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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
100 Reviews
3.2
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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom
Erik Engstrom
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Excellent benefits package, including time off for volunteer work, access to e-Learning is included (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication between senior management and the its' reporting teams is not always optimal (in 7 reviews)

  • Difficult to break into executive management internally (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very corporate but has its moments.

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

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    Great experience to put on your CV

    Cons

    Large corporate inertia rather apparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe be more proactive than reactive.

  2.  

    Work-life balance at Reed Elsevier

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

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    We only work 8 hours a day.

    Cons

    Not a good company for IT fresh grads. Lack of trainings.

  3.  

    Professional company with many but quite specific opportunities

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time

    Pros

    Is a well respected and established company

    Cons

    Culture is rather bureaucratic. No agile driven processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more visible/outgoing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company in desperate need of a vision

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

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

    Pros

    International, highly educated work force
    Flexible working hours, parent-friendly
    Opportunity to serve high-calibre science

    Cons

    CEO is invisible, a bean-counter with no apparent vision for the future. Poor strategy and execution of off shoring and outsourcing leads to loss of talent, poorer customer service and inefficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and notice the sea change that has happened in the academic community and our new technology-driven competitors. Cost control and relying on traditional products is not enough to sustain our privileged profit share. A new vision is needed to inspire customers, employees and shareholders. Try not to waste the opportunity of the Mendeley merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    okey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance

    Cons

    Low salaries, mangers are not transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look beyond psycophants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work - Good talent and management - great products

    Cons

    Business Environment is tough, salary growth is slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not good, not bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    HMO, 24 leaves in a year

    Cons

    Leaves not convertible to cash, no allowances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allowance, leaves must be convertible to cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Account Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Salaries, development, company's potential

    Cons

    the bureaucracy sometimes could be difficult.

  10.  

    Pleasant and low energy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group as a contractor

    Pros

    Non-pressured work environment
    Employees are respected
    Global view
    Many long-time employees
    Family feel in some areas
    OK benefits and perks

    Cons

    Non-pressured work environment
    Too quiet and staid in some areas
    Sub-par pay
    In some areas too much management turnover
    Technology not advanced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to move into the 21st century

  11.  

    Simply Neutral

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    A good work and life balance

    Cons

    Dissatisfied salary level compared with other companies in the industry.
    Sometimes more talk than work.
    Product launching is sometimes not very pragmatic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salary level
    Being more pragmatic when launching new products.

    No opinion of CEO

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