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Wiley Chichester Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance of a 35 hour full time work week is great (in 141 reviews)

  • Good benefits and smart employees (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for advancement and a sense that there is no support from senior management (in 16 reviews)

  • Especially credibility of upper management (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Learning Designer - at WES (Part of Solutions)"

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    Current Employee - Learning Designer in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Learning Designer in Chichester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great to be part of the new (ish) Wiley Education Services. I lot of opportunity for growth and development.

    Cons

    None to be honest with you!


  2. "Too many managers with very little training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for employees for not too bad.

    Cons

    They have forgotten how to care for their employees.

  3. "May 2016"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, nice office

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries. Undergoing a lot of restructuring and change


  4. Helpful (9)

    "New blood needed!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chichester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, people and work/life balance

    Cons

    Very little career opportunities, low salaries, extremely centralized and quite unstable.

    Advice to Management

    There is no clear direction. Change doesn't come just by reorganizing the company every 6 months. Wiley is a 200 years old publisher trying to change but unfortunately still stuck in the past. Senior management needs new blood and talent from outside the company.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Chichester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, the training opportunities, flexibility of working

    Cons

    The lack of progression, terrible pay structure, antiquated promotional system

    Advice to Management

    Look after your performers


  6. "I felt as an important wheel in the huge clockwork of Wiley."

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    Former Employee - Publisher in Chichester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Publisher in Chichester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee-friendly. Open attitude. Very high ethical standards in publishing and in society. Very high respect for the academic community. Common-sense approach on investments. Wiley culture spread naturally within the company. Reasonable compensation with decent benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Clusters of old boys' clubs. Serious misrepresenting of numbers, not transparant to higher echelons. Training deteriorated in last decade.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on authors and researchers community: they are not only your breadwinning base, but also your customers! Sometimes, the focus is too much on customers, ignoring their needs as researchers/authors.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hard to leave, hard to stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chichester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Delightful colleagues and nice office atmosphere - collaborative not competitive
    - Great work/life balance with no pressure to do overtime
    - Feel valued and listened to by immediate managers
    - I really enjoy my work

    I think the number of stories I've heard about people leaving Wiley and coming back say a lot - it's ultimately a really pleasant, fair place to work, but...

    Cons

    - Advancement, particularly from an entry level role, is nigh on impossible regardless of how well you perform or how much praise you receive from your immediate line managers. This is why people leave (and then come back).
    - The very vertical structure means that some very basic tasks/decisions have to be signed off at very high levels, which tends to bog things down.

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of a skilled, loyal and enthusiastic workforce by providing opportunities for advancement.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good structures and processes. CEO out of his depth."

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in Chichester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Chichester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid and fair. Methodical. Respected

    Cons

    Can be slow. Complex management structures. Current CEO not of the same calibre as predecessors.

    Advice to Management

    Search for top level CEO - maybe from different industry to challenge conventional thinking


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