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SAGE Publishing Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2019

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Blaise R. Simqu
86 Ratings
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  • "There’s a massive disconnect between upper management and middle management, general speaking communication is an issue due to cliques(in 13 reviews)

  • "Sometimes the work load makes work-life balance a challenge(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful publisher"

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    Current Employee - Production Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great flexible working policy, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Progression sometimes unclear, but I would say their treatment of staff makes this worth it even when compared to other publishers

    SAGE Publishing2019-04-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people, slow career progression, poor salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - People are friendly. - Work is interesting

    Cons

    - Career progression is not fast - Stuck in the past - Going agile loses team spirit - Not market rate of pay

    SAGE Publishing2019-05-26
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Company in difficult period of transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working Less "corporate" than other companies (though this is changing fast) No dress code

    Cons

    Work is unrewarding Profit margins are good but little investment in core business Salaries well below market rate Expenses very stringent - if you are travelling for work it's economy all the way Messaging around Health & Wellbeing inconsistent - morale is very low in parts of the business due to resourcing/ hiring freeze. You're expected to do more with less but no direction given as to how to achieve this.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better environment for staff or retention will become a significant issue. The journals portfolio is the core of the business but is being actively neglected by leadership.

    SAGE Publishing2019-05-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasant Company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice colleagues lots of training lovely environment

    Cons

    low salary and career progression not very likely

    SAGE Publishing2019-01-07
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Living in the past"

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    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues within team were easy to get on with and helpful when it came to training you up on systems. Salary was also slightly higher than what larger competitors offer.

    Cons

    -Role was dull with very little room for career progression. Management do not care about helping staff grow or encourage them to take on further responsibilities. Weekly meetings with managers end up being hour long chats about everything else but work, as roles become so repetitive and tedious that there is nothing new to discuss. -Will constantly say that they are open to trying new ideas but change absolutely nothing...

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    Advice to Management

    -Open access is a fast growing market and eventually researchers are going to grow less naive about which journals are worthy investments. It is not enough to just put the articles you publish on your website, you need to be doing more to give each journal its own unique brand identity and NOT just recycle the same "benefits of publishing OA" across every journal website. -You are also doing your current authors a major...

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    SAGE Publishing2019-01-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Superb company with strong ethical commitment to their staff and the academic community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Publishing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really compassionate engaged and expert leadership Hugely active in the social sciences (in particular) Committed to being the best at what they do, not just to the bottom line Investing in innovation

    Cons

    Staff retention rate can make promotion challenging depending on the department

    SAGE Publishing2019-01-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SAGE Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Culture, opportunities, career progression

    Cons

    Cliquey, middle-class, opportunities very dependent on manager

    SAGE Publishing2018-10-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Publishing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good work-life balance - office environment

    Cons

    - too many layers - slow at decision making

    SAGE Publishing2018-10-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Publishing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, company fosters a community environment. Opportunities to learn and develop. Benefits are pretty great, contribution to pension etc. Relaxed working environment. I would recommend SAGE to others.

    Cons

    Salary, but this is a industry wide issue in publishing. No clear guidelines on how to make that next step in your career. Possible to spend far too long on a temporary basis before considered for a permanent position. Management styles vary quite greatly and this can impact experience at the company.

    SAGE Publishing2018-08-17
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Good company benefits but very cliquey environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Old Street, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAGE Publishing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good annual bonus and company benefits. People are civil and there are a handful of very nice and hardworking individual

    Cons

    Management in Editorial is too young with no real people management experience. The environment is very cliquey The only way for career progression is if someone goes on maternity leave or if you work like a slave. Wanting to be great at your job is not enough to get rewarded, you have to constantly take on lots of stuff outside your normal work and work additional hours all the time to be considered for promotion....

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    Advice to Management

    Stop employing late twenties to manage people with no prior management experience.

    SAGE Publishing2018-07-22
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