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"The people and work are great; the employee appreciation, not so much"

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Current Employee - Development Editor in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Development Editor in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Elsevier full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The people here are wonderful, and the work is very fulfilling, if a bit overwhelming at times.

Cons

They have zero interest in talent retention. They low-ball internal candidates, so you end up losing money if you stay here instead of looking elsewhere as you move up your career. Hierarchy is structured so that your direct manager/boss has no power, and very little ability to advocate for you. It's a real shame.

Advice to Management

Start thinking hard about the churn you've been experiencing, and what you can do to retain the good people you have. Competitive pay and company-wide WFH policies (instead of only for SOME people) would be a start.

Other Employee Reviews for Elsevier

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company with good pay and benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elsevier full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is global, offers decent pay and good benefits. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    Too many departments are understaffed and overworked, with poor management at the departmental level. Company is having trouble adjusting to the modern market. While still profitable, it's not the same as it was a few years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Pretending problems don't exist won't make the problems go away.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "If you're reading this run, do not walk, to the closest exit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and colleagues who WANT to do their best for the company because of their personal work ethic.

    Cons

    Leadership who doesn't listen to employees unless it's what they want to hear. Inconsistent policies and procedures that are often applied on an individual basis and ONLY if they provide favorable results for the guy in the corner office.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and they will respect you. Treat them with disdain and they will do the same. Your choice----the business results will prove which path you choose to take.


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