Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
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  1. Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great salary, great benefits, very relaxed working environment

    Cons

    not enough annual raise the last couple of years

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  2. Good job for robots... not humans

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary and good coworkers

    Cons

    Everything else. The training department

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice and listen to your employees

  3. The greatest publisher in the world-content wise, but a difficult place in which to succeed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The largest publisher in the world, delivering critical material to science professionals that ultimately helps in discoveries to improve life and living everywhere.

    Cons

    This applies to the books group only: Heavily matrixed organization, difficult to learn one's way. Systems need work. Change is constant. Sr exec sometimes insults/berates employees publicly and allows an environment for other employees to follow suit.

    Advice to Management

    Senior mgmt (books) needs to show more maturity in group meetings and people management.

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  5. EDIT was great, now it is a shell of what it once was.

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    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Because you can't find a better job, because the economy is so bad that you would rather risk pending layoffs than work fast food. Because you like creating designs for work being outsourced. Because you are afraid to do better

    Cons

    All of the real work is done in India

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth, don't spin. Employees are not as blind as you think.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Reed Elsevier's clueless management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary. Very smart and experienced people.

    Cons

    Complete lack of substantive communication from senior management. They communicate, but we have no clue why they do what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Tell us when the layoffs will stop. Tell us what the overall strategy is.

  7. Good corporate mission, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Reed elsevier is that the overall mission to help improve the delivery of health information and to better patient outcomes is compelling

    Cons

    Very poor senior management and pay is on the lower side of the scale!!

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to value its employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    Unsure about future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, decent facility. Employees generally able to balance work & home life.

    Cons

    Limited career path. Outsourcing / offshoring will probably continue. Other IT career opportunities in Dayton are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Even a reasonably intelligent person can detect BS so don't give it to us.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Elsevier needs to think before it acts, look at all the other companies failing due to short term financial focus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Technology A sense of ownership in the process.

    Cons

    Its diffiuclt to advance your career, no clear cut objectives and measurements for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Think about what it is you just forced the organization to do and rethink your intentions. Short term gain focus ultimately causes significant friction in the the long term. I think you only need to look at AIG and other foundering institutions who based many of their recent decisions on the short term gain and shor term shareholder happiness

  10. Ups and Downs at LexisNexis

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    Work is diverse and challenging

    Cons

    They are outsourcing the software and app development employees

    Advice to Management

    Cost is not the only solution to being "World Class"!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Solution Development

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