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Updated Sep 29, 2023

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Found 1,809 of over 2K reviews
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  • "We're continued to be asked to develop 'world class content' with third world resources and insultingly low salaries.(in 68 reviews)
  • "The pay is low and does not increase by much each year(in 61 reviews)
  • "Management on the corporate side is poor with very little business development experience.(in 59 reviews)
  • "The product manager I had (who was my direct manager) knew about 10 industry catch words and that was about it.(in 43 reviews)
  • "Lack of industry knowledge by senior leadership.(in 38 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Feb 11, 2023
      Software Engineer
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Best work life balance Excellent learning opportunity Employees are the first priority here.


      Everything is good here.Best company


      Thank you for finding the time to leave your review.

      1. 5.0
        Aug 21, 2023
        Former Employee, more than 1 year
        Philadelphia, PA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Elsevier lives its core values - transparent across business activities.


        Be aware the corporate culture is extremely focused.

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      Elsevier has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,963 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Elsevier to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Elsevier employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Elsevier. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

      81% of Elsevier employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Elsevier 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Elsevier to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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      For those who are/were in management- At how many years of experience did you get your first job as a manager? How did you make the jump into leadership? For people whose first management role started at a new company, how did you convince them since you had no prior experience in management??


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