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3 people found this helpful  

Great culture but mired in past mindst, practices, and habits.

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Current Employee - Editorial
Current Employee - Editorial

I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great colleagues, good benefits, salaries average but not great, even for the industry. Very family friendly and flexible.

Cons

Management is working hard to become a publisher of the future, but can't seem to shed some old school mentalities and mindset. Too conservative to be aggressive and progressive in digital publishing. Transition has been poorly communicated and employees running on fumes trying to make up for the cuts. Unfortunately the whole industry is going through this so Wiley is not alone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring VPs for everything under the sun, start investing in technology more quickly, and drop the business jargon and talk to employees like the real, intelligent people they are.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, Wonderful people to work with, 35 hour work week, casual environment

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the Indianapolis market, may need to move to Hoboken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company that lost direction

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    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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