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Alphen aan den Rijn (Netherlands)
10000+ employees
1836
Company - Public (WKL)
Information Technology
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Thomson Reuters, Pearson
Customers in over 150 countries depend on Wolters Kluwer information, software, and services to successfully move through the complex layers of data and regulation that define modern business and government.

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Mission: Our customers face critical decisions every day; we help them move forward with confidence.

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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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    "Wolters Kluwer / CCH Tax & Accounting US - Research and Learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand in market place (though diminishing in recent years)
    Lots of PTO
    Good co-workers (below Director level)
    Started offering free coffee last year in cafeteria

    Cons

    Executive level turnover every few years (regime changes)
    Lots of reorgs
    Lots of layoffs
    Older veteran staff not valued or included in decision making
    Lack of transparency
    Executives don't know the tax and accounting profession/industry
    Cut throat, cover you *ss tactics and culture at higher levels
    Rank and file morale terrible
    Executives micro manage
    Decisions made without thinking through the consequences - only bottom line focus ("we'll figure out how to deal with getting things done with 20 less staff down the road")
    Great at cost-cutting (more and more getting outsourced), terrible at knowing how to grow top line.
    Sales rep turnover is astronomical - probably greater than 40% per year
    What executives say and do don't match - consequently no trust
    Could go on much more - bottom line is the Research & Learning organization is dysfunctional ...

    Advice to Management

    Not sure if this can be turned around given all the poor decisions made by Executives in last 3-4 years. Huge loss of talent in recent years.

    Perhaps start over with real "leaders" who are experienced, know the market, are competent, transparent, know how to manage and inspire people versus current gang and how they operate. Fear is not an effective long-term motivator.

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Wolters Kluwer Photos

Wolters Kluwer photo of: We have over 19,000 employees across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. This is the team in Beijing, serving Chinese professionals in fields such as law, accounting, and medicine.
Wolters Kluwer photo of: Our head office in the Netherlands. We're stock listed on the AEX in Amsterdam, and have offices in over 40 countries around the world.
Wolters Kluwer photo of: Tax and Accounting customer Kevin Krueger at our 2013 Half-Year Results Roundtable, speaking with analysts and media about how our cloud solutions have transformed his accounting business.
Wolters Kluwer photo of: CEO Nancy McKinstry gives the keynote at our annual 2013 Technology Conference, designed to spread the latest technologies, insights, and lessons learned in product development across the company.
Wolters Kluwer photo of: Employees connect at the 2013 Tech Conference. Investment in new products is at about 8-10% of revenues and focuses on mobile applications, cloud-based services and integrated solutions.
Wolters Kluwer photo of: Over 74% of revenues come from online, software, and services, including 350 mobile apps and 100 e-journals.
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Wolters Kluwer Interviews

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    Global Society Program and Partnership Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Wolters Kluwer (Waltham, MA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    1 Call with Recruiter
    1 Call with Hiring Manager
    4 face-to-face interviews with Hiring Manager and 3 additional team-members
    3 additional Face-to-face interviews, with Hiring Manager again followed by interviews with 2 VPs

    I heard about this opportunity through a referral. I initially applied for a different roll and later decided to applied for Global Society Program and Partnership Manager because during my call with Hiring manager, she saw a fit on me with the role I ended up interviewing for. Although I am a great fit for the role, after all meetings and conversations, I kind of built expectations that I was going to get an offer but it didn't happen.

    Good Interview process; nothing out of the normal. Very smart people working at WK.
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Wolters Kluwer Awards & Accolades

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, Corporate Knights, 2013
  • Bronze Level Award, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), 2012

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