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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
522 Reviews

2.7
522 Reviews
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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125 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I really can't conjure up anything positive other than work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Very flexible work schedule, ability to work from home (in 31 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Good people. Mgt listens to "the little guys" team environment.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything to add to cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    CCH Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    CPA needs are changing and so is CCH sales under new leadership. Best kick off meeting since I have been at CCH. We finally have a leader who cares about his people and a greater cause. Keep going!

    Cons

    Too much change, too fast could potentially be unsustainable. A lot of change is necessary here but does not necessarily need to happen in one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course of the change. The DSM's/FSR's you have may not be capable of making the necessary change. The simplicity of your "vital 3 strategy" is resonating but will take a lot of time and disruptive change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fractured

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    4 weeks PTO to start
    Work/life balance is a priority
    there are many types of groups / acquired companies in WK, may allow you to move to other areas of focus

    Cons

    US offices are spread out across the country. Lots of small entities, no real core.

    A company built from lots of acquisitions, I'm guessing your experience will vary depending on what product you work for, and how much/little other WK groups have to do with your product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you remove the leadership from one of your acquired products, replace the leadership with a leader - not random mangers spread out around the country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    WK hates its employees

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - QA Tester/Analyst  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - QA Tester/Analyst in Wichita, KS

    Pros

    If you're lucky enough to have a good lead, and are willing to turn a blind eye to how others are treated, this can be a reasonably decent job.

    Cons

    Your raise will be impacted by other departments you have no control over (or possible know exist). Raises are based on how well your manager can champion you vs some other manager's employees. A 3% raise for a 30,000 a year employee will break the budget. Wages and people are the first things cut when the company has a budget crunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize your employees are valuable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for although with it's growth, less & less focus on their internal customers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Saint Cloud, MN

    Pros

    Co-workers and managers are wonderful, great benefits, lots of internal opportunities for growth is you're improving yourself personally.

    Cons

    It's becoming such a large company that it's losing it's focus on their internal customers - their employees- which affects their success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on your employees - perks, training, coaching, personal attention, project opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits, little growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writer Analyst  in  Riverwoods, IL
    Former Employee - Writer Analyst in Riverwoods, IL

    Pros

    -Good hours (typically 9 - 5 if you manage your work well, unless a huge project is imminent)
    -Generous PTO
    -Good benefits
    -Telecommuting
    -Relaxed, casual work environment

    Cons

    -Low pay - Many writer analysts have law degrees, yet pay is comparable to a paralegal's salary, if not less.
    -Little room for growth - There are usually 2 managers on a team. Unless one of them retires, you will remain a writer analyst. Some folks get promoted to "Sr. Writer Analyst," but manager positions are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain good talent, you need to provide more opportunities for growth.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Poorly defined job requirements, slow projects, low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    The benefits were good and the access to management to move projects forward was consistent. There is the possibility of taking on as much responsibility as you can/want, if you are ambitious and seek it out.

    Cons

    There's a lot of "figure it out as you go" mentality here. Projects seem to be slow to get approved and even slower to move forward or complete. And the compensation was quite low compared to other industries I've worked in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time developing employees and talking about goals and objectives to better manage their professional goals and steer them in that direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Average working environment and career advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Healthcare field and good business potential

    Cons

    Boring,un-challenging, and sometime crazy hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and un-biased

    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work depending on who you are working for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN

    Pros

    The comraderie between people and teams is awesome

    Cons

    Communication between departments was not at the top of the list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a true "open door" policy and answering questions regardless of how difficult they may be, people want to know

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Individual sales contributor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    Pros

    4 weeks of PTO to start - unfortunately that's it.

    Cons

    Employees and customers are not happy and biz is sliding backwards. Management lacks professional experiences and capability to lead the organization and bring meaningful change. Current culture is killing the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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