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Constant State of Flux

Acquisitions Editor (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

Pros* Each group has its own culture, and there are some great, supportive, smart managers in S&T Books
* Some groups have opportunities for growth
* Pretty solid benefits package

ConsDuring four years at Elsevier, the organization was in a constant state of flux. This is a tricky time for book publishing, but the overall strategy of the organization is dictated almost entirely by sr. management for the group and the CEO types in Amsterdam, so editors, publishers, and middle management are constantly shifting direction in mid-sprint. S&T books is experiencing some big changes, and Elsevier is very eager to become an e-content provider. This will mean a lot of layoffs (and attrition) in the next year or more, but potentially also some opportunities for innovators--although don't expect to be allotted resources for innovations.

Advice to Senior ManagementI have just three words: Trust. Your. People.
Trust in editors' judgment has continuously eroded while I've been here, and the myriad, repetitive checks and balances result in difficult jobs for editorial and marketing, and the departure of talent. The Finance dept. should not be making product decisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work.

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) Maryland Heights, MO

    I have been working at Elsevier


    Pros: Fantastic co-workers, and environment of continuous learning and development make… Cons: The building is very noisy, with large open workspaces and short… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    weak management philosophy

    Publisher (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at Elsevier


    Pros: benefits are good and the salary is modest Cons: poor correlation of performance with promotion Advice to Senior Management: reward best performance No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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