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"Career development is very unclear from management."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Health benefits is great. I love the flexible work hours.

Cons

People are tired and their future is unclear. It is just a job.

Advice to Management

Listen to your people and think long term.

Other Employee Reviews for Reed Elsevier Group

  1. "Opportunity, reward and job satisfaction: Reed Elsevier offers it all"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development and career progression. There are always jobs advertised internally that offer progression or sideways moves. The benefits are significantly better than other companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    Communication is hit and miss. Because the company is so huge, achieving consistent and regular communication with employees is difficult. As a result, not everyone identifies with the company's vision and objectives as much as they could. Collaboration across departmetns within a business unit is difficult; collaboration across business units is almost unheard of.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and give them permission to use their judgement, even if it means they bend the rules. Staff need to know that not only is it OK but it's actually impertaive that we try new ways of doing things. Embracing change is not easy for many people. Management can lay the groundwork in such a way that actively welcoming or even initiating change is the status quo, by making sure that people know that risk taking is allowed.


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    "A company being strangled by its pursuit for the bottom line."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for RE looks good on your CV, because people that haven't worked for the company think it's a slick operation (if only they knew what a shambles it actually was). You're allowed flexibility in your role and your hours, but this due to the effectiveness of the line management, not the senior management.

    Cons

    The constant risk of redundancy is the biggest downside. There has been wholesale carnage across the UK, which doesn't seem to have been thought through properly, as it has been done to relocate roles and not to "trim the fat". It has led to a massive loss of skill and experience, the cost of which is difficult to estimate.

    Advice to Management

    Look more carefully into the long-term costs of redundancy, it's possible that RE has dug a whole that will take a long time to climb out of. Particularly if those made redundant find themselves working for your competitors.


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