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Professional company with many but quite specific opportunities

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time

Pros

Is a well respected and established company

Cons

Culture is rather bureaucratic. No agile driven processes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Should be more visible/outgoing

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A difficult place to work

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    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting location and some nice people work there.

    Cons

    I worked in the RETS area. It's over-siloed, over out-sourced and good communication between teams is difficult. the on boarding process is fatally flawed. The net result is that it is very difficult to understand how to do your job. There's too much process and very little procedure. They try to do things the ITIL way and fail miserably in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget about having a separate IT service department and integrate IT with the business areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A great company in desperate need of a vision

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    Current Employee - Department Head  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Department Head in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    International, highly educated work force
    Flexible working hours, parent-friendly
    Opportunity to serve high-calibre science

    Cons

    CEO is invisible, a bean-counter with no apparent vision for the future. Poor strategy and execution of off shoring and outsourcing leads to loss of talent, poorer customer service and inefficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and notice the sea change that has happened in the academic community and our new technology-driven competitors. Cost control and relying on traditional products is not enough to sustain our privileged profit share. A new vision is needed to inspire customers, employees and shareholders. Try not to waste the opportunity of the Mendeley merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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