Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
565 Reviews
2.8
565 Reviews
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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147 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable work-life balance depending on which division you work in and what time of year (in 50 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 32 reviews)

  • Intense pressure from senior management to meet aggressive goals (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good place but needs more organization

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    Current Employee - IT Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to try new things

    Cons

    NO proper order and management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Stable place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and passionate employees. Good benefits and work flexibility. Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Responsibilities and duties can be blurred

  3.  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a wonderful place to start off a career. The work place is structured and the people are very open to ideas. Their internship program is very informative about the industry and life within the company.

    Cons

    Needs to expand into newer technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what they are doing when it comes to interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Different company depending where you are (Tax, Finance, Medical, Legal & WK headquarters)

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sincerely nice people who care about customers, an emerging global corporate culture and some real stars here and there. Reasonable work-life balance depending on which division you work in and what time of year. The European/Dutch home office sets the tone for summer days off, even in the US. Executive leader activity/pay is closer to regular employees than other companies.

    Cons

    Overly safe, political and confusing environment. Overlapping authority and folks bumping into each other with WK corporate trying to step into divisional operations. It's not a united company but rather one slowly slouching towards unity with a lot of fits and starts, and sometimes the little guy gets crushed in the process. Definitely some deadwood leadership here and there wasting time and money and covering their butts by throwing others under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like some of the changes lately. Keep listening to the consistent stars who've delivered technical product. Don't be dazzled by vendors and "strategic partners" who promise you the moon and don't deliver. Get a better education compensation plan - you're bringing in "revolving door" leaders who use WK as a stepping stone, rather than letting your own people shine. And no, a two-day leadership seminar isn't the same thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad place to get experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, benefits, telecommuting, interesting work

    Cons

    Pay, career advancement, poor upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to gain experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Phila, PA

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    work hour flexibility, ability to work at home, relaxed atosphere

    Cons

    not much direction given, given assignments with message and directions lost in the shuffle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good life work balance. Good vision and teamwork.

    Cons

    stock option grants would help motivate employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall experience is good but could be better as company has huge potential workforce.

    Current Employee - BI Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - BI Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Compensation is provided by company.

    Cons

    No Documentation of processes is available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Task processes along with business processes should be streamlined.

  10.  

    Respecful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Entry Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    it's work ethics, values, and compassion for its employees

    Cons

    It is very cold in the building. I need a coat on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire the Interns. I have come to love working for your company, and would love the opportunity, to be a part of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Be careful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editorial
    Former Employee - Editorial

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, option to work part time from home.

    Cons

    Company culture and management. Most departments are severely understaffed, there is poor communication between departments and with vendors; senior management have created an atmosphere of finger pointing and blame; there is a lack of proactive leadership combined with reactive micromanagement when problems arise, and there are little to no performance increases unless you're senior management. In addition, with the exception of official "innovation" programs that are really tokens, managers do not encourage innovation or growth.

    Doesn't Recommend

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