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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


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2019 (#43)

Company Updates

  • Encouraging progress reflected in our Q3 financial results as Sage continues to focus on high-quality subscription and recurring revenue and continue to transition to becoming a great SaaS company.

    Trading update for the nine months ended 30 June 2019

    Group organic 1 total revenue increased by 5.3% to £476m in the third quarter and 5.9% to £1,417m in the first nine months of the year. Recurring revenue increased by 11.4% to £405m in the third quarter and 10.6% to £1,183m for the first nine months of the year.

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    Sage Awards

    Sage won 4 awards in 2019 and 1 award in 2018. In 2019, Sage won for Best Professional Development 2019, Best Leadership Teams 2019, Best CEOs for Diversity 2019 and Best CEOs for Women 2019. In 2018, Sage won for Best CEOs for Women.

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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.


 

Sage Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "We’ve got our mojo back!!!"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the last 10 months or so, we have refocused, realigned, got very clear on our purpose, been clear on the lenses we will make our choices on (customers, colleagues and innovation) and we’ve mobilised and changed the way we are thinking about what we do. In truth it’s been difficult but ten months in its fantastic to see the energy and passion it’s brought back into the fabric of who we are, what we do and why we do it. The energy is infectious and it’s even more exciting to think about what we can achieve together.

    Things that I love
    Sage foundation
    Inclusivity
    Training for managers
    Removing old 1970s style performance reviews and replacing with agile, development led iterations
    Realigned bonus
    Investment in things that matter and how i can see the link to the strategy
    Matched behaviours with our mission - it’s no longer corporate words on a slide deck - it’s tangible

    Cons

    Structurally we need to make sure we don’t over complicate and we MUST continue to simplify the experience we all have when at work. Legacy ways of working need reinvented to adjust to the new thinking.

    Things we need to change
    Complicated sign off processes
    More accountability deeper in regions
    Clearer frameworks for people to work in - guides not rules
    Stop and start projects more clearly - get really decisive on our priorities

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, Be bold and don’t be afraid or tentative about making the changes we need. There is a much deeper trust in the business today than you might imagine and people will appreciate the clarity.

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Sage Photos

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Sage Interviews

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sage (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Face to face interview with Sales Manager and Senior Account Manager. Asking questions about my previous work history and competency based questions to find out more about how I would handle working at Sage.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you've been tasked with a difficult conversation to a customer?   1 Answer
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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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