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Wiley President and CEO Stephen M. Smith
Stephen M. Smith
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  1. I felt as an important wheel in the huge clockwork of Wiley.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Publisher in Chichester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Publisher in Chichester, England (UK)

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee-friendly. Open attitude. Very high ethical standards in publishing and in society. Very high respect for the academic community. Common-sense approach on investments. Wiley culture spread naturally within the company. Reasonable compensation with decent benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Clusters of old boys' clubs. Serious misrepresenting of numbers, not transparant to higher echelons. Training deteriorated in last decade.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on authors and researchers community: they are not only your breadwinning base, but also your customers! Sometimes, the focus is too much on customers, ignoring their needs as researchers/authors.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Hard to leave, hard to stay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Delightful colleagues and nice office atmosphere - collaborative not competitive
    - Great work/life balance with no pressure to do overtime
    - Feel valued and listened to by immediate managers
    - I really enjoy my work

    I think the number of stories I've heard about people leaving Wiley and coming back say a lot - it's ultimately a really pleasant, fair place to work, but...

    Cons

    - Advancement, particularly from an entry level role, is nigh on impossible regardless of how well you perform or how much praise you receive from your immediate line managers. This is why people leave (and then come back).
    - The very vertical structure means that some very basic tasks/decisions have to be signed off at very high levels, which tends to bog things down.

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of a skilled, loyal and enthusiastic workforce by providing opportunities for advancement.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Good structures and processes. CEO out of his depth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Chichester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Chichester, England (UK)

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid and fair. Methodical. Respected

    Cons

    Can be slow. Complex management structures. Current CEO not of the same calibre as predecessors.

    Advice to Management

    Search for top level CEO - maybe from different industry to challenge conventional thinking

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