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"Start-up organization that closed quickly"

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Former Employee - Director in New Providence, NJ
Former Employee - Director in New Providence, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

the workers and managers including many executives were strong and valuable players in Internet business and marketing.

Cons

CEO was only focused on selling the unit. The other senior executives were strong, but were not given the freedom to grow the business for the long term.
The division I worked had a poor business model - the model was to sell it.

Advice to Management

don't move so quickly into a new market that you're not willing to commit time, money and resources because you played with many people's lives when the organization was closed.

Other Employee Reviews for Reed Elsevier Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of leadership, no strategic plan for future development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, get to work with some very knowledgeable industry colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of management oversight, manager bullying, HR department has a complete lack of interest in employees, no training/education/mentoring, promotion virtually impossible unless you are close friends with upper management, no respect or concern for clients, out-of-date products and strategies, management will not commit to competing in the digital marketplace. Current leadership of Reed is more like caretakers than innovators.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management must pay attention to the conduct of middle/upper managers, listen to what clients are asking for and saying about us (anonymous surveys only go so far), prod all managers to support staff training and education, human resources MUST take employee concerns regarding management conduct issues seriously and address them, and take decisive steps to grow the product lines to compete in the modern academic marketplace.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I worked in Reed Elsevier Technology Services for a little over two years."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Current technologies, great co-workers, decent benefits.

    Cons

    The use of mass layoffs to improve the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Control the corporate rumor mill, most employees knew layoffs were coming weeks in advance.


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