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Wiley Indianapolis Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance of a 35 hour full time work week is great (in 143 reviews)

  • Good benefits and smart employees (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Especially credibility of upper management (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. "Lucked into a great team!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wiley has the same work week hours and days off when you first start as the people of Denmark. Denmark has been ranked as the happiest place on earth by several international polls, due to their work/life balance. In an American company, it is so refreshing to find a company that believes you need a personal life, and gives you the time off to have it.

    I also have lucked into a team that has been so welcoming and supportive. I have a great supervisor and am excited about being part of my team.

    Cons

    I don't feel like there is enough collaboration within our team. Everyone works pretty independently. I feel more team reviews of work would encourage conversation and bring about even better and stronger ideas.

    The office is located in a suburban office park out in a field. No walkability to anything. It would be so great to be located within the city.

    Advice to Management

    Wiley reimburses college tuition which is fantastic. I would love to see a policy that opens the doors to some of the code schools and boot camps that don't fall into the category of a college but are great training for these skills at a lower cost.


  2. "constant lay-offs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    every year major changes and direction are happening along with many layoffs. Great people have been impacted. Current employees are in constant fear of being laid off next.

  3. Helpful (4)

    ""WAS" a great company to work for."

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

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Above average benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Poor product quality.
    The company is a shell of what it use to be.

    Advice to Management

    Very sad to see how the company changed from being a fun and energetic place to work to being a very stressful and empty job.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful Wiley!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Awesome benefits (especially if you're in a grade 10 and above level). Pleasant atmosphere and great products. Focus is on digital but company is based on being in the publishing industry for over 200 years. 7th generation family owned...not a lot of companies can say that today! Work Life balance of a 35 hour full time work week is great.

    Cons

    Most in indy office report to managers at corporate level in Hoboken. Day-to-Day interactions are not seen by those managers which takes away from building camaraderie and isolates teams more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Digital progress moving forward but listen to ALL employee feedback. Don't forget our books history. Books will be around forever.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Project Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wiley (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    knowledgeable colleagues and management. excellent pay and benefits, including pto and holidays. good career advancement and assistance (but see cons)

    Cons

    reorganizations can lay off entire departments, no attempt to place excellent experienced employees in suitable openings


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Transition"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    35-40 hour workweek. Generous vacation time. Decent benefits. Good co-workers

    Cons

    Massive layoffs during a transitional period. Many experienced employees were let go and their jobs were given to less experienced employees, freelanced, or outsourced to India.

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing to India was a bad idea. Keep your best.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues were great and I learned so much from them. My immediate manager was the best in my career.

    Cons

    The people to whom my boss reported were not up on the latest technologies and did not act on the advise of their more technically advanced employees. The new direction of the company is brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the humanity back to your company. It seems to strictly be about profit at this point.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Use to be a good company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The time off was good.

    Cons

    I had been with Wiley for over ten years, my job responsibility tripled and then I was kicked to the curb! They told us they had squeezed everything the could out of us! No longer an American "Family" company! Not a transparent company!

    Advice to Management

    You forgot where you came from!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, nice people, good benefits, lots of small events for the different teams, global company

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement, needs updating, company is moving everything around due to moving more digital

    Advice to Management

    Condense the offices so more people can work together. Organize training for the teams. Organize management!


  10. "Nice Company"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wiley as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, laid back atmosphere most of the time. Keeps you busy.

    Cons

    The pay sucks if you are a temp. If you've been there for a while they slowly give you a full-time tasks with part-time pay.

    Advice to Management

    If you know you have a good worker please realize that get them hired on full-time before they leave.


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