Wolters Kluwer

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Director

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Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

Pros

Top development and pleasant working conditions

Cons

I do not have any complaints

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Taking a newly created position is risky enough.........

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    Current Employee - Telesales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Telesales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible with PTO, good pay, benefits. World class brands.

    Cons

    It seems the morale has beaten the creativity and vigor out of the company in some of its sectors. Loose federation of companies with overlapping product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No opinion. Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk and reward in the ROC division

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Certain of the upper middle managers are outstanding. By and large it is a "moral compass" type of environment; do the right thing and you'll be ok. There is very little political backstabbing. Most of the people in the Financial Services division called Risk, Origination and Compliance are decent people who want to get along and do the right thing. There is a fair amount of intellectual capital here with dozens of people who know a lot about banking.

    Cons

    The top manager in the division comes from a manufacturing background and is a mechanistic thinker. Totally process and numbers driven, seems not to really grasp what is required to succeed as an intellectual property provider. There is literally NO strategy driving the ROC division at this point. Focus at the top is painfully short sighted, driven purely by quarterly and monthly numbers. The sales revenue is tracked DAILY even though the sales cycle averages 18 months. The short sighted approach has led to the loss of a LOT of good talented people. Some have been cut to make numbers, many leave because they can go somewhere that encourages real innovation. The "motivational" video at the annual meeting for ROC says it all.....a football coach screaming at a high school football player for having a quitter's attitude. Message: suck it up and do as you're told.

    The bottom line here is that the ROC division has about two years to make some senior management changes and get back on track, or very likely it will go into a death spiral. But there are still enough positives that it could be a great company, just won't happen with the current leadership. Know that coming in and plan accordingly.......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to change the focus from this months numbers to actually growing a healthy company. Your customers are starting to notice the lack of investment and your employees definitely notice your complete focus on the short term, which is sucking the drive and energy out of them and creating a fear culture. Take down all the posters that talk about how much you value your employees and customers, and start showing them.......actions speak louder than words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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