jerk over the phone . Made me feel very uncomfortable by asking me questions as if I was in a prison cell. Avoid interviewing with this company if possible. Their recruiting staff needs more professionalism skills along with some courtesy to folks on the phone.

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Cengage Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2019
  • Top CEOs 2018 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor, 2018
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