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Updated December 6, 2018
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  1. "Great if you want to be part of an org going through major transformation and want to make an impact"

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    Current Employee - Director in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, lots of smart and truly nice people, very autonomous work environment for the most part, lots of transformation work so it's great if you want autonomy and have an opportunity to work on a lot of different projects. The place often feels like a start up although it's an old company - this is good if you want to learn and try new things, but not good if you don't like uncertainty.

    Cons

    A lot of chnages everywhere, sometimes moving too fast

    Advice to Management

    Continue to spend time with your millennial and younger workers to undestand how they are driven differently than the previous generations. There are lot of enthusiastic young people but sometimes the older rigid managers don't help with motivation

    Wiley Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Director

    Five stars! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a very thorough review. It's true, we try to create an environment where people have autonomy and can learn new things so thank you as well for... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Great team and department

    Cons

    Too many realignments and strategy changes. Lead by consultants?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of nice truly smart people work here.

    Cons

    too many changes in polices and company direction.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Wiley Education Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much to say here.

    Cons

    Let’s start with leadership and management. It’s a vey top-down style of leadership. People in their ivory towers make blanket decisions for departments they have no insight into, and then expect everyone to follow blindly. Managers lack skills such as empathy, compassion, trustworthiness, and creativity. These managers do not know to empower their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, listen to their needs, and create an environment where people can positively contribute to the workplace. Train your managers to be less numbers focused, and more in line with the needs of their employees. Stop forcing people to follow new procedures blindly, and stop involving people to make decisions for us that have no idea how we operate.

    Wiley Response

    Nov 19, 2018 – Director

    It's important that all employees feel empowered to participate in decisions that directly affect their work and their workplace. We are absolutely committed to creating a workplace culture where... More


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    "Great benefits and compensation package, no career growth"

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    Former Employee - Production Editor in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Production Editor in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great if you need steady employment (as steady as being in publishing is these days) and do not wish to or need to grow your career in any way. It's the only publishing company I've heard of that gives a yearly bonus to everyone in a department, depending on they collectively did. Hours are great, benefits are fine, and PTO is stellar.

    Cons

    Talks a big talk about "innovation" but generally fails to put words into action. No career growth unless people above you leave, only opportunity for growth is management, which are roles they will not create more of. Nobody under the age of 50 should work there because your skills will likely atrophy from lack of use.

    Advice to Management

    Make more promotion opportunities available.

    Wiley Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Director

    Thanks for the review and the honest feedback. Sorry to hear that you think there isn't a lot of opportunity for career growth! We've been working on a new program to highlight and communicate career... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company and benefits given

    Cons

    Not enough substantial employees to handle the day-to-day

    Wiley Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Director

    Thanks for the review!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wiley"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Collegial and pleasant working environment

    Cons

    Sometimes they cannot get out of their own way to get things done.

    Wiley Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Director

    We value the people that work at Wiley and do our best to create a pleasant environment so thanks for noticing! We are continuously looking for ways to improve our processes so that we can enable all... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Pay not great and location not exciting

    Wiley Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Director

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We pride ourselves on trying to build a great work culture and provide a healthy work/life balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley part-time

    Pros

    the people and the benefits

    Cons

    industry is constantly changing and faces fierce competition

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value employees

    Wiley Response

    Nov 19, 2018 – Director

    We'll do our best to continue to value everyone connected to Wiley - employees, customers, partners, and more. Thanks for the review!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Great vacation package and 401k

    Cons

    Lack of process throughout company

    Advice to Management

    Conflicting direction. Absent managers.