Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
577 Reviews
2.9
577 Reviews
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
Nancy McKinstry
153 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 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.  

    Sales Consultant - When you have to be right.

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    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
  2.  

    Good benefits, not great salary

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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

    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
  3.  

    Fun and casual environment, easy work, but little support.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate SOP Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate SOP Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are awesome and easy to get along with. The work, is really easy for most people and easy to catch on fast. Benefits are great, especially if you have a family. Awesome place to get some entry level corporate experience. Lots of PTO and schedule flexibility when needed.

    Cons

    Management team is in a constant state of confusion and communicate with each other and their teams very little. Instead of hearing about changes from upper management, you end up learning of these changes by making a mistake. Very mundane work, gets old very fast. Doesn't seem to be much opportunity for growth, and the pay isn't that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with each other and foster a professional work environment. Stop playing favorites and start encouraging more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Too focused on numbers, forgetting the employees make success possible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL

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

    Pros

    They have a great training department and make various courses available to staff. Telecommuting is generally permitted one or two days a week and almost always during bad weather. PTO is generous.

    Cons

    Expectations are unrealistic, with more work than the available resources can handle. The "more is better" approach is the norm, rather than making sure it's the right approach and targeting the plan to that goal. A 24/7 work attitude prevails - evenings, weekends, vacations. Top management fosters a toxic culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to staff - get their input on how to make each department more efficient and effective. Look at processes and workloads and adjust both to focus on the highest priorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Software and related services growing; deep challenges in traditional publishing markets

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    overly generous PTO package; numerous projects ongoing, leader in many of its markets

    Cons

    employee engagement is challenged after numerous layoff's and re-organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on software opportunities manage portfolio more aggressively

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Stable place to work

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    • 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

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    It's a Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great: generous time off policy, flex time, health insurance

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You just did a big survey of employees -- take our comments seriously -- don't ask for our opinions and then come back and tell us why we're wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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