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"Best job I have ever had."

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Former Employee - Commercial Sales in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Commercial Sales in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Cross functional teams allow for high visibility, growth, and movement. Great salary and benefits. International offices allow for geographical movement as well.

Cons

Seems to be almost annual "reorganization". In sales position, constant changing of territories and key client assignments deters strong relationships from being built.

Advice to Management

Create a meaningful sales organization structure and stick with it for 3 years before you change it up. It changes so often that it can't be accurately assessed. No one can ever reap the benefits of the past years' investment.

Other Employee Reviews for Elsevier

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    "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elsevier full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible time off.
    Nice office setting with security and covered parking.
    Salary is modest.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management
    Silos of organization prevent effective cooperation between business units
    Promotion/pay increase opportunities very limited
    Hire too many long term temps, resulting in constant turn over and loss of investment by staff

    Advice to Management

    You have a tremendous pool of knowledge and skills in your current employees. Leverage that talent and promote your deserving employees/temps.


  2. "Desire to offer cutting edge products. Sometimes succeed."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elsevier full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent staff
    Flexible
    Decent retirement plan

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Product decision makers often have little to no technological expertise

    Advice to Management

    Become better listeners.

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