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Wiley Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
270 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance for those looking for stability, minimal after-work headaches (in 50 reviews)

  • It's a very comfortable place to work, relaxed environment, great benefits (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • Constant shifting of priorities, no room for upward mobility, management was full of themselves (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people trying really hard to do what is best for company

    Cons

    recent management and strategy changes have rocked the company and it is stil trying to find its footing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Separation of Senior Management and Worker-Bees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great vacation time and personal time. Work week was 35 hours a week. Co-workers were pretty good and it was a good environment to work in.

    Cons

    There was really no chance for advancement, no matter how much I tried. I started in a position that never really changed much and lasted in the position for 13 years when they finally decided to close departments and outsource to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people doing the work and not only those in senior management. I think your decision-making would be somewhat different if you did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    In Transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wiley Indianapolis has a flexible, somewhat relaxed atmosphere, but that doesn't mean inefficient. People have a good work ethic and are among the most professional in the business. Benefits are very good, with lots of time off and good insurance coverage.

    Cons

    Like many media companies, Wiley is going through a lot of upheaval within its ranks. Proceed with caution if you are thinking about working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say because I don't think the current senior management puts much weight on what employees might advise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wiley no longer the way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Support in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Global Support in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Wiley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly balance, health benefits

    Cons

    no room for promotions unless yuo are in the inner circle and management lack the knowledge of its workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Wiley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    benefits, layed back culture, pto, work and life balance.

    Cons

    pay, dying industry, all the systems and technology they are using is outdated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    What was once "the place to be" (the company's motto) is no more.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Wiley full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company offers generous time off and stresses work/life balance. My fellow editors were some of the brightest people I've had the pleasure to know.

    Cons

    Hundreds of employees have been laid off over the past two years and the layoffs continue as jobs are being outsourced to India and independent contractors. Meanwhile, management claims to have a new direction in mind, but no one understands what it is. Managers fail to provide direction or feedback. Whether working in-house or as a freelancer for the company, pay is minimal and not in proportion to the value provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees deserve to know where the company is headed in plain English, understandable terms and give employees genuine opportunities to contribute their ideas. Compensation needs to be higher.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Loved the culture and projects, but company is still working out a few transitional issues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing/Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing/Sales in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Wiley full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the sense of community. My coworkers and managers were my mentors and always welcomed my opinion on projects. The projects were challenging, fun and rewarding, especially with the publishing industry heading into a more digital marketplace.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there was no room for advancement within the company and the transition phase was dragged out longer than what it needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wiley has some great management, I just wish there was more trust in those individuals who have a vision for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Company transforming itself

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President & Publisher in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Vice President & Publisher in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you like change, results oriented, and fairly compensated for your work.

    Cons

    Feedback is a little slow, but you have the opportunity to really contribute if you are a self-starter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve the cultural to attract new talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Tenure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits from this company

    Cons

    New Organizational Planning has been implemented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stagnant and insecure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Editor in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's an easy place to work -- casual environment, and the actual work is not stressful.

    Cons

    Don't expect a promotion, management never changes and there is no room for advancement. Layoff and re-organizations happen monthly and upper management is not forthcoming or honest about what's coming next. Most staff is underpaid compared to industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't drag out re-ogranizations and downsizings for over a year and expect to maintain any level of trust with employees. This place will never be the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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