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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated February 3, 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. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Constant reorganization again and again

    Advice to Management

    Don't do it again


  2. Helpful (2)

    "director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director in Lynbrook, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Lynbrook, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules. Good people at many levels and many smart hard working people.

    Cons

    Upper management has a view that everything positive is accomplished by them. Support staff does not get nearly the credit they deserve for any successes.


  3. "anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    great location and fun work environment. much opportunity for advancement, great colleagues. great opportunity for beginning careers and learning

    Cons

    the company was purchased and is now a part of a much larger organization, and is no longer the same. the industry has also changed dramatically and the opportunities are fewer.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you're looking for a stable job, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Employees are visibly invisible. Tier management flies in for quarterly town halls, which is usually a presentation of revenue for the current year and projection of the following year's expectations.
    Performance development is non-existent.
    No one will train you on anything.
    There is a pure disconnect between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    See Cons. Do better.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice office facility, recent upgrades

    Cons

    Lay offs were constant for the many years I worked there.


  7. "Life at Elsevier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "The will work you to death"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Network Security Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Network Security Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary. My previous manager was great, I trusted him, but he left when he saw the direction our team was given. Very Smart Man.

    Cons

    The workload is very bad, you can expect to work well over 40 hours a week, every week. I had a year long project that literally consumed almost every weekend of the year in addition to working during the week and evenings. Current upper IT management is non-technical and is clueless as to how difficult and time-consuming it actually is to replace/install security networking hardware into an existing production environment. They got rid of two groups of experienced employees to replace them with "contractors".

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. Let your employees actually have a life outside of work. Have reasonable expectations of what people can actually do in a prescribed time period.


  9. "Senior User Experience Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good, diverse & knowledgeable colleagues; easy work schedules; Decent package - pay, vacation, 401k contribution & health benefits.

    Cons

    Frequent re-shuffles in job roles; whenever there is upper management level changes, lot of changes trickle down and that leaves uncertain work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Do not make changes so frequently that would bring down morale in the employees.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Find some other place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and the work in and of itself is interesting and rewarding.

    Cons

    If you are let go your boss will blackball you in the industry. Expect to know more than your boss does about the job, its day-to-day requirements, your sacrifices, and the product for which you are responsible.

    Advice to Management

    Cull the herd and get people in supervisory positions who actually know what their employees do for a living.


  11. "Art Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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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