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Limited Time But Enjoyed The Experience

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The hours were good, the pay was great, co-workers great---management ok.

Cons

After spending seven months there laid off when business was sold to thomson. You'd think I could have been told business is being sold when I was hired----no large company plans, executes and finalizes the sale of a business unit in seven month.

Advice to Management

None---your business model is done.

Other Employee Reviews for Wolters Kluwer

  1. Helpful (3)

    Company That Doesn't Know Where It Wants to Go

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Production in Riverwoods, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of benefits...20 PTO days, 12 Holidays, lots of good insurance options, and it's a really slooooooooow pace. It's great if you don't want to have to do a lot of work.

    Cons

    There's basically no promotion from within. There's no promotion or hiring really. The publishing side of the business is dying a slow death. And the leadership is nonexistent. If you have an idea to make things better, you will be discouraged from doing anything about it by your manager. There's a lot of corporate speak and people who are good at sounding smart, but very few actual doers. And the upper management is only interested in investing in things that are going to reduce head count. When software is being developed, the first requirement given is that the software must reduce head count. It's a terrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    You need to completely turn around the culture. Get your VPs out on the floor working with people. Flatten out the organization. Middle managers are tabling process improvements that are very necessary because they're afraid that you're going to ask for them to cut headcount if you find out that a time saving possibility exists. It's a real disincentive to innovate. Also 90% of your staff has been in publishing way too long. Publishing isn't the same as it used to be. And you have no tech-friendly youth in the company.


  2. WKH Philadelphia

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Editor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits Generous time off Employee recognition programs Ability to move up in company

    Cons

    Inconsistent management Unstable environment Difficult time keeping up with competition


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