Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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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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  1. Marketing Manager

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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

    There a flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is not in touch.

  2. Director of Sales Latin America Markets

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    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Hollywood, FL

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a good company to work for

    Cons

    Sometimes bureaucrat gets on the way

  3. Helpful (2)

    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good training and excellent tech support both inside and for outside customers.

    Cons

    Disconnect with some middle management on meeting the needs of customers and staff. You're flying the plane dealing with mountains and hurricanes, while they criticize your efforts, ignoring customer needs, from the safety of the air traffic contol center, having never actually flown in those circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    Does everyone around Typhiod Mary have to die first? Customers' needs shouldn't be ignored. Dozens of hours spent on administrative reports that don't move the needle forward.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lots of potential

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Good content, colleagues truly want to do a good job and most work hard. There is a fair amount of flexibility in terms of work location.

    Cons

    Everybody is overburdened and over scheduled - there are many days when I am on calls for 8 hours straight; when do you actually get your work done? Disparate systems make it hard to get actionable data. Technologically backwards, with many legacy repositories, systems, and processes making innovation impossible at a supportable cost.

    Advice to Management

    Stop kidding yourselves - you are not a tech company in any way and the global platform org is hurting more than helping in some divisions.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for. Good life and work balance

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accounting in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Work and life balance. paid time off. Decent people to work with and interact at all levels

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are limited. benefits are offered to all employees but not cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Career development. Heath care, dental, life insurance, long and short term and other Benefits.

  7. Meh

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    Former Employee - Production Editor
    Former Employee - Production Editor

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, work from home, paid for overtime

    Cons

    Don't value employee talent, stressful deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Care about growing and cultivating your talented employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    Production Editor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Excellent PTO time and benefits, remote access available to some.

    Cons

    No room for promotion, some bosses leave you on your own until something goes wrong, salaries are insultingly low.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the little people. You'll get more out of them and maybe won't need to look outside the company to hire your next round of upper management.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Pretty bureaucratic company.

    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    reasonable focus on work life balance

    Cons

    the politics and bureaucracy can be stifling

    Advice to Management

    lighten up on the management layers.

  10. A solid launching pad for gaining experience and moving to higher-level career/compensation with other organizations.

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    7.5-hour days, flexible schedule, generous PTO

    Cons

    Low pay and too much uncertainty with M&As.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge top performers with more strategic roles/responsibilities and provide less reward based on seniority only.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Legal Editing at WK

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant/Training Documentor
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant/Training Documentor

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    WK (or CCH as my part of the company was when I first signed on, long ago) is an extremely professional but socially agreeable workplace, with a strong sense of teamwork and very little egocentricity. Its pay and leave always felt generous, but above that, it was filled with a large group of exceptionally agreeable people.

    Cons

    For non-lawyers, the subject matter can be just a trifle dry. However, the challenges involved in getting complex material absolutely perfect compensates for the less riveting legislative minutia.

    Advice to Management

    In my experience with the company, it ran at its smoothest when management spent time consulting with people in all areas of the workforce, ensuring the decision-makers have a firm understanding of every process in the complex business of legal publishing.

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