Reed Elsevier Group

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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Reed Elsevier Group – Amsterdam – “Reed Elsevier Headquarters”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 79 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom

Erik Engstrom

(28 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • ownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits and company supported initiatives(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication between senior management and the its' reporting teams is not always optimal(in 6 reviews)

  • Poor strategy and execution of off shoring and outsourcing leads to loss of talent, poorer customer service and inefficiency(in 4 reviews)

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    Excellent and advanced global, major, web services company

    Director Engineering (Current Employee) New Providence, NJ

    ProsAdvanced technology, global presence, more than three billion us dollars revenue.

    ConsLocated mostly in midwest, and there fore not as easily accessible for workers in Northeeast corridor.

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue developing internal cloud and scale to compete globally. Continue developing, currently excellent team of employees, this is a precious asset.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Had a lot of promise

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsDecent benefits, decent pay.

    ConsYou can be unrecognized for your efforts as management is located out of state/country. You can become invisible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent with decisions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company if you're in the right location

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits package, including time off for volunteer work, access to e-Learning is included. Outstanding people to work with, very smart and focused. Would recommend as long as you're in a "hub" city

    ConsIf you don't work in one of the major hubs you are left out of a lot of things, and they seem to be closing a lot of satellite offices regardless of size.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Dayton, OH

    ProsThe work is really stress free and the people you work are very helpful since the average tenure is about 15 years and so they have lots of info to share.

    ConsThere are occasional layoff seasons and I've seen two seasons in my 1 years working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more young and innovative employees to build in house products as opposed to buying licenses and software that can be replaced with open source products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Procurement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood interaction with various businesses

    ConsRepositioning and jobs and shifting support

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great to start career here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Great place to start your career

    Cons- Hard to move up

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganization is key. Work on it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsVery customer service oriented. Great benefits and hours. Offer many different training and advancement opportunities. Also do special things to boost employee morale.

    ConsMany positions in the United States were outsourced and many layoffs took place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work-life balance. Very international. Smart co-workers.

    ConsSlow moving. Lots of processes to be followed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There has been better times

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with some excellent peers in my group and others, challenging work, with fair compensation.

    ConsRecent re-orgs an

    Albany office will be closing, while i expect to be able to continue a HBE, the impact to people I've been working with for years and to the city, where Matthew Bender has had a historical precence is challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication, current organization is not well defined or understood.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fear is how most of us live daily!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Norcross, GA

    ProsGood benefits and some perks

    ConsManagement that is so out of touch with reality and more important, it's employees. People stay for their paycheck and lack of options.
    Constant daily changes with no regard of what employees already do, and they never consult those who do the job to see if even feasible.
    Lower level employees are held accountable for all management decisions. Management is never held accountable.
    If you disagree you're fired.
    No internal advancement, they only load up staff with no opinion staffers.
    No women to upper management. Men rule at all levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up! Morale is in the toilet and after all these years I repairable. Don't know anyone, and I've been here 10+ years likes where they work, or would ever speak up because of daily fear drilled into us.
    I'd say listen to your employees....but trust factor left long ago, as was respect.
    Practice your own company values!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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