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RELX Group Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  • Senior management is much more concerned with making the finances look good than with actually growing the business (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management does little to encourage research (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "product manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RELX Group full-time

    Pros

    Reed Elsevier was one of the most supportive and fun environments i've worked in. good people, good benefits, good company!

    Cons

    could be political and slow moving at times.


  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing/Event Management"

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    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.


  4. "The Standards....."

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    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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't stay too long"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer
    Former Employee - Consulting Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started very young as a contractor and grew my career over 15 years into a consulting position for global communications. Great place to get exposure to a large multi-national company with foot-print in over 100 countries. Good benefits and generous travel policy (for those who

    Cons

    Complex, silos everywhere, lacks vision, and as many others have noticed, a penchant to overlook high-flyers. Anglo-Dutch leadership is out of touch and has been since the 1990s.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking outward to solve the problems and start looking introspectively. I would have never left if the opportunities for advancement were not consistently shut off by the next "great leader in charge of transforming xyz" who ultimately got fired 2 years into their 3 year contract for utter incompetence. When you interview new leadership, make sure you have performed a thorough evaluation on the candidate's claims to accomplishment. In other words, pick up the phone and ask around if they REALLY saved their last company X million dollars.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Micromanagement"

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

    I worked at RELX Group full-time

    Pros

    The best part about this company was the co-workers. Everyone seemed to get along well was a very tight group and many personal friendships are formed.

    Cons

    Management tends to micromanage employees on every single task. There is no real continuity with job duties. The company has a very high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee relations. Overall the company is pretty good but employee treatment can be better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The perfect job if you need something steady..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Consistent schedule, good work/life balance, great department dynamics.

    Cons

    Management has their hands tied by corporate, making change near impossible.

  8. 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.


  9. "World Class Employer"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RELX Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I felt like I won the job lottery! Respect,and professionalism was priority. Absolutely pleased with all aspects of a career with Elsevier.

    Cons

    Can't think of any negatives.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator/Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diversity, work/life balance, friendly working culture

    Cons

    Heavy workload, less innovative, need more new ideas and products


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