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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  • Senior management is much more concerned with making the finances look good than with actually growing the business (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "Good place to start out. Don't stay too long."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to start out in your career.

    Cons

    The politics can be particularly picayune.

    Advice to Management

    Go see how other places are run.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrbile Management"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay but not worth it

    Cons

    No room for career advancement


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not good for US employees"

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well-respected company, with continued profitability

    Cons

    For US employees, the European leadership is far away and does not honor the corporation's own core values, such as "Respect Our People"

    Advice to Management

    Truly follow the core values.


  6. "Client Service"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit, flexibility, decent pay and ability to work from home from time to time.

    Cons

    No room for growth, segregated environment, non professional environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and what they bring to the table. Have better opportunities for growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Outsourced jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice envionment, flexible schedules and offered paid overtime.

    Cons

    Little career advancement, pay was minimal, coworkers were shady.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Political and biased towards promotions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule for family life.

    Cons

    RE pre-selects which employees they wish to promote and simply to through the motions of interviewing.Many talented employees went on to better careers elsewhere due to the biased management.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the quality of employees you have and how you should value and invest in them.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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