Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom
Erik Engstrom
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits package, including time off for volunteer work, access to e-Learning is included (in 5 reviews)

  • They offer good benefits and (for my profession) very good compensation based on geographical location (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Bit academic, slow moving company (in 3 reviews)

  • They are constantly outsourcing to India, Singapore or Philippines (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Constant reorganization again and again

    Advice to Management

    Don't do it again


  2. Helpful (1)

    director

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    Former Employee - Director in Lynbrook, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Lynbrook, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules. Good people at many levels and many smart hard working people.

    Cons

    Upper management has a view that everything positive is accomplished by them. Support staff does not get nearly the credit they deserve for any successes.


  3. anonymous

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great location and fun work environment. much opportunity for advancement, great colleagues. great opportunity for beginning careers and learning

    Cons

    the company was purchased and is now a part of a much larger organization, and is no longer the same. the industry has also changed dramatically and the opportunities are fewer.


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  5. Not where I wanted to be as an editor

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bosses were great. Thorough training/friendly trainers. Room for growth if you're a full-time employee. Easy to change positions within the company.

    Cons

    There's no actual editing to be done--it's formatting and checking references. Took a long time to become a full-time employee instead of a temp.


  6. Well managed, disliked by customers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decently run media company that looks after its employees well (particularly the senior ones). It continues to perform well financially despite not being able to keep its customers happy.

    Cons

    The corporate office is very removed from the rest of the business. Constant reorganisations across the businesses and not a lot of communication from head office about what's going on means employees are often on the dark. Not really doing anything creative or innovative - it's a pretty conservative company. They've had a long decade of cost cutting. Not a lot of of opportunity for personal growth at head office. You need to go into one of the businesses.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Positive, but Management neglects talent

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    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work Easy going and relaxed workplace Good benefits

    Cons

    Relationships are made a priority over work performed Changes are very slow

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your star talent go away


  8. Helpful (1)

    great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    lots of stretch assignments and ability to wear lots of hats

    Cons

    slow to adopt change or try new ideas


  9. RE Review

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    Current Employee - Associate Technical Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    nothing much to talk about

    Cons

    Compensation, job security,


  10. Helpful (3)

    Had a lot of promise

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with decisions


  11. Helpful (1)

    We value our employees...see ya later alligator!

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

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time

    Pros

    I guess the severance is better than some.

    Cons

    Screwed up New York and Dayton management with a total lack of focus and direction.



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