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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Marketing Coordinator in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great benefits and vacation time -Excellent work-life balance (35 hour workweek) -Realistic expectations for what can be done in a day -Training/growth opportunities (Online training resources are available for interested employees) -Room for advancement (marketing at least has a clear career path to build employees up) -Great colleagues

    Cons

    -Slow (ASAP can mean two weeks from now, if you're lucky. Projects can easily take 6 months by the time everyone 'necessary' has seen/approved it.) -Out of date systems (Many systems were acquired or created to meet the needs of the moment. These are now over-capacity, highly manual and slow.) -Over revenue driven (This might change as senior management recently reorganized around customer groups.)

    Advice to Management

    -Update the systems with growth/flexibility in mind and get all the offices onto the same platforms.

    Wiley2015-05-15
  2. Helpful (6)

    "TOXIC IT LEADERSHIP TERRIBLE SENIOR MANAGEMENT OVERALL"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generous Paid Time Off (if you can use it). Not much else.

    Cons

    1) Open office Environment that is noisy and difficult to conduct conversations/lack of privacy. 2) Toxic IT Senior Management - at Wiley the CTO and CIO roles are reversed and current CTO is an intolerant, know-it-all bully whose management style is based on fear, denigration and personal attacks. 3) IT Vendor Management constantly interferes and sabotages the efforts of the Technology Sourcing team in its... relations with vendors, prior to, during and after negotiations. 4) Very politically correct and leftist in ts HR policies. Those who speak up in ways that violates the company's corporate GROUP-THINK policies and philosophies are slammed with disciplinary write-ups and threats of termination. It's educational publishing and much like the higher education institutions it sells into, the corporate mindset is hostile to people of a conservative persuasion. Millennials and their half-baked ideas are embraced; older, more experienced staff who are conservative are chastised, criticized, labeled, maligned. 5) Lack of flexibility in remote work arrangements, especially in Technology Sourcing. Extremely poor leadership by senior Procurement Management - they do not defend their people or "have their backs." If anything, senior management is all too willing to throw their people to the wolves. 6) Too many systems that don't work well. The ARIBA Sourcing & Procurement system is too cumbersome. As a result, too many people attempt work-arounds which further complicates issues with vendors to include prompt payments, PO invoicing, receipt of good & services.

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    Advice to Management

    Get a really good consulting firm in to review EVERY ASPECT of the company, from the CEO's office on down. FIRE the current CTO! Get rid of IT Vendor Management! Allow Technology sourcing the freedom(s) they SHOULD HAVE to do their jobs WITHOUT interference from other groups that ADD ZERO VALUE!

    Wiley2019-11-19
  3. Helpful (9)

    "RUN, DON'T WALK, AWAY FROM THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL CYCLONE"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I wish I could list several Pros, but I cannot. A small percentage of the people are nice, the building location is great, that's about it.

    Cons

    Wouldn't even know where to start. CEO is a psycho. Senior management team is either completely inefficient or too beat down to stand up to anyone. People walk around stressed to their limits like zombies. Management is immature, holds grudges, allows poor behavior to linger throughout the organization, allows toxic people to stay and poison the rest of the employees. No one knows what they are doing. Zero... communication. Zero trust among management or employees. Everyone is expecting someone else to stab them in their back and usually it happens! Toxic environment led by a narcissist who for some reason has been allowed to run loose in the organization. Everyone is afraid of him. Forget collaboration, forget developing the team - it's every man for himself at this dysfunctional insane asylum. RUN AWAY

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    Advice to Management

    get rid of your ceo and bring in all new senior talent - make the company a place where people can be productive and feel safe

    Wiley2019-10-23
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Terrible upper mgt"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice co workers creates a supportive environment

    Cons

    No mobility. Terrible senior management

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lie to staff

    Wiley2019-05-31
  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Great benefits, -Good pay rates -Fun & challenging work environment -Love my manager and my team

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turnover and a lot of uncertainty lately. Senior management doesn't seem to care about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ALL employees, not just the ones that work for the preferred brands.

    Wiley2018-04-26
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Difficulty navigating the changing waters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, most immediate managers care about work/life balance

    Cons

    Losing its sense of identity, Wiley family really not involved currently, senior management seems to be changing course monthly

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions, stick with them, and give employees support to the needed work. Invest in IT -- real investment, know your changing customers.

    Wiley2017-01-16
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Acquisitons editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are very supportive and willing to share their knowledge. Employees want to help the company move forward.

    Cons

    No room for advancement and a sense that there is no support from senior management. Through downsizing historical knowledge is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to the consultants and pay attention to what the employees have to offer.

    Wiley2016-12-07
  8. "Great Work Life balance"

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     in Matawan, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance easy Commute

    Cons

    Micromanagement No vision from senior management

    Wiley2016-03-09
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Good work/life balance, but unstable company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance - 35 hour work week, lots of PTO. Great colleagues . Company has lots of good people and great friendships have developed over the years. Global company allows the opportunity to work with great colleagues worldwide.

    Cons

    Unstable company. Reorg after reorg for the past couple years and the next one is probably right around the corner. When someone is fired or leaves the company, we aren't able to hire and replace those colleagues. Low pay for the amount of work everyone has to do because of all of the reorgs/layoffs. Senior management says they have a plan for the future but are terrible at communicating a clear message and... continually flip flop about the business strategy and goals. The company has silo upon silo and there are business groups that are the favorites to management. Those are the groups that get the most resources (pay, bonuses, team members, recognition of work).

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in some expert internal communications people because the senior leadership team is terrible at communicating with employees. You've said we're "one Wiley" - start acting like it. There are clearly three separate businesses and within each of those businesses silo upon silo. If we truly combined resources and energy as one company that would change the trajectory of the company.

    Wiley2015-03-18
  10. Helpful (17)

    "The end of an era"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wiley was once an amazing place to work There are still vestiges of the old culture They are generous with time off and work-life balance is still part of the culture The Hoboken office is in a good location, near the train

    Cons

    In 3-4 short years this company has gone from being a great place to work to a place where everyone is waiting to see if their job will be eliminated in the next reorg. Some really great people in senior management have been let go and virtually everyone is demoralized. The pay is based on publishing salaries but they are trying to recruit from the broader information and technology industries so they can't really... compete. Promotions are not that easy to come by and the increases that are offered with promotions are insulting.

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    Advice to Management

    Read "The Tortoise and The Hare" and you will soon discover what is going on. Wiley used to move at a snail like pace and yet we were successful. People couldn't get fired, even if they tried, and that was a problem. Seemingly overnight Wiley started acting like every other company only it felt much worse since they kept giving lip service to how much they care about their employees. They don't care anymore. ... Granted the industry is in transition and changes needed to be made so we all went along with it to a point. Now they are getting rid of talented people and nobody feels like their job is secure.

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    Wiley2015-01-26
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