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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

I worked at Wolters Kluwer

Pros

Wolters Kluwer was a very positive experience because everyone worked well together in parts of a team; bi-weekly meetings with upper management

Cons

Contractor-based development teams left a very low morale amongst core group of full time developers; some contract employees lasted only a week or two

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employee retention would be greater if we encouraged increased morale with the team; more company town hall meetings would have given greater visibility

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    Corporate Bureacracy changed company after acquisition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    - The small size of branch office made it easy to work and connect with people
     - The local management great with employees and was able to cut the red tape
     - Enjoyed the health benefits of a large corporation. Larger coporations tend to have better health and travel benefits that smaller or start up companies on a budget

    Cons

    - Affter acquisition main headquarters was distant from child company.
     - Took a long time to get approvals because of long processes
     - Employees with most experience and talents were not recognized
     - No room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you make a company acquisition, make sure you find out who has experience, longevity and knowledge in the company and make use that talent. It seems that the company was not aware of the most valuable employees and allowed them to leave without finding a way to keep them. It is hard to find good experienced people so it is in the companies best interest to hold on to talent.

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    Run, Don't Walk Away from this Place

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    WK has some of the best vacation (PTO) around and the company is very flexible about working from home whenever you need to. There are some really great and talented people working there.

    Cons

    The management is so bad at this place, it has a reputation of being toxic. So many colleagues would sit at their desks in tears for all the impossible workload given to them by upper management. The company's idea of making a profit is to cut people instead of investigating in the infrastructure necessary to transform from the print to the online space. The so out of touch decisions that management would make were nonsensical to those who they would ask to implement them. Horrible environment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in the infrastructure needed to succeed in the online space instead of just talking about it and starting and then stopping projects that go nowhere. Stop laying off people and asking the remaining employees to shoulder the burden of work--they're already at maximum capacity. Get rid of the incompetent managers who know nothing about publishing!

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