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Wiley Melbourne Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance of a 35 hour full time work week is great (in 146 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. "Work hard for average remuneration with good people"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, talented staff
    Managers are fair
    Willing to invest in their people

    Cons

    Many decisions that affect you are made at a global level
    Pay is below what you can make in most sales jobs
    Never said, but it is expected that you will work long hours (because the teams are too small)
    Not a lot of room for progression


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Shrinking company in a dying industry."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above award but below industry standard.
    People overall are ok - only a couple of megalomaniacs.
    Some benefits you would not expect - day off for company picnic etc.

    Cons

    Stuck in time with a fragmented business with too much cash and not enough risk. They can see the market has changed but keep buying 2nd rate companies to plug gaps in their offering.

    Senior leadership a bit befuddled. See themselves as a noble profession rather than a business that should be looking to turn profit.

    No real need for this business to operate in Australia and can't see them continuing to be viable here in the medium term.

    Advice to Management

    Sell or Merge to survive.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - -- Please Select -- in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - -- Please Select -- in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture
    You are listened to
    Fantastic compensation

    Cons

    Still working its way through how to be a fully digital company (as of early 2016)

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the boundaries and be prepared to take chances and perhaps fail.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "It is the place to be!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in a support function where I had some long tenured colleagues in the team.These colleagues took on board my new ideas and I always felt supported. Outside of my team many in the business were very supportive of ideas that I brought on board. It is one of the most supportive environments that I have worked in. I was based in one of their Australian offices so being distant from the Hoboken head office does mean that a lot of the changes that happen globally fortunately do not impact us too much.
    I truly believe that the business does it's best to support colleagues. The business does its best to provide adequate training, social activities and room for professional growth.

    Cons

    As a globally listed company a lot of things had to make it's way up the chain for approval which can take a while to come to fruition.
    As many colleagues were long tenured they weren't always open to change. Everyone understands that we need to adapt our way of doing business but change isn't always comfortable.
    The 3 revenue streams do work in silos as a business and this does mean socially there are silios. Despite being a small office often colleagues across the business lines do not really speak to each other.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders of business of different revenue streams should engage in one another more and this will trickle through to their teams.
    As the business goes through changes and start to recognise that they need to bring skills from other industries into the business, they need have a better renumeration strategy to reflect this.


  5. "The place to be?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant environment, good opportunities, nice people, interesting work

    Cons

    Bad office location, work can be a bit samey

    Advice to Management

    A bit more communication would be useful.


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