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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 for more than 5 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Recommends
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    Welcoming environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elsevier full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and welcoming culture

    Cons

    Slow in adopting new technologies, rigid business models

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    The people and work are great; the employee appreciation, not so much

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    Current Employee - Development Editor  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Development Editor in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The people here are wonderful, and the work is very fulfilling, if a bit overwhelming at times.

    Cons

    They have zero interest in talent retention. They low-ball internal candidates, so you end up losing money if you stay here instead of looking elsewhere as you move up your career. Hierarchy is structured so that your direct manager/boss has no power, and very little ability to advocate for you. It's a real shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking hard about the churn you've been experiencing, and what you can do to retain the good people you have. Competitive pay and company-wide WFH policies (instead of only for SOME people) would be a start.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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