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Sage Product Manager Reviews

Updated 16 Apr 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "12-year veteran serving Accountants in UK and Ireland…"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve worked at Sage for 12+ years, straight out of university. Starting with supporting customers with use on our software for a few years, I’ve also worked in development teams and led different applications as a Product Manager. Plenty of opportunities for hard working individuals. • Great benefits and many opportunities for learning and career planning, including 5 personal development days and 5 volunteer days...

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    Cons

    Over the last couple of years, we seem to have implemented an austerity programme where to reduce costs we don’t, for example, naturally backfill roles when good people move onwards and upwards, this puts extra pressure on teams. Having said that, we appear to have come through the cost cutting and regained our focus on doing the right thing and making space to innovate again. A frustration for me is decision making...

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    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, historically our best leaders and most talented people have started their careers in Customer Services, serving our customers, learning from them and carrying that knowledge and empathy throughout the business during their Sage careers. Put simply, I think we need to grow our Customer Services teams again with extra capacity to serve our customer today and develop them to be the leaders of tomorrow. To...

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    Sage2019-04-16

    Sage Response

    April 23, 2019VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to share your views. We're listening. Make sure you use Your Voice over the next week too!

  2. Helpful (54)

    "Everything that has gone wrong since Kelly took over is caused by strategy, not employee talent or work rate"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Newcastle, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sage full-time

    Pros

    Great employees trying to do their best with the mess that is being created above them

    Cons

    At Sage, we blame and financially penalise or just plain sack those at the bottom for mistakes made in strategy at the top. If things aren't working, we tell the employees they are not working hard enough or selling well enough. Everything that has gone wrong since Kelly took over is caused by strategy, not employee talent or work rate. Astonishingly it looks like those at the top have just realised that we do...

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    Advice to Management

    It is advise to majority shareholders that is needed and that is that those at the top must be replaced before Steve Hare has another Marconi to his record

    Sage2018-06-27
  3. Helpful (33)

    "Superficial and disorganised"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sage Foundation offers 5 days volunteering. Some very talented leaders in the business - sadly some of the best are leaving. Exciting opportunities for growth and development and at last has a clear product roadmap. Premises being improved - gym etc

    Cons

    Don't seem to really care what people think - latest survey was a sham, forced to give only good comments. Leaders don't listen and don't spend enough time with their teams. Bullies thrive here. Tendency to hire and fire - objectives never clear, lots of leaders who need training in the basics. CEO is superficial - just wants to look good and spread fake news. Doesn't have real conversations - just lots of smiles....

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    Advice to Management

    Listen more and show us that you are prepared to respond. Look beyond your favourites and give others a chance to excel. Take the time to embed changes and plans before pursuing another whim. Please listen to what we've said in the survey and let Sage be as good as it could be.

    Sage2017-07-30

    Sage Response

    August 15, 2017Group Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. The Sage Foundation is amazing. Our people are great and there's lots of opportunities to excel at Sage - we don't like losing talent but it's always great to hear when ex-colleagues go on to do really well and thank Sage for help in getting there. ...

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  4. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage

    Pros

    Vibrant, dynamic culture with a strong focus on leadership and working in the community. Lot's of opportunity to grow and progress if you are willing to work hard. Plenty of chance to learn new tech.

    Cons

    Tough internal competition and currently reorganising but this brings about opportunity as well as difficulties.

    Sage2017-04-26

    Sage Response

    May 2, 2017Group Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your review of Sage. Totally agree with you that it's vibrant and dynamic here at Sage and you most certainly get out of it what you put in. Your career will grow and develop, but you have to be prepared to put the effort in. Great to read you are learning new tech too! ...

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  5. Helpful (42)

    "Been told to write positive reviews"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage

    Pros

    I am sorry but I cannot write a positive review about a company where I have been told to post positive reviews on Glassdoor.

    Cons

    At the time of writing our average rating is 2.7. Have a loot at Xero (4.1) and Intuit (4.2) and you will realise just how badly we are doing. And instead of trying to fix all the things that are wrong with this place what does Sage do? I have been told by my manager to post a positive review on Glassdoor. I think that says all you need to know about how much this place has lost its way. There are good tech companies...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop glossing over the deep problems we have here and fix things. This place is a mess and our rating (which is terrible) accurately reflects how bad things are.

    Sage2017-05-02

    Sage Response

    May 3, 2017Group Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. I can categorically state I never, ever ask colleagues to write positive reviews. We have recently started to ask colleagues to write reviews which we've never done before, so maybe that's where the confusion is coming from. If you have been asked to write ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "The biggest tech start up"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A business who are passionate and dedicated to their customers, an amazing sense of mission around the business in helping businesses owners build successful businesses. Once you are in Sage there are always many different ways to progress your career, I have been in the business 5 years and have had 4 different roles. It is a really exciting place to work, with great colleagues and in a business that cares for its people.

    Cons

    Apart from the little "niggles" you would expect in any business there are none I can mention

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving and putting the business builders and entrepreneurs of the world at the heart of everything we do!

    Sage2017-02-24

    Sage Response

    March 6, 2017Group Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your review and we are delighted the passion we have for our business builders is felt by our colleagues. It's fantastic your career has progressed at Sage. At Sage our people are the curators of their careers, your manager is here to help you and we have lots of resources ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sage is at a really exciting stage in its evolution. There are numerous opportunities to change how things have been done in the past. No matter who I have met - seasoned veterans with multiple years at Sage or others who have just joined - everyone is positive, highly motivated and totally committed to the company strategy.

    Cons

    Experiencing some 'growing pains' as the business continues to transform, but this is necessary for our future growth. The environment won't suit everyone. However the changes are essential if we want to be much more customer-centric.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Sage2017-01-17
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Time for change"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Newcastle, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great, it's a fast paced environment where you get to learn a lot and there's lots of opportunities to progress if you put the work in.

    Cons

    The culture has changed in the last few years, it used to be really people focussed culture. It's been a top down change from newer leaders in the business, where the culture is now very political, aggressive, your face either fits or it doesn't and if it doesn't, you really won't survive very long as it's not what you know, it's who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and direction are needed from management

    Sage2015-12-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "In charge of HR and Payroll sales success on the market"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, a growing company with strong reputation and good solutions, nice and interesting People, many challenges and a real team spirit.

    Cons

    Global organization with the opportunity to work with different people with different culture but the same interest and motivation for Sage success and growth. Contribution to the Sage Business Cloud Strategy, moving a large on premise customer base to the cloud and support our clients in their transition challenges not only with our great Cloud offers, but also with all our relevant value proposition of professional...

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    Sage2019-04-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture and business practices

    Cons

    Absolutely no cons associated with employment

    Sage2019-03-22
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