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Good Company. Stable. Great Benefits

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

I have been working at Elsevier full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

All the benefits of working for a large multinational.
Great health benefits
Nice professional environment
Nice people to work with
Great place to learn project management
Good work-life balance

Cons

Company can move slowly and is struggling to move to digital publishing from print.
Company is silo-ed and often if seems as if there are groups working separately toward common goals with no knowledge of what the other groups are doing.

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Better compensation + clear advancement paths and opportunities will help you retain good people. Break down silos and improve communication across departments.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Easy to work hard for this company; big company=lots of politics and bureaucracy.

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    Current Employee - Senior Acquisitions Editor  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Acquisitions Editor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. There is a system or method in place for everything, so things are very regimented. Managers are allowed pretty free range to manage their specific team as they see fit. Large infrastructure. Huge company. Lots of freedom given to the employees (at least at my level) for getting work done and planning their own time appropriately, as long as they achieve their goals.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted because everything is so regimented. Not always clear what is going on in senior management. Must really play the political game in order to move up and keep favor with the powers that be. No holiday bonus. Must make goal, or you're watched very carefully, if you miss it by a lot, you're usually put on some kind of probation.

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    Very educational learning about the different plattforms.

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    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    CrossTraining, education, great hours and wonderful people to work with and for.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.

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    I don't have any advice at this time.

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