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  • "Good benefits and PTO plus many opportunities for learning and career planning(in 115 reviews)

  • "Solid attempt for work-life-balance(in 111 reviews)

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  • "The biggest source of frustration has to be the lack of proactive planning from upper management(in 58 reviews)

  • "Not many, mainly lack of communication from senior management(in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Assistant 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 good work life balance, flexible working hours, great building location. Well paid roles and salary.

    Cons

    Not many, mainly lack of communication from senior management.

    Sage2019-04-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Focus from new CEO"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer focus returning pride to loyal colleagues. There are leaders here who inspire and take colleagues with them - and recognize shared success. Early signs of empowerment to innovate as the company comes out of the significant transformation and leadership changes.

    Cons

    Continuous change may not be for everybody. Execution of financial performance against unrealistic expectations has impacted bonus' in recent years. There are some in senior management who appear to take zero accountability for decisions - but this seems to generally not be tolerated if identified by Executive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to re-enforce alignment of the whole organisation as silo's within functions and geographies do still exist despite transformation efforts. 'Empire building' at a middle-senior management level is slowing down those who are more collaborative and action-orientated, who just want to get stuff done.

    Sage2018-11-22

    Sage Response

    January 14, 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. I’m glad you can see the progress that’s being made further to our transformation and new CEO taking the reins. Sage is committed to being a great SaaS business for customers and colleagues alike – collaborative, action-orientated ...

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  3. Helpful (36)

    "Old school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnersh, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time

    Pros

    You gain experience of what a place looks like with really poor management.

    Cons

    The company and senior management are stuck in the eighties. They will try to be relevant by using terminology (anybody hear about cloud and API's lately?), but they have no clue what they are doing. Then there's the thing where the entire company is now basically run by a single person (a large multinational with the same person as CFO, COO and CEO isn't alarming at all!)....

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    Advice to Management

    Start actually listening to people (not pretend pretend listening) and addressing issues head on. Stop "marketing away" everything you don't want to hear. Start having open and honest conversations with staff - you dishonesty is just plain frustrating.

    Sage2018-10-27
  4. Helpful (27)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time

    Pros

    People, location, location Location location location location

    Cons

    Company going sideways as opposed to progressing forward segregation between teams senior management dont listen high turnover base salary is low Company has no direction product is not good customer base not happy with company

    Advice to Management

    look after your staff and you will get more in return set realistic targets treat all employees equal no bs or bully tactics

    Sage2018-05-29

    Sage Response

    June 1, 2018Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your review. We are concerned about your experience and would like to connect with you. Our colleagues are our most important part of Sage and we do not condone any abusive behaviour. Please use our whistleblowing service to speak to us anonymously or contact a member ...

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  5. Helpful (49)

    "Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Sage Foundation. Whatever the ulterior motive (I believe Mr Kelly sees this as his route to a Knighthood), the foundation is fantastic and should be commended. Probably the best charitable part of an organisation I've seen. - Apprentice Scheme. Apprentices are well paid and it's good for them. I would go as far here as to saying I'd send my kids there on one of these schemes. That's where the pros end these days

    Cons

    Now, this might get wordy. I'm going to try and be as thorough as possible. For me, a company like Sage should focus on their people and their products - if you get this right then everything else take care of itself through people's objectives. The reality is Sage focuses on a "number" and PR and that's it. - Firstly, ultimately, Stephen Kelly has to go. I put 99% of the problems that I'm going to go through down...

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    Advice to Management

    There's no real point, until Mr Kelly goes, it won't be listened to. I look forward to the corporate response to this. I'm just happy to be out - and by the way, this is from an employee who cared and tried to make this business better. The reality is, unless you're happy to be a hanger-on, you can't do anything. And even if you do that, you'll be made to do what the bosses want.

    Sage2018-06-03
  6. Helpful (42)

    "Existing staff: flee while you can! Prospective employees: RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time

    Pros

    Some amazing people at Sage. I'm not referring to Management - they are total idiots.

    Cons

    Where does one start? Management consists of apathetic sociopaths who don't give a damn about their staff or customers. I have NEVER experienced such a toxic, vile culture. So many great staff members are being bullied mercilessly out of the business in the most underhanded, creative and illegal methods to cut on headcount and costs. To all the staff who are being fired en masse: I hope you sue the bejesus...

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    Advice to Management

    Futile to give any, as they are too arrogant to listen.

    Sage2018-04-27

    Sage Response

    May 8, 2018Chief People Officer

    We are a high-performance company with fast-growth goals. As you mentioned we have recently reorganized our team structure in a few departments to support those goals. Unfortunately, this resulted in some redundancies. However, we have 14k amazing colleagues who are committed to achieving ...

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  7. Helpful (30)

    "Sage needs to find stability"

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

    I have been working at Sage full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and some very loyal colleagues. Good to see Sage software pushing boundaries again

    Cons

    Sage are no longer passionate about their own people. The have all the right PR and policies but most employees are disallusioned. They claimed to smash silos and then built more. The gap between senior management and the workforce is huge

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees (andI don't just mean the sales staff). Many colleagues are loyal and passionate about Sage but this is diminishing and needs addressing

    Sage2018-01-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Development Team Leader"

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

    I have been working at Sage full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pension and benefits. Scope for career progression.

    Cons

    Senior management switch direction and focus too frequently.

    Sage2017-12-07
  9. Helpful (53)

    "Appalling. Stephen Kelly has bred a monster"

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

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

    Pros

    I was going to say the Pension and Healthshield, but even the best pension in the world cannot mask the appalling behaviour that employees are subject to at Sage.

    Cons

    Just what has happened to this company? Stephen Kelly, that’s what. If you want to join Sage, tread carefully. It is NOT the company that had the great reputation years ago. Kelly has bred a massive bullying monster that engulfs everyone from the top down to the bottom. Management are either too spineless or too petrified to push back until the bullying seeps down the organisation chart like a poison to us mortals...

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    Advice to Management

    Those greedy fat cats are not interested in listening so why would they respond to anything typed here?

    Sage2017-12-06
  10. Helpful (32)

    "All about People - A great Company going to waste."

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

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

    Pros

    Some very capable people here.....but they're sadly being wasted

    Cons

    Senior Management lack genuine experience, lack attention to detail and therefore lack insight to identify talent they have, acquire talent they don't (vs hire in from their 'old boy network'), develop talent that's there (if they cared to looked), retain talent under their nose and thereby lead a great British institution from the front. They simply come across as the infamous...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention fellers (Yes - mainly "male, pale and stale" I'm afraid) - You have some amazing people you refuse to listen to and people you're therefore wasting those who could help you do great things for our wonderful Company - it's really not good enough - Shareholders, Customers and Colleagues have the right to expect more from you.

    Sage2017-10-21
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