Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
591 Reviews
2.9
591 Reviews
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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157 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's been like a roller coaster

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL

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

    Pros

    The company has good benefits, pto days and freedom to work from home.

    Cons

    In the last few years there is so many layers of management that i don't see how that can benefit the company in the long run. The farm out the work to other countries or hire people on contract, reducing the workers here in the USA, but at the same time hiring more higher salary management, while incurring the expense of travel between sites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grab on the business and hire your people here, where is something lost when your people do not some kind of community at the place of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This is a middle of the road company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    It's a large company, so lots of things are always going on. Company values are impressed upon entire company on a regular basis. Jobs are very stable. Work/life balance is good since you can't really overwork yourself, so you end up with a lot of free time.

    Cons

    Hardly any kind of bonus/reward system for going above and beyond. People are congratulated on just meeting the goals set forth rather than exceeded them. Hard to move up in company when there is no value in doing so. Salary is typically middle of the road or below the local average. Management does not foster growth but hinders it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    35 hour work week, decent pay, plenty of paid time off, interesting work, small office atmosphere

    Cons

    Part of a very large company, so a lot of big corporate initiatives can ruin the small office feel. Not many advancement opportunities unless you want to move to another city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency between corporate and office activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It all depends

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Good technology, innovation is encouraged

    Cons

    Some processes seem to be broken

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Consultant - When you have to be right.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Very strong history of expertise in all areas of regulatory compliance. Supportive work environment, great reputation for customer service.

    Cons

    (none) (I can't come up with the 5 required words to say...)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Journal Marketing, Contractor

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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

    great work-life balance, promotions barely exist. People are nice in the office.

    Cons

    Seems like just a place to spend time while you are launching your dream career.

  8.  

    Pass on this one - you won't find it a rewarding professional experience.

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    Former Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Big company (is that a pro?), nice office, fair benefits (though health is not competitive), fair compensation. Convenient to transportation. Having trouble completing the 20-word minimum on "pros"...

    Cons

    Lot of turnover, politics, back-stabbing, a "boy's club" of insiders. Little room for professional development, lack of focus on the customer in lieu of empire building. A sweat shop with little, if any, recognition, so the reward is not commensurate with the overall comp package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump some of those middle and senior managers, they are toxic- you have to ask why there is so much turnover and a poor company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Short term thinking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Generous vacation time, Decent 401 K profit sharing plan, Flexible schedule, engage employees, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Short term thinking, overstretch resources, poor work life balance, gimmick management programs to motivate employees, no investment to grow productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow through with real changes, take time to know what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sixth Rate Company

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

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

    Pros

    Smart coworkers. Some editorial people are very knowledgable.

    Cons

    Top heavy management. Pay is not market rate. Benefits subpar. Lots of lifers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits, not great salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, including domestic partner insurance; lots of PTO; great coworkers, great flexible schedules. Opportunities are available for those wanting to move up. Some great managers make it a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Low salary, increasing work load; company recently closed down a suburban office, making all employees commute into city without adjusting salaries. Not much recognition for hard work. Morale is low. Company seems way behind the curve on digital offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more recognition to lower-level employees to make them feel appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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