Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    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.

  3. 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

    Pros

    7.5-hour days, flexible schedule, generous PTO

    Cons

    Low pay and too much uncertainty with M&As.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Company going through a lot of changes and growth over the years. Trying to define direction one initiative at a time

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

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefits. Remote work is a plus in certain groups. Great exposure to many systems and various application products from document management to mobile based applications. Good place to start but not for the long term.

    Cons

    Management can lack direction and can lead to road blocks for change especially in the adoption of new processes and technologies. Accountability can be lacking and frustrating at times. Executives are trying hard to push for innovation but lack a clear roadmap. Not a place for those those looking for a positive work life balance as your vacation will stay stagnant to end of the year. Good luck using it. Heavy reliance on outsourced partners can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to look 5 years ahead and begin adopting and engaging staff on whats new in the IT landscape. Do not be afraid to raise problems and be more accountable for your team. Listen to your employees to limit desertion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Disorganized but a good company

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Great pay
    -Laid back atmosphere (can be a good thing and a bad thing)
    -Great people in my experience

    Cons

    -Lots of international work at graveyard hours
    -Always on call
    -Very disorganized at times
    -Can be very political and cut throat.

  8. Great Company

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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

    Great upper management who are supportive of new ideas and bringing them to frutition.

    Cons

    Lots of lay offs from year to year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Angry and immature organization

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Leaders don't know how to nor are encoraged to collaborate. This creates a finger pointing, unproductive and unaccountable organization. Short term focus prevents organization from investing in proper technology for people and data management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people and technology and focus less on making sure you get a high bonus by squeezing every penny to inflate revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Micromanagement and Turnover at its worst!

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The company is European owned so the PTO and holiday time off is very good. They have great products and great customers.

    Cons

    The devision I work for is CCH and it has had major turnover in middle management, upper management and in all the employee categories. They have horrible marketing including a website that does not function properly and zero sales collateral available to the field reps. The new comp plans have decreased the income of all the top performers of the company and they have recently begun outsourcing many of the sales activities. They make you sign a non-compete and it eliminates any company in the industry. Be prepared to start over professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a non micro managing team with experience in our products. Raise your salary and commissions to equal all the other companies yo compete with. Provide better training for new employees and develop a strong marketing plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Wolters Kluwer Health provides quality content to the health education market.

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    Former Employee - Educational Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Educational Sales in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    The quality of the content was bar none some of the top in the industry at the time.

    Cons

    Market changes have greatly impacted the educational publishing arena. Students no longer buy what is required by their instructors and there is so much out on the internet for free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out with the ultimate customers to realize the impact of the changing market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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