Thread regarding Cengage layoffs

How do we compare against competitors?

It made me laugh when I saw that someone wrote that Cengage is the same as all other publishing companies. Really? The situation is quite difficult in this industry, but it seems to me that this company has become much worse than the competitors from which it used to be much better. Someone correct me if I’m wrong?

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I’ve worked for all three and hands down McGraw is the winner in terms of products, management, customer satisfaction, internal systems and culture. That is why they keep beating us and winning marketshare.

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Post ID: @ymot+19Thipxn

I only worked at Cengage, but all 3 companies have a revolving door in regards to employment – especially among management. KS recruited Pearson's entire sales and marketing management team to Cengage after Michael took over. Probably why you see the same tired ideas pop up from all 3 companies. Even in the middle and lower ranks people bounced between Cengage and Pearson all the time. I didn't get the impression that one company was better to work at than the other. Just depended on what state each company was in at the time and where the opportunities were. People usually left one for a promotion at the other.

Also, IPS is a genius.

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Post ID: @1nsn+19Thipxn

Cengage has no true competition. The companies the luddites offer compare us to haven’t even come up with a plan to enter the EdTech space. Cengage didn’t only invent this industry it continues to lead without a competitor in sight.

Look at the market share CU has. Every quarter we are seeing Unlimited gain more and more. It is truly an unmitigated success.

Publishing is as dead as Blockbuster video. Cengage is like Netflix for textbooks.

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Post ID: @1dzm+19Thipxn

You're wrong imo. I've worked at HMH, Pearson, and several smaller publishing companies in Boston and still keep in touch w many of my former colleagues. They each have moments in times where they're the worst. Overall, I'd say Pearson is/was the most f'ed up.

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