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"Large company that is trying to break out of its traditional publishing mentality into a fast-moving data provider."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company has a big footprint in many markets and is moving toward some new and exciting technologies/products. It is trying to promote cross fertilisation across its many businesses so there is often an opportunity to work in a completely new field if it is of interest to you. Also, the overall work/life balance is strong.

Cons

The corporate functions are generally quite removed from the day-to-day activities of the many businesses it owns. This means that it often acts more like an investment management firm rather than a head of a unified company. The CEO is very distant and culture/leadership from the top is not strong.

Advice to Management

Work to better integrate the group, creating an environment where corp managers are eager to engage you and offer innovative ideas. This will also increase communication, making it less necessary for us to provide you with the great amount of data you require which burdens the businesses more than previous CEOs.

Other Employee Reviews for Reed Elsevier Group

  1. "Simply Neutral"

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

    Pros

    A good work and life balance

    Cons

    Dissatisfied salary level compared with other companies in the industry.
    Sometimes more talk than work.
    Product launching is sometimes not very pragmatic.

    Advice to Management

    Better salary level
    Being more pragmatic when launching new products.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor comminication and decisions from Senior managemnt"

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    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator L3 in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator L3 in Oxford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was OK if you worked overtime. Team I worked in was good and we were able to attend some training.

    Cons

    Bad decisions and complete lack of communication from senior management. So poor that the directors outsourced devisions to an Indian company. No thought of employee welfare what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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