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Sage North America – Why Work For Us?

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Who we are:

We are a global provider of the technology, software, and services small and medium sized companies need to successfully run their business. Some of our core products include accounting, enterprise resource planning, payment processing, contact management, and human resources solutions—both on premises and through the cloud. We are passionate about helping our customers reach their full business potential.

Who we’re looking for:

We want people who are just as passionate about helping businesses run efficiently as we are. We want people who are agile and trustworthy, as well as individuals who strive for innovation and hold integrity and customer satisfaction in high regard.

Join us in helping thousands of small and medium-sized businesses gain more control, work smarter, and grow their company with confidence.

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We believe our employees are our most valuable asset—that’s why we’ve created a candidate experience that supports you.

Our process provides you the tools and information you need to understand what we’re about and gives you the opportunity to show us why you’re a great fit for Sage.

From research, to an easy application to our transparent process, and interviews full of valuable feedback—it’s all designed to support you.

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We try to delight employees

Sage takes a holistic approach towards employees and their families by offering benefits and programs that supports employee work-life balance—from physical to financial wellness. We provide perks based on your location, too, like access to food marts, opportunities for a massage in the office, and discount entertainment. We even sponsor events for your whole family.

Paid time off and giving back

We offer 10 paid holidays and sponsor eight hours for you to donate as a "charity day," where you can contribute time to your favorite 501c(3). New employees accrue three weeks of vacation.

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you, spouses or domestic partners, and dependents
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Flex-spending
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs, including work-life balance and fitness opportunities

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Sage North America President & CEO Pascal Houillon
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    Good company strangled by poor business acumen

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    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in Reading, England

    I worked at Sage North America

    Pros

    There are some great people here, the brand is well known and the company has really good intentions on the social front and environmental awareness. Because it has several thousand employees, there is plenty of scope for making friends, and the company offices in Newcastle are simply gorgeous, a lovely place to work. The restaurants are lively and offer decent food, and the Christmas parties are always superb!

    Cons

    Sadly the business is being slowly strangled as the company has become more and more fossilised. The very top level of executives seem to stay year after year despite disappointing results, and middle management are continually being shuffled around/fired so there is very little stability. In the 3 years I worked there, I reported to 6 different managers. Time and again there was talk of 'a new era' which never came - and Sage software resellers' opinions were continually ignored. The launch of the Sage 1000 product, which should have been stellar, fell flat due to a poorly-thought-out pricing model which looked great to customers but horrendous for resellers - so they didn't recommend it. At one point, an absolute fortune was spent on a massive 'brainstorming' excercise of about 200 Sage staff - and a steering committee was appointed to push through the best ideas in the following months. Not a single recommendation was ever acted upon, and management made it clear the whole thing had become an inconvenience to them. As a result, the software is aging rapidly and the company really has nowhere to go - they have quite rightly stolen the small business market with the Instant/Line 50 range, but those customers are badly hit by the recession, and Sage never did commit to the enterprise-level market. The Enterprise division was chronically understaffed, with a lack of direction in development, little or no migration paths, and kludged together efforts. Talented people began to leave for Microsoft, and Oracle, and SAP, and so on. No effort was made to retain them, and they weren't replaced. An absolute tragedy for a company which could easily have threatened Oracle or SAP's smaller enterprise market and been a massive expansion opportunity. I'm sure Sage will meander along for some time to come, but seems highly likely to become a takeover target by a bigger, hungrier company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Enterprise market could be won, but will take a serious financial commitment to do properly. It's time to begin building products in-house rather than acquisitions. Sage could easily become great again - it's just time to adapt, and listen, and truly act, on advice from the channel, and from employees at all levels.

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Sage North America Interviews

Updated 12 Dec 2014
Updated 12 Dec 2014

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sage North America in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter contacted me via LinkedIn about a position at Sage NA with a detailed description. After communicating back my interest in the position we spoke briefly on the telephone and went over my goals and I told him about some of the projects that I have been working on. He then contacted a Sr. Talent Acquisitions member who later contacted me via telephone to discuss the projects that I have worked on in slightly more detail. He seemed to have some technical training and asked some minor technical questions regarding the projects. Shortly after, I received a c# questionnaire that was nearly identical to some college level intro level programming course assignments. Within 3 days I was asked to do an in person interview with the team manager, dev ops manager, and two Sr. level Software Engineers. First I met with the software engineers. First, they reviewed a couple of things on my assessment to see if I recognized any things I could have done differently. Then they asked me a high level implementation question and had me white board a solution. There was a lot of low key discussion. They were mainly looking for problem solving skills and how I would go about implementing a resolution to a random problem. They never made me feel uncomfortable. It was very collaborative. I could ask questions, they would ask questions and they assessed how I went about it.
    Then I met with the DevOps manager and Team Manager who reviewed my interests, skills, goals, projects, and experience in agile processes. The interview ended with a tour of the facility.

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    • The high level implementation question and had me white board a solution.   Answer Question
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    I was provided an offer that in the end worked out to what I was asking for with the yearly bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Sage North America Awards and Accolades

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Candidate Experience Award, Talent Board, 2012
The Candidate Experience, The Talent Board, 2014
The 100 Best Green Companies, OregonBusiness, 2009
100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (Large), OregonBusiness, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.na.sage.com
Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1981
Type Company - Public
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year

Sage is a world-leading supplier of accounting and business management software to start-up, small, and midsized businesses. Our purpose is to help our customers run their businesses more effectively—helping them gain greater insight into their business activities and providing them with lasting benefits by automating their business processes. Our applications cover a wide... More

Mission: Our vision is to be recognized as the most valuable supporter of small and medium sized companies by creating greater freedom for them to succeed.

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