Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    Current Employee - E-Sales Support
    Current Employee - E-Sales Support

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Add more perks. Free snacks!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Outstanding company

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more. You have a great story to tell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Good

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    Current Employee - Webshop Executive in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Webshop Executive in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. Opportunity, reward and job satisfaction: Reed Elsevier offers it all

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Solution Development

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    Current Employee - Solution Development in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Solution Development in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    Great business challenges
    Great growth opportunities
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Bit academic, slow moving company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good career prospects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Department in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Department in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Global exposure
    - Diversity of work
    - Training opportunities
    - Great people
    - long-term career

    Cons

    - awful politics
    - terrible health insurance - just been cut back for next year
    - Continual re-organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the company's core values is "Valuing our people". You might think that you're doing a good job of this but you're not. It's the little things that matter...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Excellent and advanced global, major, web services company

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    Current Employee - Director Engineering in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Director Engineering in New Providence, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Work Experience

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    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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