Our Cengage Culture

glassdoor 2019 Best Places to Work, employee's choice          TWP_Cincinnati_2019                glassdoor Top CEOs 2018, employee's choice

We are honored and humbled to be recognized by our employees for creating an environment
that reflects and reinforces the tenets of our Credo.

We believe in the power and joy of learning.

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We enrich the relationship between educators and students by advancing the way students learn. This is the reason for our existence. Our impact is measurable and repeatable.

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Our culture values engagement, empowerment and discovery. We are accountable to and for each other.

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We touch the lives of millions of people globally every day—one student at a time.

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Our Ethos

Put Learning First

We accelerate new ways of lifelong learning for everyone, including ourselves, with a relentless focus on our customers.

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Embrace the Unknown

We question the status quo and take calculated risks to transform how the world learns. We are resilient and audacious.

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Set the Bar Higher

We challenge others, and we challenge ourselves even more. We are always improving and never satisfied. We are unstoppable.

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Do More Together

We are powered by people with diverse thoughts and backgrounds. We collaborate to create a whole that is stronger than the individual parts.

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Be Candid

We take ownership of everything we do and treat each other with mutual respect. We are transparent because we see problems as opportunities to improve.

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What’s It Like to Work at Cengage?


Matt sees the potential in students and works every day to accelerate their confidence and progress.

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Nicole, a Cengage Content Engineer, goes through her day setting audacious goals for the future of education.

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Hear what current employees—including CEO Michael Hansen—enjoy most about their Cengage careers.

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Cengage—Committed to Diversity

We expect every employee to feel welcomed and valued regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason.

As you may have guessed, we foster an inclusive workplace, and those values don’t stop when we walk out of the office. Our culture of inclusion extends to our business partners, customers and communities.

View our EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen.

Committed to Our Communities

At Cengage we touch millions of lives every day. But the classroom isn’t the only place where we’re making an impact.

Investing in the communities where we live and work is an important part of who we are. It could be a Back to School event, the Relay for Life, or a flash mob to promote reading – we look for opportunities to improve our communities.

To make giving back even more meaningful:

  • We give each employee one paid day off per calendar year for community volunteer work.
  • Our campuses hold onsite events to raise funds and awareness for causes that are important to them locally.
  • We match contributions to employee-nominated nonprofits or educational institutions.
Group photo of Boston office volunteers at Cradles to Crayons event

Cengage in the Community

Volunteers from our Boston office worked to assemble care packages for underprivileged children at Cradles to Crayons.

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Career Development: Put Learning First

Our expanding Learning and Development program lets you take advantage of online and in-person programs to build new skills and advance your career.

Through in-house training and classes, our employees learn about the business of changing education, grow within our framework as we enrich the relationships between educators and students, and eventually lead the charge.

Popular courses include:

  • Credo: Sharing Our Values and Principles with Each Other
  • Coaching Learning Paths
  • Purposeful Conversations & Feedback Workshop
  • Building Your Financial Acumen
  • Change Management Learning Paths
  • New Manager Experience

We also offer tuition reimbursement, so you can build formal continuing education into your professional development plan.

Benefits We Offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Individual and family AD&D
  • Legal expense insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid vacations, holidays and sick days
  • Tuition assistance
  • Classroom-based and online training resources

Frequently Asked Questions

As an edtech company, we strive to improve learning and put students at the center of everything we do. Our employees are passionate, mission-driven and care about the success of students, instructors, librarians and the institutions that support them. What we do matters! We offer challenging careers in an exciting, rapidly changing industry, competitive compensation and benefits, a strong technology focus, and a great team of co-workers and customers. We know that you could probably get a job at a lot of different places – but here, you can have a genuine impact on education, one student at a time.

We are truly global! Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Check out our global locations

As an edtech company, we strive to transform learning. For our employees, that means challenging careers, competitive benefits, a strong technology focus, and a great team of co-workers and customers.

Yes ― lots of them. Employees working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for benefits for themselves and their eligible dependents, including spouse/domestic partner and children. Refer to the Benefits section for details.

We work hard! We encourage open conversations between employees and managers about what work-life balance means in your life and what the team can offer. Flexible work schedules are available for most roles. We offer paid time off, wellness programs, and a concierge-style employee assistance program that goes way beyond traditional support ― it can help you research everything from childcare to dog-walking services and more. Plus, we encourage employee involvement and volunteerism in our communities, including one fully paid Volunteer Day per year.

Yes! Cengage provides a paid day off per year for volunteerism, plus we have a Matching Gifts program that provides U.S. employees with a dollar-for-dollar contribution match to nonprofit groups or educational institutions of their choice. We encourage charitable activities and environmentally friendly initiatives at our sites, and many of our locations have standing employee committees to help drive these initiatives.

Lifelong learning is our mission and focus ― not just for our customers, but also for our employees. You'll be eligible for tuition reimbursement for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies to aid self-development and foster our company’s future leaders. You will also find online resources for e-learning and blended learning, on-site and instructor-led programs, and ongoing performance appraisal that includes manager feedback and development goals. Also available are opportunities to participate in job shadowing and mentoring.

If you believe in the power and joy of learning like we do, there are a range of jobs for both experienced professionals and recent college graduates. Globally we offer opportunities in technology, editorial, marketing, sales, finance, production, operations, administration and human resources. Explore our current job opportunities.

Constantly ― we love our interns! Many offices offer paid or for-credit opportunities. Internships are typically 20 hours a week, but schedules vary based on our needs and your class schedule. College students, recent graduates, or graduate-level applicants are welcome.

Go to the Search Jobs dropdown on this Careers page. You can refine your search by location, job function, position type and/or keywords to find the ideal opportunity. Applying online is easy ― complete the application and upload your resume and cover letter. You can also stay up to date on our latest openings by subscribing to job alerts through LinkedIn, Glassdoor, or Twitter.

Yes. Our recruiters work together to ensure that candidates under consideration for multiple jobs within the company are guided toward the best one available for their skill set. That said, give careful consideration to how your background fits the job requirements. We want to find the right fit for our needs, and we want you to find the right fit for your interests and skills.

Select Employee Referral in the How did you hear about us? field on your application, then enter the name of the employee that referred you in the Please specify (if applicable) field. We offer a referral bonus for current employees, so please help them get that bonus if you are hired!

You will receive an on-screen message and e-mail confirmation of your successful submission.

Sign in to update information in your profile, provide an updated resume, and/or revise your cover letter.

Although your information is accessible by all of our recruiters, if there is a specific job that you feel qualified for and that interests you, please apply to that job.

After you apply for a position, your qualifications will be considered against the criteria for that role. Our positions remain posted until they are filled, and you can check your application status at any time. Please note that we contact only those candidates whom we plan to interview. If you receive a call, expect two or more rounds of interviews, the first via phone. Some positions may have additional requirements, such as a review of prior work samples or skills-based assignments. If relevant, this step is addressed during the interview.

Browse the products on our website, review the job description, and give careful consideration to your background and how it applies to the role we're seeking to fill. If you're selected for an in-person interview, this may include several team members in addition to the hiring manager, so please plan adequate time for your visit. It's also a good idea to think of a few questions to ask us at the end of the interview.