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Too big to fail

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Former Employee - Executive Management  in  Norwalk, CT
Former Employee - Executive Management in Norwalk, CT

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than a year

Pros

Reed Expo, the US- based division I worked for, is a leader in the exhibition and trade show space. This organization is strong at understanding the important touch points of a myriad of industries.

Cons

For many industries, Reed Expo's lack of authenticity and foreword-thinking activities hamper their effectiveness in that particular segment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to work to understand that an industry event is more than just the specific days during which the trade show is held.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good employer given the limit of the Dayton job market

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They offer good benefits and (for my profession) very good compensation based on geographical location. Leadership within my group was good.

    Cons

    Overall company leadership was lacking. They fail to adequately value their employees. Perhaps this is just how it is with Big Business, but moral consistently dropped over the course of my 7.5 years there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Start-up organization that closed quickly

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New Providence, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in New Providence, NJ

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the workers and managers including many executives were strong and valuable players in Internet business and marketing.

    Cons

    CEO was only focused on selling the unit. The other senior executives were strong, but were not given the freedom to grow the business for the long term.
    The division I worked had a poor business model - the model was to sell it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't move so quickly into a new market that you're not willing to commit time, money and resources because you played with many people's lives when the organization was closed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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