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RELX Group Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Erik Engstrom
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  • Upper management does little to encourage research (in 8 reviews)

  • People know the brands but expect to explain how to pronounce Reed Elsevier (reed el-severe) let alone what they do (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Superb employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to do what I do well, a business that is performing, a clear strategy, cool technology, diversity and inclusion, great office location in central London

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing it's clearly working


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company in transition"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to be a "star", as the company is struggling with process change.

    Excellent benefits.

    Plenty of opportunity to advance and demonstrate leadership.

    Cons

    Constant change can be frustrating.

    "Old" company that is struggling to change "the way we've always done it".

  3. "good work/life balance but lower pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule as long as work is done, ability to work from home, good NYC location, great 401K, decent vacation time

    Cons

    lower pay than similar work in financial and tech industry, ok medical insurance, stressful deadlines sometimes


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, management and process at this company is top notch. Software technologies and processes used are very good.

    Cons

    None, I had a great experience there.


  5. "UX in RELX"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lower management looks at UX for guidance in design.

    Cons

    Upper management does little to encourage research.

    Advice to Management

    Start using more UX trained individuals as product managers and conduct more research.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Morale at an all-time low"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with working hours
    Free coffee
    Immediate manager is generally fair and always available

    Cons

    Upper management disconnected and unconcerned with day-to-day operational challenges
    Zero training budget, no reinvestment in ongoing education
    Playing games with annual merit system: employee evaluations are skewed to meet reduced financial goals vs. giving honest reviews
    Incentives given based solely upon location and not performance

    Advice to Management

    Give it up, shut it down.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Laguna Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Laguna Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great and easy selling products.

    Cons

    Elsevier acquired Amirsys and has made it clear that it is not a company that looks after their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with a little more respect

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Procurement"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Maryland Heights, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Maryland Heights, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy the work and business

    Cons

    They don't value their employees enough or their talents

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your employees, become a more stable company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fulfilling career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, global structure, growing L6S expertise and culture, paid time off, benefits competitive. Good intranet to know what's going on.

    Cons

    Lots of outsourcing and/or offshoring. No visible career development, lack of training programs in past two or three years. Some sharp managers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and career development. People want to be in the company, they believe in the products and can see they could make a difference but managers/directors hands are tied because of huge cost cutting.


  10. "Review of RELX Group Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ESolutions Implementation Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - ESolutions Implementation Consultant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RELX Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative Work Environment
    Interested in your opinion

    Cons

    Yearly right sizing
    Needs more opportunity for staff inout regarding products

    Advice to Management

    Better communication from HR regarding leaves


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