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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. "Best Place for work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Journal Manager in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Journal Manager in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management.
    They ensure we have a work life balance
    Employee concerns are taken up seriously
    Flexible timings
    Fun at work where the entire floor including leadership participates
    Decent package with yearly bonuses

    Cons

    There are no alarming concerns as such

    Advice to Management

    Growth opportunities should be stabilized


  2. "Poor vision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Research in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Focus only on short term sales, so anything outside that is given a lot of latitude. A creative type will be able to find interesting sides to explore their field without me ch interference

    Cons

    Focus only on short term sales, anyone outside the sales department is not work A lot. Good for sales people.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your businesses better, that way you can get a lot more out of them. Too much focus on near term sales.


  3. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team, good Hr initiative... Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing as such... Need to be more professional may be


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and package was to good while joining but yearly increment is too less.

    Cons

    Growth would be less comparing to the current market


  8. "International company with home working opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Not too far from home by public transport
    Good pay

    Cons

    Some staff members were very cold and unfriendly

    Advice to Management

    Train staff thoroughly and get organised


  9. "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.


  10. ""Good Working Environment""

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    Former Employee - Copy Writer in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Copy Writer in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good employees
    Great Medical Benefits
    I like the company culture

    Cons

    Can't think of any negative comment


  11. "Value People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working here is the best decision I made.

    Cons

    Reed Elsevier is a very fun place to work.



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