Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
638 Reviews
2.9
638 Reviews
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable work-life balance depending on which division you work in and what time of year (in 51 reviews)

  • Work-from-home is offered (to some) as well as a flexible schedule (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not understand the products in their departments (in 33 reviews)

  • Intense pressure from senior management to meet aggressive goals (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wolters Kluwer Health provides quality content to the health education market.

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    Former Employee - Educational Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Educational Sales in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    The quality of the content was bar none some of the top in the industry at the time.

    Cons

    Market changes have greatly impacted the educational publishing arena. Students no longer buy what is required by their instructors and there is so much out on the internet for free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out with the ultimate customers to realize the impact of the changing market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Emphasis on college degree for hiring and promotion instead on actual work performance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Benefits are great even though they are slowly eliminating some of the flexible work hours and trying to implement a dress code. The work is fulfilling.

    Cons

    This company wants the most for the least. Pay is underwhelming. Management is awful. They have downsized so much that the product is suffering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the micromanagement and let the workers do the work. Hire enough people to create and test a good product in the time alloted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent contracting experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    I was treated as a member of the team, even though I came in as a contractor. I was often asked for advice based on my experience in other areas of publishing.

    Cons

    They should move from a paper check payment to direct deposit for contractors.

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  5.  

    Good people, but not successful in growing the business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very flat hierarchy, senior leadership very accessible

    Cons

    Relies too heavily on acquisitions without strong integration disciplines, no culture for internal business development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate best practices for M&A integration, build internal bus dev programs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company always looking to improve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Long history and very strong brands.

    Cons

    Transition from print publishing to digital proving difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks and invest more heavily in IT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Fair and a good place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good pay, great plavr to grow. Perks such as 20 vacation days, tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement up to $20 a month.

    Cons

    Outdated building, old computers, very limited work from home, some micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to work from home, and if your employees are over performing, there is no need to micromanage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the people I worked with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Agile company. Good work-life balance while I was there. Good opportunities for growth. Fairly positive growth focused culture. Great benefits.

    Cons

    It may have just been due to market conditions, but at times projects which still had promise could be abandoned just prior to coming to fruition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great office culture, but continue to strive to use human capital wisely and be sure employee merits are judge accurately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to be!

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    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    benefits, comp plan, culture, leadership, teammates

    Cons

    prospecting, lack of leadership development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more leadership development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pros and Cons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    leader in space, strong market presence

    Cons

    difficulty integrating acquired tech solutions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of effective Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has some very innovative products
    Work from home is allowed
    Benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Upper management has little idea of what it takes to produce and sell products
    Upper management not straightforward with sales team
    Upper management is more interested in internal politics than effective leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top US Management of company has been in turmoil for years, they take two steps forwards and three steps back. The focus on internal power plays vs. the actual product or rank & file employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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