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Great company that lost direction

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Administrator in Hoboken, NJ
Current Employee - Administrator in Hoboken, NJ

I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

good benefits
great location on the waterfront in Hoboken
nice colleagues

Cons

Initiative and hard work are not respected. There is lots of politics involved. Incompetence and mediocrity are wide spread. You can get hurt just by trying to do your job.

The company is fragmented, there are many different groups and departments with many directors, some of them with couple or few people beneath them. Because of this collaboration is almost non-existent and projects fail or last for years.

Due to these inefficiencies and market conditions the company is going through a restructuring or I would say downsizing. The senior management tried to promote this as a positive change by throwing around lots of buzz words, but for employees I doubt anything has changed but the names of groups. Actually there are even more disconnected groups now which makes any meaningful change just a dream. It is even worse. Managers who were responsible for failed projects were promoted and now have a second chance to inflict another wound to the company.

The company will lose lots of talented people soon and I am afraid it is going to lose its race with the competition that has grown strong in the last few years.

If Wiley continues on this course I doubt that they would stay in business for long.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get managers with a proven record on working on big and complex project. Remove department silos, foster innovation and collaboration.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The place to start; not the place to stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley

    Pros

    Work/life balance, PTO, great colleagues, great place to start at a first corporate job, learn a fair amount

    Cons

    -You can put in your time and have great performance reviews but still utterly impossible to move up
    -Your boss or colleague leaves, in order to save every last time you and/or your colleagues will be forced to do the job under the guise of "it's a great opportunity" when really the job is split amongst who is left
    -Having a manager in a different country who "doesn't understand" U.S. HR policies and thus have the ability to play dumb when it comes to grade level ranges, working hours and salaries
    -High performers are given more work but it's actually a curse, not a blessing - low performers get away with being incompetent
    -For a large corporate company I am shocked by the lack of protocol and the way people can "cut corners" - just because it works fairly in one dpt does not mean things will be fair in another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly you must know by now high performers will be forced to leave because of absolutely no praise or "real" opportunity for growth but this is apparently what upper management wants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Sad state of affairs at Wiley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training ground for many positions.

    Cons

    They are in the process of re-organizing by getting rid of employees and outsourcing most jobs to offshore companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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