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Nice place to work, can be challenging for an American to get ahead

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Technology in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Technology in Cambridge, MA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great work life balance, they understand that employees have lives and the goal is to do your job not just show up in a specific location. It is a truly global organization so the opportunity to interact meaningfully with a wide range of people is very real.

Cons

Elsevier can be very euro-centric in how people are promoted and treated. When I was there it was much more common for Europeans to be promoted into senior U.S. based positions than the opposite. It came across as a glass ceiling for Americans. Getting things done can be tedious. There are layers of internal departments who main function appears to be form completion and project delay. This is common to many large organizations so it's not a unique problem. It did get worse over time though as more MBAs entered the business.

Other Employee Reviews for Reed Elsevier Group

  1. productive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some excellent talented people work there. Independence to excel if you know what you want to accomplish

    Cons

    lack of training (if that is required) highly political to the point of being ineffectual

    Advice to Management

    look up the facts yourself and don't let perception and the views of a few incompetents influence decision making and strategy


  2. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good health benefits for all employees and family

    Cons

    senior management is inconsistent and makes snap decisions

    Advice to Management

    need to be more proactive and reward good talent


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