Reed Elsevier PLC Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    Dynamic, innovative fast paced work place. State of the art technologies integrated through scientific publications.

    Cons

    My be to large of a company. You may get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen closely to the representative on the street who are the eyes and ears of the company. The outside reps. are the pulse of the company.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good job for robots... not humans

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary and good coworkers

    Cons

    Everything else. The training department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice and listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a Positive Working Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    good benefits and average pay

    Cons

    Communication from the top is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to do their job well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Would not recommend this as a positive place to work.

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

    I worked at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    compensation and benefits were fair

    Cons

    very "European centric"; leadership not in tune with day-to-day activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more involvement and communication with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good corporate mission, poor management

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier PLC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to value its employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with great products but with inferior leadership at division level

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    Former Employee - Technology
    Former Employee - Technology

    I worked at Reed Elsevier PLC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have transformed their products successfully from print to all forms of electronic publishing. Their subscription models are excellent

    Cons

    In US - they leave division management alone to do whatever they please. The result of this omnipotence? Ruthless division CEOs/ presidents - who take the money and run. Employees worked nights and weekends to meet commitments - with nary an executive in sight.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Low professional standards and no respect for experience and knowledge.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    Benefits, but I don't really know how well these compare with other companies.

    Cons

    Employees are treated as disposable. Employees in the UK have no properly constituted representation and management are free to ignore workers issues on reorganisation. Professional standards have been lowered to match a cost-cutting mentality which drives the business, with quality as a distant secondary consideration. Innovation is being touted as the way forward but there is little evidence of this. Unimaginative management and a lack of real vision is holding back this development. Company is unwilling to invest in research and development and consequently is behind competitors in key areas. Company vision is too inward looking and too process driven to the point where what we do (to generate revenue) seems less important than how we do it. A cheap employee rather than an expert employee seems to be the prevaling vision. Not a plan for cutting-edge achievement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and value expertise and knowledge in your people. Uphold the values you advocate. Invest in the future and don't expect to get something for nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    as a account manager, maily deals with international companies, answering queries and address customers' needs

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    Friendly people, good coaching, detailed documentation, nice working environment, widely use of technology, employees' opinions are always taken into account, good training

    Cons

    Less opportunities to develop into professional role, salary expectation cannot be met, difficult to get to management level as opportunities are rare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    attend more training courses and get ready for the next opportunity, training and development needs should be considered more, flexible working hours should always be a choice for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Publisher

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    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    career opportunities
    large brands
    leading company
    global presence

    Cons

    poor cuture and social fit
    cash not people driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    replace yourself with people people

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunity, reward and job satisfaction: Reed Elsevier offers it all

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier PLC

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development and career progression. There are always jobs advertised internally that offer progression or sideways moves. The benefits are significantly better than other companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    Communication is hit and miss. Because the company is so huge, achieving consistent and regular communication with employees is difficult. As a result, not everyone identifies with the company's vision and objectives as much as they could. Collaboration across departmetns within a business unit is difficult; collaboration across business units is almost unheard of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees and give them permission to use their judgement, even if it means they bend the rules. Staff need to know that not only is it OK but it's actually impertaive that we try new ways of doing things. Embracing change is not easy for many people. Management can lay the groundwork in such a way that actively welcoming or even initiating change is the status quo, by making sure that people know that risk taking is allowed.

    Recommends
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