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Contractor position in quality assurance

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Former Contractor - QA Tester/Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
Former Contractor - QA Tester/Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Wolters Kluwer as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Telecommuting was allowed and everyone in the QA department had a laptop and access to all office systems via remote networking.

Cons

All of the job training and 90% of the project managers worked from home/telecommuting. It was really difficult to get a sense of faces and names and teamwork.

Advice to Management

When I left the management was already encouraging all employees in the QA department to spend at least one day of the week in the office and to get together for lunch on that day. It was sort of working but not everyone was coming in on Tuesdays as requested.

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  1. blowing in the digital winds

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some good & forward-looking people, good vacation time, easy to travel and work from home, relatively relaxed environment, centrally located, lack of nanny computer restrictions on software

    Cons

    Like the title says, this company is not transitioning well into the digital world because they can't find and focus on a winning strategy. The vast majority of staff are mired in the print mindset, and senior management is pretty clueless as to what is going on in their own company, which raises red flags about their strategy going forward. They are very revenue driven, which, with the current leadership, means they tend to throw money in one direction and either forget what they invested in, or abandon the effort when it doesn't pay dividends immediately. The group of smart people dedicated to innovating are few and over-worked. There are frequent "restructurings." They are also very conscious of their #2 (and falling) position in the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the unsexy fundamentals to build a future-oriented digital infrastructure.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Too bad...

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many good people, and working from home office.

    Cons

    Management is new to the space and doesn't understand the business. Significant majority come form ADP and are used to transactional (commodity) business as opposed to selling highly complex, value driven suite of software solutions. Therefore, there's a big disconnect! Furthermore, the compensation package is subpar and is designed so one can't achieve quarterly bonuses that are a significant chuck of your OTE. This is evidenced by the fact that only 1 person got it in Q1, 2014. Furthermore, the products are not ready for prime-time, and don't work as advertised resulting in many unsatisfied customers. One is hard pressed to find anyone willing to provide a positive reference.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, and listen to what they have to say. Managing through fear is not sustainable, and will only lead to a lose/lose scenario. Lastly, please fix the products so we can have some satisfied users willing to provide positive references.


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