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"Great culture but mired in past mindst, practices, and habits."

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Current Employee - Editorial
Current Employee - Editorial
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great colleagues, good benefits, salaries average but not great, even for the industry. Very family friendly and flexible.

Cons

Management is working hard to become a publisher of the future, but can't seem to shed some old school mentalities and mindset. Too conservative to be aggressive and progressive in digital publishing. Transition has been poorly communicated and employees running on fumes trying to make up for the cuts. Unfortunately the whole industry is going through this so Wiley is not alone.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring VPs for everything under the sun, start investing in technology more quickly, and drop the business jargon and talk to employees like the real, intelligent people they are.

Other Employee Reviews for Wiley

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company until last 18 months"

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    Former Employee - Editorial
    Former Employee - Editorial

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Regular raises/generous bonus structure so compensation is overall fair

    Cons

    Uncertainty over the past 2-3 years led to stress, difficulty focusing on tasks.

    Advice to Management

    More effective regular communication with employees


  2. Helpful (4)

    "The place to start; not the place to stay"

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, PTO, great colleagues, great place to start at a first corporate job, learn a fair amount

    Cons

    -You can put in your time and have great performance reviews but still utterly impossible to move up
    -Your boss or colleague leaves, in order to save every last time you and/or your colleagues will be forced to do the job under the guise of "it's a great opportunity" when really the job is split amongst who is left
    -Having a manager in a different country who "doesn't understand" U.S. HR policies and thus have the ability to play dumb when it comes to grade level ranges, working hours and salaries
    -High performers are given more work but it's actually a curse, not a blessing - low performers get away with being incompetent
    -For a large corporate company I am shocked by the lack of protocol and the way people can "cut corners" - just because it works fairly in one dpt does not mean things will be fair in another

    Advice to Management

    Clearly you must know by now high performers will be forced to leave because of absolutely no praise or "real" opportunity for growth but this is apparently what upper management wants

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