Wolters Kluwer
2.7 of 5 517 reviews
www.wolterskluwer.com Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands 5000+ Employees

Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.7 517 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry

Nancy McKinstry

(125 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "I really can't conjure up anything positive other than work life balance"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Flexible work schedules and work from home options"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management have little real understanding of the end user/consumer/market"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Intense pressure from senior management to meet aggressive goals"
    in 26 reviews
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    Frustration due to lack of leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary was decent although the benefits have been steadily getting worse over the last few years. Management never seems to figure out what they want, so employees get a flavor-of-the-week approach to problem solving. Benefit from a niche market with little competition. Dedicated employees that understand the voice of the customer.

    ConsObsession with profits with little attention to working conditions. Poor prospects for growth and very little training provided. Most management seems to be hired from outside Wolters Kluwer

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you take care of your employees, your employees will take care of the customer. Listen to veterans that know the customer and profits will take care of themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ginousmous multifunctional service company trying to run software development like a factory

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits and some really good individual employees

    Consirrational adherence to the belief that every aspect of new software development could be estimated and scheduled prior to initiation of work on a new feature. lead to endless rounds of estimation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They try to keep things entertaining

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMonthly contests and activities to break up the monotony.

    ConsEnduser clients who curse and abusive language

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    Heading in the right direction

    Inside Sales (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsNew vision has been implemented and all groups are coming together. Products are evolving and on the tax side are leading in the industry. The Dallas office environment is very positive with a great group of people. Executive leaders care about the people in the organization and providing the tools necessary to succeed.

    ConsChange is hard. Some people struggle with changing from past practices to give the new a chance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up he good fight. Momentum is building.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You can coast and you can work hard

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsNice work/life balance, work from home, good benefits, good 401k. Nice people to work with, you can develop lasting friendships if you choose to do so.

    ConsSoftware development is not bread and butter for this company, hence heavy emphasis on consultants and SIX Sigma process improvement. Some times it really felt like software development job was more of a "let's spend whole day on talking about software development with management" job. Tons of red tape because IT infrastructure was outsourced to Perot Systems. Do not count on merit based promotions, so your hard work will not be recognized.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful company with a lot to learn.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsVery good company to learn and grow professionally at the start of your career.

    ConsTraining opportunities are limited. Compensation is below average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement can improve on office culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Riverwoods, IL

    ProsIf you are a contractor, then I guess work-life balance. Once you hit the 40 hours a week, you are done. Management will be too cheap to ask you to work overtime.

    ConsExtremely unorganized and horrible communication between teams and departments. There is an obvious divide between older employees and younger employees. All the younger employees are open with each other about how bad it is to work there, and are seeking new opportunities. They also have the highest ratio of contractors to full time employees I've ever seen. Top management doesn't care about anything but money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable and global company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal presence, strong benefits and flexible working conditions

    ConsBranding, Marketing, innovation, lack of career enhancements

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe best part of working at Wolters Kluwer is that you are a part of a larger family.

    ConsThere is no growth opportunities within the certain departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHuge wealth of talent throughout.

    ConsValue grooming employees to grow with the organization

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