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Sage Overview

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
10000+ employees
1981
Company - Public (SGE.L)
Computer Hardware & Software
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
Our purpose is to transform the way people think and work so their organisations can thrive.

Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the ... Read more

Mission: To become a great SaaS company by focusing on our Customer Success, our Colleagues and Innovation. For our customers, we will solve their problems and we will be always available. For our colleagues we will focus on collaborating and innovating. If you are succeeding then we are ... Read more

Company Updates

  • In July we launched our first internal Diversity & Inclusion Awards and we have been amazed by the number of nominations – we had 964 nominations.

    Congratulations to everyone who was nominated! The awards recognise colleagues who have made a difference - D&I ambassadors.

    We have announced the top five shortlisted nominees for each category. Good luck everyone! Winners will be announced soon.

  • Delighted and proud that Sage colleagues are among those recognised in the Financial Times’ annual HERoes lists, which were published online yesterday (Thursday 20 September).

    The lists ranks the female and male executives who have made a substantial difference to women’s careers and it celebrates company leaders who support women in business. All those placed in the lists were identified as champions of women. After being nominated by peers and colleagues, nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges.

    Sage is celebrating the placement of three colleagues in the lists under multiple categories:
    • Top 100 Female Champions – Kerry Sinclair, VP of IT Enterprise Application Delivery
    • Top 50 Male Champions – Seamus Smith, EVP Payments & Banking
    • Top 50 Future Leaders – Helen Baker, Quality Assurance Director

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    HERoes: champions of women in business

    The HERoes lists celebrate company leaders who support women in business. The following individuals were identified as champions of women: all were nominated by peers and colleagues, and the nominations then reviewed by a panel of judges ( see end of article).

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Sage – Why Work For Us?


We energize the success of businesses and communities around the world through the imagination of our people and smart technology. 

Our Story

Like the business builders we serve, Sage began as a modest British startup with a big ambition. 

Our founder David Goldman wanted to automate accounting processes in his own business. Working with a team of Newcastle University students, he developed software to make it happen – and realised other businesses could benefit from this too. In 1981, our founder David Goldman faced a problem. He wanted to create quotes quickly for his print business and keep track of his accounts. So David worked with a team from Newcastle including Dr. Paul Muller, a computer expert who worked with NASA, and student Graham Wylie. Some eight years later, Sage was listed on the London Stock Exchange with a £20m valuation.

By 2015, Sage had 13,000 employees across 23 countries and revenues of £1,436 million, and today we work with millions of business people in all types of industries around the world. Today, Sage has 13,000 employees and serves millions of customers in 23 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, Latin America, and North America.

 What we do

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.

Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. 

We help drive today’s business builders with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people. 

Our social and mobile technology provides live information so you can make fast, informed decisions anytime, anywhere in the world. We support our business builders for life by offering choice, support, expertise, and innovation. We champion your causes and provide world-leading advice and support when you need it most.

 

Our Values ensure we serve business builders the right way. 

Customers First

Business builders are at the heart of everything we do and we wouldn’t exist without them.

Velocity

Agile and action-oriented, we keep our finger on the pulse of business, continually evolving to deliver simple, innovative solutions.

Do The Right Thing

We act with integrity and trust each other to do the right thing.

Innovate

We look deeper and strive harder to deliver the innovative solutions our business builders need to succeed.

Make A Difference

We are committed to positive impact in the communities we work and live in.

Take a tour of our Newcastle campus and meet some of our colleagues

Take a look at our Newcastle North Park campus

Our colleagus in Winnersh raised money for a local homeless charity - and the is how they did it....racing in the Reading pancake race dressed in the theme of Robin Hood!  

Setting a new standard for corporate philanthropy around the world

About the Sage Foundation

Using our unique model, we’re committed to providing 2% of employee time, 2% of free cash flow and 2 donated licenses to support eligible registered charities, social enterprises and non-profit organisations. We focus on creating social and economic opportunity in the communities we operate within around the world.

Learn more about the Sage Foundation


Sage isn’t just our name. It’s our promise. Our wisdom, good judgement and expertise turn the dreams of business builders into reality. And people are at the heart of everything we do. People like you. We want the very best talent around. In return you’ll have a platform to test your abilities on a world stage. Build your future. Master your craft with cutting-edge training and the support of those around you. Evolve with us and show what you’re capable of. Support millions of business builders across 23 countries for a FTSE 100 business. We can’t promise an easy ride. But it’ll be a rewarding one. And leaving your comfort zone will help you grow in belief and as a person. So are you ready to leave your mark on the world? See your career take off. Be Sage, Build on.

We asked Sage colleagues "Why do you love Sage?" and to new starters, "Why did you join Sage?"  We then took all their responses and formed this word cloud.  This is what it's like to work here.

Our colleagues feel empowered.  They love the fact it's friendly here at Sage and our work has meaning.  We are inspired by our colleagues and leaders and we are creative.  It's fantastic we feel there's a great work-life balance and career progression is reality.


 

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    "IMO a good company with brilliant people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle, England
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    I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros are the people, they make it; my colleagues care about what they do, many of them are amazing at what they do and for the rest of us like me, its an organisation and culture that cares about helping us grow. I also really value the 5 days a year we get to do voluntary work for local charities and the really good training and accreditation provision; I feel invested in.

    Cons

    The cons are the size of the organisation. If you want to work somewhere where they have the capacity to do things to the best of industry standard you have to accept that it will be a big company like Sage. That said, all the folk I've worked with here are friendly and there's always someone who knows someone who you can talk to to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going in the current direction; it's improving all the time and it's got some great things ahead.

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Sage Photos

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Sage Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sage.

    Interview

    It was great, the manager was and recruitment was very helpful and knowledgeable.
    There was nothing out of the normal, Sage interview processes are generally longer because they tend to vet prospects and only want the best of the best.

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Sage Awards & Accolades

  • Most Engaging Benefits Proposition, UK Employee Benefits Awards, 2017
  • Best Employee Share/Equity Scheme, Best all-employee international share plan, 2017
  • Best Technology Company, National Centre for Diversity, 2018
  • Armed Forces Covenant, UK Ministry of Defence, 2018
  • Best AI-based solution for Financial Services, AI Breakthrough, 2018
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