Update by user Jun 18, 2013
And to those at HR at Cengage, remarking this is B.S. it's a little hard to cover up the truth. Monsanto of the Publishing World.
Original review posted by user Mar 22, 2013
This is absolutely THE WORST COMPANY on the planet to work for.They will literally lie to your face, work you 16 hours a day, and then lie about everything, your performance bonus, your future, everything.
Especially so called-user experience Christine Freeman, who sexually harassed a young male employee, then when HR was told, decided to trump up anything to have me removed when I reported it. She personally broke me in half, physically and mentally for revenge. HR could care less. Her boss actually smirked at me when I went to Boston, because he realized with My Master's Degree and age over 20 I wasn't going to put up with their disorganized piece of *** organization.
Marketing Kelly O'Connor the so-called stakeholder would hold up production changes on the Website for months at a time, for example couldn't make up her mind ON VIRTUALLY ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. At the same time we were on Agile schedule, pumping 3-4 major projects at a time, with little or no direction, instruction, and a manager who couldn't figure out how to do anything except insult the *** out of you on Skype with back-handed criticism. She was the most passive agressive *** I have ever had to endure. What a total piece of *** company to work for from top to bottom.
All chaos, no one knows who the *** is their boss, pure chaos, the programming on the Website is archaic *** that should of been blown up a long time ago - if they weren't so *** ignorant that they can't see the forest because of trees. They originally wanted to hire me as a contractor, then switched to salary because they figured they could work me until I dropped for half the money. Yes, and I did drop. After less than a year I had to go on disability and could only stay awake 1 hour at a time.
I am serious people have had seizures, go up to 16 hours a day with unrealistic deadlines, food, rest, or anything else, blindly following total *** requirements documents written by Marcy Blockhead, that were written so terribly and in such formal legalize it would of taken 12 translators to figure out what the *** they wanted. Oh and that *** hat's name was Tony who licked her butt till she believed he knew what he was doing. He wrote and wrote, because he got paid hourly. *** he could turn a 2 minute project into building the Noah's Arc because that's how he got paid.
Dave Mason, same *** hat level. He knows the entire Cengage Website is a pile of cards, written in Java, totally disengaged, spaghetti code - and they all don't give a rats *** because they can just get another contractor to suck up such a great opportunity.
I'd seriously rather die then ever tell someone to work for these schmucks.
Review about: Cengage Learning Website.
Monetary Loss: $60000.