Reed Elsevier Group
3.1 of 5 78 reviews
www.reedelsevier.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Reed Elsevier Group Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Apr 6, 2014
Reed Elsevier Group – Amsterdam – “Reed Elsevier Headquarters”

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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom

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    Excellent and advanced global, major, web services company

    Director Engineering (Current Employee)
    New Providence, NJ

    ProsAdvanced technology, global presence, more than three billion us dollars revenue.

    ConsLocated mostly in midwest, and there fore not as easily accessible for workers in Northeeast corridor.

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue developing internal cloud and scale to compete globally. Continue developing, currently excellent team of employees, this is a precious asset.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Start-up organization that closed quickly

    Director (Former Employee)
    New Providence, NJ

    Prosthe workers and managers including many executives were strong and valuable players in Internet business and marketing.

    ConsCEO was only focused on selling the unit. The other senior executives were strong, but were not given the freedom to grow the business for the long term.
    The division I worked had a poor business model - the model was to sell it.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't move so quickly into a new market that you're not willing to commit time, money and resources because you played with many people's lives when the organization was closed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Low salary, company gutted.

    Data Analyst (Former Employee)
    New Providence, NJ

    ProsLots of resources and opportunities to learn new technologies.

    ConsWhen I was there, salary was very low (about 60% of what it should be). This doesn't matter now as the company has entered into a JV and been gutted.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New Providence, Union, NJ

    ProsEditorial group was a pleasure to work with.
    Enjoyed the "family-oriented company" atmosphere.
    Company sponsored events for employees.
    On-site cafeteria.

    ConsOngoing restructuring led to disorganization and confusing strategy.
    Difficulty in synching product delivery with IT.
    Unprofessional behavior from manager was never addressed by HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMicromanaging never leads to a positive product outcome. Suggest stepping back and letting editorial staff do his/her job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant shifting coupled with no real change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGenerally treats its employees well. Time off, working flexibility are good, pensions, benefit were good but have been getting worse. Work life can be very pleasant and measured, all the usual trappings of a company their size.

    ConsNo-one's heard of the company. People know the brands but expect to explain how to pronounce Reed Elsevier (reed el-severe) let alone what they do. It seems like change happens at a glacial place. Management has been turned over several times in the last 2yrs, this, coupled with the downturn, has led to continued product stagnation and a general lack of overall direction. They've been steadying the ship but don't have a rudder or any wind the sails.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet some direction, communicate it, to the employees and to the market stick to it.

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    In a cutthroat market, you need to be in touch with all employees.

    Editor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsReed Elsevier provides a decent salary and package, compared to the rest of the industry, which is in dire straits.. Some nice co-workers made the experience pleasant on a day to day basis. Management is pleasant on the face of it, as it is most places in publishing, but gives poor, useless, or no feedback while a project is going on. It has a good reputation in an industry which has the shakes, thanks to diversified products that keep its neck above water.

    ConsThere is poor communication throughout the system, a throwback to an era when things moved along at a lazy pace in publishing. But it matters a lot today. Heavy on the politics, even to the detriment of work time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication up and down. Reward outstanding contributors to the team effort.

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