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Elsevier, a balanced view

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Elsevier full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

*Worldwide company
*Constantly improving as a company
*Many different department and career opportunities within the company
*Professional atmosphere
*Diverse staff

Cons

*Business is business, it's all about the almighty dollar in the end....employees cut according to the bottom line even after years of service
*It seems like there are too many initiatives-a week celebrating this value or that value, etc. Just let us work without the distractions.

Advice to Management

Don't lie and lead on employees about the future of the company or employment plans to keep employees there for your own good. Be honest and forthright, not telling half truths and lies.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elsevier full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and welcoming culture

    Cons

    Slow in adopting new technologies, rigid business models

    Advice to Management

    need to invest more in new technologies, accelerate the change in business model to cope faster with the changes in the educational and online/mobile services

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    The people are great but the bureaucracy can kill you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Elsevier full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The amazing colleagues you're guaranteed to have, the benefits, and location in the city.

    Cons

    Despite a motto of transparency - most things are opaque at Elsevier. Additionally, the core focus is a revenue goal - not the customers or employees - the general work ethic is to stay until the work is completed pitting individuals against each other and creating a caustic environment.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice would be to understand what your employees go through each day - get rid of the paper trail and talk to them - you'd be amazed at the creative and great minds throughout the company that regularly leave due to lack of respect.

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