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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Pros
  • They ensure we have a work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • good people, good benefits, good company (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • 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)

    "Outstanding company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full-Time in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Full-Time in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very successful company; share price doubled in last four years; strong management; good vision; excellent products and services; innovative; treats employees well; good CSR. Unlike many competitors has crossed the chasm from print to digital and is on the forefront of big data. Worth the journey.

    Cons

    Still silos between the businesses; slow-moving at times.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more. You have a great story to tell


  2. "Excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, overseas opportunities, variety of sectors

    Cons

    Don't really pay particularly well

  3. "Excellent Work Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager/Team Lead in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager/Team Lead in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn & earn both at Elsevier. One can strike excellent balance between personal and professional life at this organisation

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase our pace, to keep up to the fast growing market.


  4. "Area sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity with in the department .

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "About Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chennai (India)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work with, lots of onsite oppurtunity

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  6. "Working at Elsevier, Chennai"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journal Manager in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Journal Manager in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work with especially for women. A very understanding management and every concern is taken care of. An employee friendly organization.

    Cons

    A bit of politics here and there around Interim managers.


  7. "Copyrights Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copyrights Coordinator in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Copyrights Coordinator in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Balancing work and personal life was not difficult

    Cons

    Growth is just not based on performance.

  8. "Value People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Best Place for work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Stunningly competent!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, international, long-term focus, competent

    Cons

    Too large, not-local, overly goal focused, disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more and actually do something productive. The counting of words to determine the value of an opinion is an approach that fails to take into account content quality and is only concerned with the amount of content.


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