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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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    Meat Grinder for College Graduates

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    Former Employee - Trademark Researcher  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trademark Researcher in New York, NY

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Paid overtime and decent quarterly bonuses mean compensation is good for an entry level position.
    Decent experience developing professional skills.
    401K and health insurance package.

    Cons

    The amount of time you are expected to work is punishing. In the Trademark Research you will routinely work 50-60 hour weeks and sometimes even more than that. You will eat lunch at you desk while you work because while technically you are given a half hour lunch there will be no time for it. Because of this, turnover is huge and management only maintains a staff as small as it possibly can. As a result, you are perpetually understaffed, perpetually overworked, and with no hope of it changing beyond advancing to a management position where they are actually able to leave at 5 most of the days of the week.
    99% of the feedback you will get for your work is negative. Your performance is a points-based system that you, essentially, only can lose points from. In addition the manager of the Quality Assurance team seems to enjoy humiliating researchers who have made mistakes and is extremely condescending.
    I could have dealt with one of these things, but not both. It ends up being an abusive environment.

    If you work for CT, save up all the money you will get from overtime, and start looking for a new job the moment you walk in the door and don't stop until you've found something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overstaff. Turnover is so high and the training period is so long that you need to overhire in order for current employees to feel any effect. If this results in not enough work to go around, then let employees voluntarily go home early. The current situation where they staff is eternally overworked will eventually spiral out of control when too many of your employees leave at once, and then your business will collapse because there is nobody to do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Salary is okay, but expectations and work load not

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    Current Employee - Senior Advertising Sales Representative  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Advertising Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Decent health benefits
    401K
    Good accrual of PTO and vacation time, but only after you've been there five years or more

    Cons

    There have been cutbacks requiring most people to do the work of two to three. Management often not as experienced as those they manage and not willing to listen to people in the field. Constant demands to do projects without providing support needed to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's kind of pointless to give advice because as a master plan is filtered down from below and you are just expected to accomplish it. There really is no room for discussion. I was on one advisory panel that was geared towards bringing issues from workers to upper management, which was disbanded after six months.

    Doesn't Recommend
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