Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. Good corporate mission, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Reed elsevier is that the overall mission to help improve the delivery of health information and to better patient outcomes is compelling

    Cons

    Very poor senior management and pay is on the lower side of the scale!!

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to value its employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    Low pay, and mind-numbing work, but you can take lots of days off...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journals, Editorial Production in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Journals, Editorial Production in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is based in Europe, so the attitude throughout the U.S. offices seems to be a tad more "Euro" also. Great vacation time, sick time, AND personal days. Managers are known for being fairly chill and understanding. There is also the opportunity to travel if you have been at the company long enough, and if you are lucky, basically.

    Cons

    LOW pay and VERY limited opportunity for advancement, even though management (via corporate)tries to act like there is, by requiring you to fill out a "personal development plan" that is basically BS. It is a genius idea to keep us motivated, but it becomes a big joke to anyone who had been there longer than a year. My branch was also littered with people who were probably considered "unemployable" for the most part, and were just happy to have a job.

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more candid about our significance in the company. We know there is little to no chance for promotion. We know our job is easily replaced by outsourcing (or more sophisticated softwware). Don't kiss our ass and give us a condescending pat on the head (or a measly $5 starbux card) when we do something right. Anyone who has a half a brain can see through it and it's demoralizing.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Unsure about future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, decent facility. Employees generally able to balance work & home life.

    Cons

    Limited career path. Outsourcing / offshoring will probably continue. Other IT career opportunities in Dayton are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Even a reasonably intelligent person can detect BS so don't give it to us.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Elsevier needs to think before it acts, look at all the other companies failing due to short term financial focus

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Concerned Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Technology A sense of ownership in the process.

    Cons

    Its diffiuclt to advance your career, no clear cut objectives and measurements for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. Think about what it is you just forced the organization to do and rethink your intentions. Short term gain focus ultimately causes significant friction in the the long term. I think you only need to look at AIG and other foundering institutions who based many of their recent decisions on the short term gain and shor term shareholder happiness


  6. Ups and Downs at LexisNexis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dayton, OH

    Pros

    Work is diverse and challenging

    Cons

    They are outsourcing the software and app development employees

    Advice to Management

    Cost is not the only solution to being "World Class"!


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clear strategy, strong senior management, great recent performance, opportunities for development, rewards are good, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Can be slow at times

    Advice to Management

    Slacken off the controls to enable more creativity


  8. Overall ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    good work/life balance good benefits culture is laid back

    Cons

    tough to be promoted sometimes low pay


  9. Excellent Work Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager/Team Lead in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager/Team Lead in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can learn & earn both at Elsevier. One can strike excellent balance between personal and professional life at this organisation

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase our pace, to keep up to the fast growing market.


  10. Supplier quality Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Manager in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Manager in Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time

    Pros

    I like the ambience , work culture seemed good no dress code you are given freedom to work with peace in mind .

    Cons

    I have none so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees happy as always u do


  11. Excellent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, overseas opportunities, variety of sectors

    Cons

    Don't really pay particularly well



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