Wiley 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. Great Company to Be a Part Of

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley

    Pros

    Company that feels like a family

    Cons

    None really, management has an open door policy. :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. A good place with good people

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    Current Employee - Editorial Program Coordinator in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Editorial Program Coordinator in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Pros

    Everyone was very friendly and they stuck to a 35 hr work week. Very flexible about work hours too.

    Cons

    Work was unstimulating and I was never quite sure what I was supposed to be doing or how to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make projects more transparent so more people can contribute.

    Approves of CEO
  3. Exciting future with great culture, people and community

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

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

    Pros

    Over the last year or so the Company has established a clear direction and is investing in its future with a number of new acquisitions, which means that there is a significant amount of new and exciting work going on. There is also now substantial investment in training and development and in improving IT systems. The people and culture are great. Many site have a real sense of community and there are lots of social activities for those who want them. The work is challenging and interesting - and you are trusted to get on with it and not over-supervised. There are promotion and development opportunites for those who want them but you need to be pro-active. The Company is structured globally so there is a lot of interaction with other regions and cultures plus the chance to travel. Great benefits and a very good incentive scheme.

    Cons

    Some of the offices need updating as do the computer systems and equipment - there is a plan in place for this. Maintaining a work life balance can be challenging, especially for those who travel frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It has been great and I have worked with terrific management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley

    Pros

    benefits, inspiring managers, leadership, time-off policies, work-life balance

    Cons

    office culture, promotions, training, technology woes, compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. I felt as an important wheel in the huge clockwork of Wiley.

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    Former Employee - Publisher in Chichester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Publisher in Chichester, England (UK)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work

    Current Contractor - Editor in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Contractor - Editor in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Wiley as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    laid back culture, great people.

    Cons

    None so far so can't say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going

    Approves of CEO
  8. Heading in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand with high quality authors and content, making a steady and profitable move to digital. People are friendly, great benefits, good working environment. Recent restructuring changes have been unsettling but seem right-headed given changes in the business.

    Cons

    Pay could be more attractive but seems about right for the publishing industry. Would like to see top performers recognized. People stay at Wiley for a LONG time so career opportunities are a bit limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in talent and development. Provide visible career advancement opportunities and accelerated development track for ambitious and high-potential people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, Wonderful people to work with, 35 hour work week, casual environment

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the Indianapolis market, may need to move to Hoboken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. The place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Flexible hours
    Easy going management

    Cons

    Technology department needs overhaul
    Needs to better consolidate responsibilities into logical teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control the business better, don't let them push you around

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A great internship opportunity.

    Former Intern - Editorial Intern In SSH Journals Department in Malden, MA
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern In SSH Journals Department in Malden, MA

    I worked at Wiley as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Paid
    -Some of the best people that I've ever worked with
    -Learn about all (or most) aspects of the publishing industry
    -Sit-in on strategy meetings and meetings with clients

    Cons

    -Location (Malden is on the Orange Line which helps, but somewhere downtown or in Cambridge would've been nice)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the internship program going!

    Recommends

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