Wolters Kluwer

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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
618 Reviews
2.9
618 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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  1.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

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

    Pros

    Great people, allowed me to work independently, easy to get along with teammates, Good facility, Good location, There are many teams with different types of project.

    Cons

    It was difficult for me to interact with employees with other teams. I felt people are not very passionate (hence not much pressure so it could be a pro for some people). HR was not very friendly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people working for a large corp that feels like it's sustaining on inertia

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Great people to work with and generally reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    It's top heavy with a number of different divisions that don't always communicate well or play together nicely. Pay trends low

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

    The company is changing for a traditional content publisher to a the electronic provide of different medias.

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The company has good benefits, personal time off, along with interesting work in the tax, business and health fields.

    Cons

    Management is leaving people go that have a lot of knowledge to finance their efforts to reinvent itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management people who are at the main office and can do a better job of overseeing day to day operations. That might help them be more nimble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great co-workers and lower management!

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    Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Intelligent, friendly co-workers. Very flexible work schedule. Good benefits. I was fortunate in that I liked my lead and manager as well.

    Cons

    Too many overtime hours in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward lower level employees in good years for their loyalty during less profitable years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    they listen to what you have to say. interested in what you have to say

    Cons

    promotions are had to come by

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outside Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Remote, OR

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

    Pros

    I believe the services we provide do impact the world in a positive way! The benefits (medical, time-off, etc.) are rock solid compared to US based companies that seem only look to cut. Good training and top notch tech support for the staff and customers! A lot of flexibility to come up with ideas to move the company forward. The compensation is fair based on the demands of time and effort. Decent base pay with unlimited upside commission in bringing in new customers. Have good list of existing customers to hit quota get into low 6 figures.

    Cons

    Challenges include the extremely large number of products to learn, trying to identify the specific needs of each customer and match them up within a budget they can afford. Automatic price increases every year work to help with quota, but half the customers have flat budgets so products just get cut. Marketing support is very weak and pretty much left in the hands of the sales person to try and uncover leads and email product ideas. Not alot of competitive pricing insight, so you're always the the highest and lose out on new business. Somewhat behind the curve in the technology being offered, but it works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the technology being offered to the customers. Negotiations with Information Partners need to incorporate a strategy of what competition is paying, so we can make moving to WK, when needed more competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I enjoyed the people and direction that the leadership team are taking the company.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Great people....very progressive. Company car, phone, corporate card, laptop and iPad.

    Cons

    Double digit gother expectations levied on the sales team year over year. CRM is getting better but not very intuitive in the design l.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on more attainable goals for the sales teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty good, not great.

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    Current Employee - Writer/Analyst in Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Writer/Analyst in Riverwoods, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits; great life/work balance.

    Cons

    Constant organizational change. Pay is not especially competitive. Not a lot of advancement for editorial staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good company, fun people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance; prime location in NYC; ability to work from home; nice environment

    Cons

    Non-existing career opportunities; the management is pretty disorganized; sometimes the deadlines are imposed without a real business need for it, but rather because of somebody's personal commitment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    It's a good company.

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    Current Employee - Customer Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Good pto, decent pay and fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    No upward mobility and it's hard to transfer to different positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people on the bottom and take their needs into account.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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