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Stable, large company regarded well for its content and expertise in healthcare informatics.

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Current Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Reliable, stable. Better than average benefits (health, etc.). Some opportunities for advancement. Professional, positive overall culture. Welcoming of thinkers, planners and problem-solvers.

Cons

Rather bureaucratic and prone to red tape. Too focused on communication via e-mail and meetings, less on actual actions and executions. Executive management very disconnected from business units under them, and more administrative and operational than able to harness strengths and able to get better depth for better results.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seek out advice from middle management and actual employees that do actual work. Clear red tape. Do away with 'design by committee' mentality. Implement small, focused teams with power (funds, resources) to innovate and build on ideas.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

83 Other Employee Reviews for Reed Elsevier Group (View Most Recent)

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    Good people with good opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Miamisburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Good people with good opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Not interested in products we produce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use more incentive based pay at lower levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice place to work, can be challenging for an American to get ahead

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    Former Employee - Technology  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Technology in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group

    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.

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