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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Top notch company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They really care about the well being of their employees.

    Cons

    I couldn't transfer to another similar position.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for! It is very relaxed environment with very friendly people."

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    Current Employee - E-Sales Support
    Current Employee - E-Sales Support
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly folks, flex time, convenient location. Great kitchen area to prepare and have lunch.

    Cons

    May have to stay overtime in the busy season. This may include around 4 months at the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Add more perks. Free snacks!!!


  3. "Art Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. I loved working there. The people there were all first class.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change.


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  5. "Life at Elsevier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, Fantastic I enjoyed every minute of my time there

    Cons

    None. Arrive on time, get your work done, great place to work!


  6. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern

    Pros

    They are fun people and they share great experiences with you. You will learn a lot and you will absolutely enjoy your stay with them.

    Cons

    Well you only get the chance to work with one department and my tasks were not really that aligned to what I was expecting in the very start

    Advice to Management

    Well you have to be really interested to tjeor core business if you want to pursue a career in Reed Elsevier. So will have to understand deeply the things that they were up to


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and team members that were helpful and always available when assistance was needed. Room for growth and moving up within the company is great.

    Cons

    Some teams were too large and having your voice heard during certain meetings was a little difficult when changes or updates were made or needed.

    Advice to Management

    The overall company is conducted with great respect and ethics. One advice would be better time management on projects so there is no risk of issues later down the road.


  8. "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 Reed Elsevier 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.


  9. "IT Support Technician"

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    Current Intern - Desktop Support Technician in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Intern - Desktop Support Technician in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier 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.


  10. "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.


  11. "Opportunity, reward and job satisfaction: Reed Elsevier offers it all"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and opportunities for professional development and career progression. There are always jobs advertised internally that offer progression or sideways moves. The benefits are significantly better than other companies I've worked for.

    Cons

    Communication is hit and miss. Because the company is so huge, achieving consistent and regular communication with employees is difficult. As a result, not everyone identifies with the company's vision and objectives as much as they could. Collaboration across departmetns within a business unit is difficult; collaboration across business units is almost unheard of.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and give them permission to use their judgement, even if it means they bend the rules. Staff need to know that not only is it OK but it's actually impertaive that we try new ways of doing things. Embracing change is not easy for many people. Management can lay the groundwork in such a way that actively welcoming or even initiating change is the status quo, by making sure that people know that risk taking is allowed.



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