Reed Elsevier Group

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Not a place you can plan a career or life at

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group

Pros

It's an old world book publishing company struggling to transition to a new world company. It is extremely challenging to see and help a company cross this technological chasm where the entire publishing industry is experiencing a severe transformation upheaval which has claimed many victims in the wake of its paradigm realignment. Reed Elsevier won't go under but may just cobble along. It is both exciting and frightening.

Cons

Ironically, depending on how you look at it, the pros are also the cons. For those willing to embrace this industry change and carve a new frontier, you will enjoy working here. For those less brave, this is not the place for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You must re-instill the faith in employees and rally the troops through this industry change. Employees are uneasy and do not trust management. Turnover is high. Managers need to have 1 on 1s with their team and be brutally honest with them in the change to come and what it means to the employees. That honesty will endear the staff with management and help reduce churn to some extent.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    best reason to work at Reed Elsevier group of companies would be the global exposure and diversity of workforce which promotes an excellent work environment

    Cons

    downsides of working at Reed elsevier would focus on compensation practices targeting low end of the spectrum and not much flexibility in remote work.

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    better to look at workforce compensation and benchmark it against the industry to ensure talent retention and recognition at work place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    Lots of training and traveling, simple org structure, nice and brilliant colleagues. competitive wage and holidays. Can be long term if one wants to.

    Cons

    The work gets redundant after 6 months
    extremely hands on, one do all
    generally unhappy customer due to stringent commercial practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    for a company this size stock option would be nice to reward and retain talents or loyal employees, incentives and benefits are not unified

    Disapproves of CEO
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