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"GREAT!"

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Elsevier full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great, relaxed atmosphere; wonderful team of people. FABULOUS Christmas parties!

Cons

There is no cons. Thanks

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you do w/employees!

Other Employee Reviews for Elsevier

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Glorified Data Entry"

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    Former Employee - Journal Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Journal Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elsevier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    European-based company, so benefits and vacation package is stellar.

    Cons

    Low pay, job is boring...after a year I felt that I had mastered it and became very bored.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Old MCS - GREAT!!! Current ELS - SUCKS!!!"

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    Former Employee - Client Service in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Client Service in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elsevier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    MC Strategies (MCS, R.I.P. 1986-2005) in Atlanta was a great, wonderful home-grown company that thrived prior to being acquired by Elsevier (ELS). The corporate environment was relaxed yet productive. Employees didn't mind putting in extra hours and efforts over and beyond what was required because the then-president, Don Galimore, was a great person to work for. You wanted to do your best and it was never a chore.

    Cons

    Since Elsevier bought out MCS in 2005, everything has gone downhill from there. Certainly every company's goal is to make money, but ELS does it at the expense of employee morale, to the point that more often than not, employees that stayed became discontent and migrated towards bringing home a paycheck rather than truly enjoying working their hardest for the good of the company. It's counter-productive to browbeat employees into submission who are already more than capable and willing to do the job asked of them. The corporate structure is a joke. Now only the brown-nosers who throw their team members under the bus are the ones getting promoted, and upper management is more inclined to dismiss those who really do the best work and aren't into kissing up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!!! If someone who's been with the company for 5+ years is suddenly not performing up to standard, how about you provide constructive criticism and listen to what the employee is saying in an effort to make that person a better employee, rather than concerning yourselves with creating a paper trail to dismiss that employee? Many of those in positions of management ought not be, or at the very least should be required to have substantial management expertise so that they acquire the skills to motivate and converse with their subordinates in a constructive, professional, and respectful manner.

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