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Pros
  • "Work life balance is highly encouraged throughout company(in 210 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and competitive salaries(in 64 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Constant restructure with no benefit, feels just like it's upper management trying to make a mark and then move on(in 40 reviews)

  • "Senior management very poor unfortunately(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Marketing Coordinator

      May 14, 2015 - Marketing Coordinator in Hoboken, NJ
      Recommend
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      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 -Out of date systems (Many systems were acquired or created to meet the needs of the moment.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.)

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      TOXIC IT LEADERSHIP TERRIBLE SENIOR MANAGEMENT OVERALL

      Nov 19, 2019 - Senior Manager in Hoboken, NJ
      Recommend
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      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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      17 people found this review helpful
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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

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

      Oct 23, 2019 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      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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      9 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Terrible upper mgt

      May 31, 2019 - Marketing Manager in Hoboken, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice co workers creates a supportive environment

      Cons

      No mobility. Terrible senior management

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      11 people found this review helpful

      Wiley Response

      Director

      Thanks for the feedback. Please know that there is no tolerance for lies and deception at any level in a professional workplace - especially at Wiley, where the pursuit of knowledge, education, and truth are a core part of our business. If you suspect unfair or unethical behavior is taking place please report it to your manager or HR business partner immediately.

    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company to work for

      Apr 26, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

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      Wiley Response

      Director

      Team dynamics are vitally important and we do our best to promote teamwork and collaboration throughout the company so thanks for calling that our in your review. Part of having a good team is developing the ability to listen and you're 100% correct that we should be listening to everyone. Hopefully things like the new intranet and tools like Yammer help in that direction. Thanks!

    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Difficulty navigating the changing waters

      Jan 16, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Acquisitons editor

      Dec 6, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
      Recommend
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      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.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Work Life balance

      Mar 9, 2016 -  in Matawan, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Work Life Balance easy Commute

      Cons

      Micromanagement No vision from senior management

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good work/life balance, but unstable company

      Mar 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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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      10 people found this review helpful
    11. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      The end of an era

      Jan 26, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
      Recommend
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      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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      17 people found this review helpful
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