Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Neutral - Daily Routine Job

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Voluntarily attend more training sessions for your personal development. Transportation facilities.

    Cons

    Missing domain expert leadership of missing management group.


  2. okey

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low salaries, mangers are not transparent

    Advice to Management

    Please look beyond psycophants


  3. Good

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Business Environment is tough, salary growth is slow


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  5. Had been a good experience working here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Planning and Quality Control Executive in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Production Planning and Quality Control Executive in Chennai (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Comfortable shifts, Transportation Facilities, Good Compensation benefits, Entertainment. Hygenic environment. No dress code.

    Cons

    Flat Hierarchy Structure due to which promotion is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Stress on Transparency


  6. Pleasant and low energy

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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 Management

    Need to move into the 21st century


  7. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Webshop Executive in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Webshop Executive in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Good work Environment. 2. Stress free 3. Employee Friendly

    Cons

    1. Ideas of the Employees in the beginning level with good exposure are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    1. Its time for a change to the E-Operation from the authentic publishing mode of job


  8. Large company that is trying to break out of its traditional publishing mentality into a fast-moving data provider.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a big footprint in many markets and is moving toward some new and exciting technologies/products. It is trying to promote cross fertilisation across its many businesses so there is often an opportunity to work in a completely new field if it is of interest to you. Also, the overall work/life balance is strong.

    Cons

    The corporate functions are generally quite removed from the day-to-day activities of the many businesses it owns. This means that it often acts more like an investment management firm rather than a head of a unified company. The CEO is very distant and culture/leadership from the top is not strong.

    Advice to Management

    Work to better integrate the group, creating an environment where corp managers are eager to engage you and offer innovative ideas. This will also increase communication, making it less necessary for us to provide you with the great amount of data you require which burdens the businesses more than previous CEOs.


  9. Simply Neutral

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Better salary level Being more pragmatic when launching new products.


  10. Good place to work but below average pay and ot adjusting to changes to their market well

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair treatment of employees, transparent policies, mgt. pretty good. They are recently becoming good at allowing movement to parts of the company but that is only recent. Finally, they are fair, in general, to employees, with some notable exceptions like every company has.

    Cons

    Not reacting well to changes or attacks on their industry of information services and, as a result, not keepign up with internal and external changes in the industry. Need a dose of newew management that cares about changing with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to do the actual job of a sales rep for a week in terms of barriers internally to sales and you will understand how bad that needs to be fixed. Do more to fix employee salary problems for employees to increase retention.


  11. Very good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance is extremely good in my area anyway, my managers are very approachable, the company is relatively well resourced.

    Cons

    hard to get anything done, some of the people in my area are quite cliquey and hard to get to know, I'm on a maternity contract and there is therefore little job security. I also don't really know if the job is as challenging or as interesting as initially "sold" in the interview.

    Advice to Management

    I'm quite happy with the way things are run by management. Most of the managers I have worked with are quite approachable and easygoing, although I do find it hard to get clear, consistent answers at times.



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