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"Culture has changed immensely."

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Former Employee - Professional in Hoboken, NJ
Former Employee - Professional in Hoboken, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great people can still be found, a legacy of what once was. If you have a passion for publishing and are interested in an evolving industry, you'll find it all here.

Cons

The realignment of the organization has resulted in disgruntled, unhappy, workers unsure of what's next. Business as usual only works for those who have career stability. Hard workers are not valued nor distinguished. Only the top-tier old boys club are recognized for a job well done. Everyone else just gets the same 2% increase year after year and you're told to be grateful you still have a job. Systems are old and cumbersome. Change is slow and regular layoffs abound.

Advice to Management

Take a good hard look around. If it wasn't for all the colleagues working tirelessly to keep the company afloat all the VPs and Directors wouldn't look so good. Distinguish high performers and get rid of the leaders who are not effective.

Other Employee Reviews for Wiley

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Miss the people, not the stress."

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    Former Employee - Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The local office was great, with caring and conscientious people. Generous benefits and time off. Depending on the manager, you could work a full schedule but still have time for your personal life. Opportunities for learning new things, but only at your specific job level.

    Cons

    The pros are how it used to be. Due to constant layoffs, old culture is gone. Some managers overworked you (50-60hr/wk). No opportunities for advancement. Time-consuming computer systems. Often caustic upper-management personnel. Ambiguous company goals. Ageism/healthism: Older staff let go and replaced by 20 yr olds; many employees given bad reviews for health conditions or after death of partner/spouse/parents.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your middle management and publishers for results (merit) rather than internal political reasons. Be honest with new workers: They will not advance if they are over 30 (somehow, young assistances do). Crack down on managers that micro-manage to make themselves feel better.


  2. "Great company well paying company."

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    Former Employee - Market Specialist in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Market Specialist in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Modern and forward looking really fun place to work with amazing location in Hoboken.

    Cons

    Software a bit out of date.

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