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
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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. 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


  2. Supplier quality Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  3. 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.


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  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good career prospects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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...


  7. Excellent and advanced global, major, web services company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  8. Work Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Procurement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Good interaction with various businesses

    Cons

    Repositioning and jobs and shifting support

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  10. Marketing Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Waltham, MA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Waltham, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, learned about many different functions and divisions. The work space was redesigned and improved allowing for better meetings and a more enjoyable atmosphere

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity. There seemed to be a high turnover rate with many of the employees having worked there for a very short period of time.


  11. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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



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