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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
79 Reviews

3.1
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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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28 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Large company with global opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a large global footprint. This opens opportunities to have a career in a lot of different places including telecommuting.

    Cons

    Those based out of a small regional offices have less exposure to the corporate experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees in remote locations especially those in smaller locations have less opportunities for advancement and almost no exposure to corporate.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    RE review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best reason to work at Reed Elsevier group of companies would be the global exposure and diversity of workforce which promotes an excellent work environment

    Cons

    downsides of working at Reed elsevier would focus on compensation practices targeting low end of the spectrum and not much flexibility in remote work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better to look at workforce compensation and benchmark it against the industry to ensure talent retention and recognition at work place.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Out in the trenches

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
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    review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    values ,work ethic is good as is evident from the type of people in my team with transparent reporting and auditing of results,job potential and scope is excellent for growth in the company, team ,salary is competitive

    Cons

    time ,work life balance, efforts ,tough commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not sure

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reed Elsevier needs to get it's act together

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Global Presence with strong brand names in it's portfolio

    Cons

    Its not "What you know" it's "who you know" and "How Well You Know" gets you anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please wake up and smell the coffee before it's too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Senioer management out of touch

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good products, good values system

    Cons

    Slow to evolve, cheap on IT technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Circular managment. Senior managment shoud seek reviews from staff about how mid management perform to get a full picture

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Career development is very unclear from management.

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

    Pros

    Health benefits is great. I love the flexible work hours.

    Cons

    People are tired and their future is unclear. It is just a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and think long term.

    No opinion of CEO

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