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Nice benefits, horrible management, zero advancement.

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Elsevier full-time for more than a year

Pros

Nice work life balance and nice co-worker. Nice to be a contractor there since the rate is high and you don't have to deal with a lot of nonsense from incapable management.

Cons

Micro-management, no clear direction and non-existent leadership. Management play favoritism when it comes to project assignment and advancement. Unless you come from the same herds from the same previous company or know someone up top, you will always be stuck on second gear.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Elsevier

  1.  

    You could do worse

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Elsevier full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Decent benefits
    * Some good processes in place
    * Generally enough resources to do work
    * Generally good work/life balance in my department

    Cons

    * Lots of politics
    * Infighting and silos can make it difficult to achieve
    * Some favoritism and nepotism resulting in some incompetent leadership
    * Strategy and directions not always clearly communicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that all hands know which way the ship is heading.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment, great team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Elsevier full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoy the environment and the team I work directly with.

    Good opportunities to learn different areas if you are willing to take on additional work

    Cons

    Values career development, but is unclear as to what it takes to get to the next level. A lot of effort and initiative will get noticed, but not fairly compensated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees who are enthusiastic and take initiative by compensating them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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