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RELX Group Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  • Upper management does little to encourage research (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good People to work with, flexible schedule, and the company has a noble mission.

    Cons

    Management is a mixed bag. Frequent turnover, infighting, and questionable logic applied to strategy from the director level on up has led to some inconsistent performance over the past 5 years.

    Upward mobility in the company is non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about the shift from being a print company to a digital services company. It goes beyond just making products that have a digital footprint or operating them as software as a service. They have to be good, and the supporting functions of your business need to be more tech savvy as well. It requires finding the right people with the right skill sets to meet the demand of the current market, and using folks who are entrenched with a mindset from the past 20 years of a business model that is dying isn't working.


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun environment with some very smart people.

    Cons

    A bit of an annoying hierarchy exists.

  3. "Principal systems engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good strategies to be a digital company. Stable. Business models are ok

    Cons

    IT group want to align with. Usiness but still have not figured out since last 5 years

    Advice to Management

    Line manager Recognize the potentials of the good employees before dismissing their positions and their years of experience. Knowledge and expertise are walking out the door unrecognized
    Senior manager - chose line manager wisely with at least a master's or higher degree than the employees they are managing
    C-level. Make sure the company vision and strategies are implemented to the lowest teams the eco- system


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Publisher struggling to become digital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, great work life balance

    Cons

    Limited advancement and poor management

    Advice to Management

    Consider more creative strategies beyond reor


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Sales Operations Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Operations Administrator
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Operations Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Being able to work from home. Wonderful relationships with colleagues, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Extremely poor change management. Constant change without proper foresight, management, training or back-office system upgrades leads to poor results and then more changes the next year, including annual lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your core values and actually value your people. Long time employees with strong knowledge base shouldn't be driven out or laid off if you want to succeed.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Go in eyes wide open"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Global exposure is a plus

    Cons

    Terrible Leadership - value is on the bottom line only. How you get there is irrelevant. Burn through employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actually do something with your employee opinion survey results.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with high level of responsibilty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High level of responsibility within small structure

    Cons

    Global integration still work in progress - creates inefficiencies and slows down the process

  8. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    have independent space and lose to major transportation

    Cons

    opportunities aren't as plentiful as indicated at hire

    Advice to Management

    develop your staff and show commitment


  9. "Stableand reputable but a bit behind on the times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Stable with a very high retention ratio. Average employee is 8-10 Years.

    Cons

    a bit disconnected between departments due to the size of the company, and a bit antiquated in some of there business practices

    Advice to Management

    connect with Mid and lower management more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "They don't know what they're doing."

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, quiet workplace. Great location.

    Cons

    None of the departments talk to each other. My manager never gave me any direction or clear guidance on what was needed. High turnover rate makes for a very disjointed kind of atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Try to adapt a corporate culture philosophy. More training for management in how to actually manage their employees.


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