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RELX Group Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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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. "Stableand reputable but a bit behind on the times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "IT Support Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Desktop Support Technician in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Intern - Desktop Support Technician in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at RELX Group as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company with competative wages. I currently work here as an intern.

    Cons

    The company is moving to Raleigh North Carolina so i will be seeking full time employement elsewhere soon. Would love to stay with a tech oriented company.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work depending on what you're looking for"

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

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

    Pros

    - Very serious company: slow, but consistent growth
    - Adaptability to new world (ex - print to digital move)
    - Don't press for quick results. Focused on long-term growth.
    - Independence for employees to grow and develop new projects

    Cons

    - Slow-paced environment, which can sometimes be boring
    - Challenges with internal communication. There are too many companies and businesses under the umbrella group, which feels disorganized at times.
    - Difficulty in prioritizing


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Rough Acquisition Transition"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn at Elsevier. I feel like I have gained about three years of experience in the past year. The financial rigor has pushed me to pick up lots of new skills that I will certainly be able to take with me in my next positions. There are also many, many talented individuals who are absolute experts in their fields.

    Cons

    Senior management is much more concerned with making the finances look good than with actually growing the business. They do much more talking than listening.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to senior management is to let your downstream management finish what they are saying before you jump in to give advice, provide solutions, or discount what they are saying. Most of us have followed a philosophy of not approaching management with a problem without preparing to recommend at least one solution. Most of the time, when we bring up a challenge, it is to explain to you how we are already solving it. We are not bringing it up so that you can jump in before we are finished talking to tell us what to do. That leaves us with a feeling that you don't have confidence in us and that you think that you have solved the problem for us. And we don't get credit for facing and overcoming challenges on our own. Please, extend some respect to us and listen more than you talk when you ask us for a report on something. Or, at the very least, invite a discussion and not a lecture.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great culture, people genuinely care about their jobs
    - Very sharp people who have experience in what they do

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Health insurance isn't great -- very high deductible


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company subject to frequent change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, sometimes turbulent. Fellow staff are generally good folks

    Cons

    Too much change, and not enough information

    Advice to Management

    State strategy clearly, then we can help you achieve it.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing/Event Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Marketing in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers become your family, fun travel destinations. Entry level positions have room to advance quickly. Veteran employees are what is keeping the event teams together.

    Cons

    Culture is awful, no one is motivated, senior management recognizes the problem but does nothing to address it. Benefits are reduced/eliminated every year while more work is piled on without additional support. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. Reed is a customer service company and management provides the worst customer service to it's own employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Has Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worthwhile work. Great people. Has potential to really make a difference.

    Cons

    Poor managment. Business is suffering from an identity crisis.


  9. "The Standards....."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has 401K, benefits and home -office option

    Cons

    Limited career progression and salary enhancements


  10. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, 10-20hr work week during summer, good commissions, customers are easy to call on and want to know about new solutions.

    Cons

    Lots of change within industry as students are no longer purchasing in bookstore and prefer cheaper 3rd party sites like Amazon.


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