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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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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. "Good place to work but below average pay and ot adjusting to changes to their market well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair treatment of employees, transparent policies, mgt. pretty good. They are recently becoming good at allowing movement to parts of the company but that is only recent. Finally, they are fair, in general, to employees, with some notable exceptions like every company has.

    Cons

    Not reacting well to changes or attacks on their industry of information services and, as a result, not keepign up with internal and external changes in the industry. Need a dose of newew management that cares about changing with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to do the actual job of a sales rep for a week in terms of barriers internally to sales and you will understand how bad that needs to be fixed. Do more to fix employee salary problems for employees to increase retention.


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, innovative fast paced work place. State of the art technologies integrated through scientific publications.

    Cons

    My be to large of a company. You may get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Listen closely to the representative on the street who are the eyes and ears of the company. The outside reps. are the pulse of the company.


  3. "Large company that is trying to break out of its traditional publishing mentality into a fast-moving data provider."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a big footprint in many markets and is moving toward some new and exciting technologies/products. It is trying to promote cross fertilisation across its many businesses so there is often an opportunity to work in a completely new field if it is of interest to you. Also, the overall work/life balance is strong.

    Cons

    The corporate functions are generally quite removed from the day-to-day activities of the many businesses it owns. This means that it often acts more like an investment management firm rather than a head of a unified company. The CEO is very distant and culture/leadership from the top is not strong.

    Advice to Management

    Work to better integrate the group, creating an environment where corp managers are eager to engage you and offer innovative ideas. This will also increase communication, making it less necessary for us to provide you with the great amount of data you require which burdens the businesses more than previous CEOs.


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  5. "Had been a good experience working here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Planning and Quality Control Executive in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Production Planning and Quality Control Executive in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Comfortable shifts, Transportation Facilities, Good Compensation benefits, Entertainment. Hygenic environment. No dress code.

    Cons

    Flat Hierarchy Structure due to which promotion is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Stress on Transparency


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good career prospects"

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Global exposure
    - Diversity of work
    - Training opportunities
    - Great people
    - long-term career

    Cons

    - awful politics
    - terrible health insurance - just been cut back for next year
    - Continual re-organizations

    Advice to Management

    One of the company's core values is "Valuing our people". You might think that you're doing a good job of this but you're not. It's the little things that matter...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Solution Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Development in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Solution Development in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good prospects - good markets and nice environment. Good work-life balance and great people to work with. Compensation is very good, above market average.

    Cons

    Too many re-organisations and every year there is a squeeze on spending hiring etc to make the numbers, Very short term thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you get the long term career progression right. You are loosing too many really good people along the way.


  8. "Supplier quality Manager"

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time

    Pros

    I like the ambience , work culture seemed good no dress code you are given freedom to work with peace in mind .

    Cons

    I have none so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees happy as always u do


  9. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, respect, professionals that er passionate about their job

    Cons

    Slow, political, very fragmented or structure

    Advice to Management

    No


  10. "Productive but boring work; pay and benefits are not competitive."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maxicare (healthcare benefit); clean and professional work stations; team family culture; interdepartmental social activities; outreach programs; family oriented company activities; yearly company teambuilding

    Cons

    Mismanaged teams; favoritism; no office shower areas; expensive canteen food; uncompetitive pay and benefits; questionable hires; questionable supervisors; work overload received from counterparts abroad

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate all managers and supervisors; apply grade system to pay and benefits


  11. "Conference Content Executive Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Conference Content Executive in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Conference Content Executive in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample training period
    Excellent manager
    Flexibility and independence

    Cons

    Less challenging and slow growth


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