Reed Elsevier Group

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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
Reed Elsevier Group – Amsterdam – “Reed Elsevier Headquarters”

Reed Elsevier Group – Amsterdam – “Reed Elsevier Headquarters”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 79 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom

Erik Engstrom

(28 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • ownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits and company supported initiatives (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication between senior management and the its' reporting teams is not always optimal (in 6 reviews)

  • Poor strategy and execution of off shoring and outsourcing leads to loss of talent, poorer customer service and inefficiency (in 4 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of training and traveling, simple org structure, nice and brilliant colleagues. competitive wage and holidays. Can be long term if one wants to.

    ConsThe work gets redundant after 6 months
    extremely hands on, one do all
    generally unhappy customer due to stringent commercial practice

    Advice to Senior Managementfor a company this size stock option would be nice to reward and retain talents or loyal employees, incentives and benefits are not unified

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    Excellent company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- Great mission and contribution to society
    - Talented management
    - Strong financial results allowing for good compensations
    - Very good employee atmosphere

    Cons- Not yet as innovative as we would like it to be
    - Not changing as fast as we would like
    - You need to find your own opportunities to progress

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs more bold changes
    We need to invest more in technology
    We need to become more knowledgeable about our customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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