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Updated 16 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Sage has a great work/life balance as well as great benefits" (in 96 reviews)

  • "Great possibilities in career progression and very good benefits in the US" (in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • "What is said by upper management and enforced by middle management seldon reconciles" (in 55 reviews)

  • "They talk the talk but have neither the senior management or desire to execute" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "A great experience and a great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the culture, people and team. Joined couple of years back and totally enjoying working here.

    Lot of flexibility and great managers make great difference.

    Amazing employee benefits too

    Cons

    Senior leadership could do better
    Bit of politics but it’s conmon everywhere
    Talks global but still think local - long way to go
    Leaders working winces ages think they own a company- mindset change required

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and be genuine!


  2. "Nice to not dream coming into work every day!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - supportive management
    - endless opportunities
    - great colleagues
    -refreshing attitude to CSA

    Cons

    - inconsistent messages communicated internally and externally, although this has started to improve since Steve Hare became CEO
    - bonus scheme unfair to non-revenue generating colleagues (although this has been addressed in FY19 under leadership of Steve Hare)

    Advice to Management

    - continue to listen to colleagues
    - its important to show the importance of culture and colleagues in external comms to the market
    -colleague success area of focus is a big YES

  3. "Amazing work life balance and great colleague environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing Management in London, England
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing Management in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart and friendly people, sense of team work and hands on across the board

    Cons

    Product portfolio is very complex


  4. "IMO a good company with brilliant people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting time to be a part of Sage"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Finance in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge strides are being made in changing the culture at Sage in the 6 months, with increased focus on colleague engagement and investment in people. The strategy is now clearer than at any point in the last 3/4 years, with a more collective sense of purpose among colleagues.
    There are a wealth of opportunities internally for those who wish to progress

    Cons

    Very few , huge improvements have been made in the last 6 months at Sage, with a far more positive and engaging culture from the ExCo.

    Advice to Management

    We must keep the momentum in our focus on colleague engagement and make sure we invest in our talent, people are Sage's biggest asset,


  6. "Sage Apprentices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - culture and environment set for growth, collaboration and skills development
    - friendly and welcoming peers, always happy to help
    - huge opportunities to excel career and work outside of your remit
    - diversity and inclusion is a priority of senior management including the CEO

    Cons

    - often cases of slow/ delayed onboarding to apprenticeship schemes (generally as a result of the awarding body rather than Sage)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible and encouraging"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Encourage flexible working and support career development, even if that is outside of Sage.
    Friendly colleagues who are keen to support one another and work together.
    Opportunities to develop and work on a range of projects.

    Cons

    A culture of working long hours.
    In days gone by the strategy was unclear, although this is so much better now.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the pros I've mentioned here apply to the whole business.

  8. "Positive Changes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to support and input into the business changes. At Sage there is definitely to move towards focusing the wellbeing of colleagues

    Cons

    It's an environment where there is constant change, the communications about the changes are sometimes lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Communication about what's happening good or bad and ensuring that we feel part of the process is really important


  9. "Sage UK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Northern Europe Performance and Reporting Manager in Gosforth, North East England, England
    Current Employee - Northern Europe Performance and Reporting Manager in Gosforth, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Complexity of business
    Internal systems

    Cons

    Employees Matter
    Scope for internal progression
    Great Facilities
    Competitive salaries and package


  10. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High calibre talent
    Meritocracy where good performance and the right attitude is rewarded with progression
    Supported by leadership in order to ensure all colleagues can success in their roles
    Real feel good factor with Steve as CEO

    Cons

    Often trying to do too many things at once

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the focus on colleague success