Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom
Erik Engstrom
25 Ratings

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. Excellent Work Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager/Team Lead in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager/Team Lead in Chennai (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn & earn both at Elsevier. One can strike excellent balance between personal and professional life at this organisation

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase our pace, to keep up to the fast growing market.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for! It is very relaxed environment with very friendly people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E-Sales Support
    Current Employee - E-Sales Support

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly folks, flex time, convenient location. Great kitchen area to prepare and have lunch.

    Cons

    May have to stay overtime in the busy season. This may include around 4 months at the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Add more perks. Free snacks!!!


  3. Outstanding company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full-Time in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Full-Time in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very successful company; share price doubled in last four years; strong management; good vision; excellent products and services; innovative; treats employees well; good CSR. Unlike many competitors has crossed the chasm from print to digital and is on the forefront of big data. Worth the journey.

    Cons

    Still silos between the businesses; slow-moving at times.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more. You have a great story to tell


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  5. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Webshop Executive in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Webshop Executive in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good work Environment.

    2. Stress free

    3. Employee Friendly

    Cons

    1. Ideas of the Employees in the beginning level with good exposure are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    1. Its time for a change to the E-Operation from the authentic publishing mode of job


  6. Helpful (1)

    as a account manager, maily deals with international companies, answering queries and address customers' needs

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, good coaching, detailed documentation, nice working environment, widely use of technology, employees' opinions are always taken into account, good training

    Cons

    Less opportunities to develop into professional role, salary expectation cannot be met, difficult to get to management level as opportunities are rare

    Advice to Management

    attend more training courses and get ready for the next opportunity, training and development needs should be considered more, flexible working hours should always be a choice for employees


  7. Opportunity, reward and job satisfaction: Reed Elsevier offers it all

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development and career progression. There are always jobs advertised internally that offer progression or sideways moves. The benefits are significantly better than other companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    Communication is hit and miss. Because the company is so huge, achieving consistent and regular communication with employees is difficult. As a result, not everyone identifies with the company's vision and objectives as much as they could. Collaboration across departmetns within a business unit is difficult; collaboration across business units is almost unheard of.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and give them permission to use their judgement, even if it means they bend the rules. Staff need to know that not only is it OK but it's actually impertaive that we try new ways of doing things. Embracing change is not easy for many people. Management can lay the groundwork in such a way that actively welcoming or even initiating change is the status quo, by making sure that people know that risk taking is allowed.


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clear strategy, strong senior management, great recent performance, opportunities for development, rewards are good, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Can be slow at times

    Advice to Management

    Slacken off the controls to enable more creativity


  9. Supplier quality Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Manager in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Manager in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like the ambience , work culture seemed good no dress code you are given freedom to work with peace in mind .

    Cons

    I have none so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees happy as always u do


  10. Helpful (1)

    Solution Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Development in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Solution Development in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good prospects - good markets and nice environment. Good work-life balance and great people to work with. Compensation is very good, above market average.

    Cons

    Too many re-organisations and every year there is a squeeze on spending hiring etc to make the numbers, Very short term thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you get the long term career progression right. You are loosing too many really good people along the way.


  11. Spannende plek om te werken Exciting place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Goede zakelijke uitdagingen

    Goede doorgroeimogelijkheden

    Geweldige collega's

    Great business challenges
    Great growth opportunities
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Beetje academisch, traag bewegend bedrijf

    Bit academic, slow moving company



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