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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated November 23, 2016
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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom
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  • Loyalty, passion and dedication are quickly forgotten when senior management changes (in 9 reviews)

  • High turnover rate makes for a very disjointed kind of atmosphere (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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 Reed Elsevier 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


  2. "product manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Elsevier 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "eProduct Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! Pay and benefits are pretty good, lots of opportunity for growth! We really believe in what we sell.

    Cons

    System limitations result in lots of fulfillment and billing issues. Going through a period of chance and restructuring. Increasingly high quotas.

    Advice to Management

    Look for better ways to recognize achievements and motivate employees. Be more visible. Continue to provide sales with new products and tools to sell.


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Advanced products, excellent team, progressive company development, emerging markets, advanced services.

    Cons

    not many cons, however proven technology teams can be managed more effectively with delivery of more advanced products ( this is an issue of any large company and not just RE

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic and drive internal innovation, for example addressing emergent on line services. Innovting through acquisition works as well, but then you need to retain advanced contributors, which is often not done.


  7. "Excellent and advanced global, major, web services company"

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    Current Employee - Director Engineering in New Providence, NJ
    Current Employee - Director Engineering in New Providence, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Advanced technology, global presence, more than three billion us dollars revenue.

    Cons

    Located mostly in midwest, and there fore not as easily accessible for workers in Northeeast corridor.

    Advice to Management

    continue developing internal cloud and scale to compete globally. Continue developing, currently excellent team of employees, this is a precious asset.


  8. "Work Experience"

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    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Current Intern - Systems Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is really stress free and the people you work are very helpful since the average tenure is about 15 years and so they have lots of info to share.

    Cons

    There are occasional layoff seasons and I've seen two seasons in my 1 years working there.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young and innovative employees to build in house products as opposed to buying licenses and software that can be replaced with open source products.


  9. "Procurement"

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

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

    Pros

    Good interaction with various businesses

    Cons

    Repositioning and jobs and shifting support

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  10. "Marketing Internship"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Waltham, MA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, learned about many different functions and divisions. The work space was redesigned and improved allowing for better meetings and a more enjoyable atmosphere

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity. There seemed to be a high turnover rate with many of the employees having worked there for a very short period of time.


  11. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very customer service oriented. Great benefits and hours. Offer many different training and advancement opportunities. Also do special things to boost employee morale.

    Cons

    Many positions in the United States were outsourced and many layoffs took place



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