Mission: Our customers face critical decisions every day; we help them move forward with confidence.
I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time
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
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.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Wolters Kluwer (Waltham, MA) in May 2017.
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.