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Updated Oct 25, 2019

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  1. "Data Research associate"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at Wiley

    Pros

    Good worklife and management. Work life balance is good. Great location and office

    Cons

    At present havent found any

    Wiley2017-09-21
  2. Helpful (12)

    "Losing/Lost its luster as a good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Been here six years. Pros - nice, caring people to work with - was a good work-life balance although that is quickly eroding. Wiley family involvement. Benefits remain pretty good. Feel-good mission and a cool history.

    Cons

    Culture is hurting. Very little appreciation for employees, and when it's there it seems fake. Increasing hours and demands at low compensation. We’re trying to do too much and so nothing is never good enough and the work just piles up. And then everyone is blamed. Someone said the CEO is more like a California startup CEO or a hedge fund guy - kind of a bad fit. Mistakes are always discussed and people... blamed and positives are rarely celebrated. People dont seem as friendly as they used be. They don't share stuff. Everyone is quiet with headphones on. Like we're not a team or even know each other. Way too many meetings. Can't get any work done and then you're blamed. I hear that from everyone I talk to. No one seems happy with the place.

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    Advice to Management

    Appreciate what you have in your people. focus on values and culture. DON'T lose sight of work-life balance. You can't have it all. Can't expect all these non-stop hours and demands for lame compensation. Prioritize. Feels like we’re trying to do way too much everywhere, and nothing good is happening anywhere. Town halls are so long that no one can ask questions. Do a much better job welcoming new employees... and a much better job thanking employees who have been here. Right now, neither is happening. Make it all about people. That's what my generation wants.

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    Wiley2019-10-25
  3. Helpful (14)

    "Finally left due to culture, not a great place for those with Millennial values"

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

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

    Pros

    -Some groups can be very relaxed and work life balance is really good -If you are in the research, content, product part of the business, Wiley is doing some good work that has a positive impact on the world

    Cons

    - culture - very top down in most parts of the company and challenging leaders is very much discouraged - mostly very little focus on developing people, which is very odd for a company that offers learning solutions as a key part of their business - leaders who are there only for the bonuses/money and dont seem to care about any type of mission/vision. - Having employees work from home is still something they... cant fully get comfortable yet office culture is not particularly pleasant

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    Advice to Management

    - Stop being focused on your own person status and power and focus your people, there is very little loyalty in the company - Create a coherent culture, define what you want to be, there is a lot of confusion right now. - you cant cut benefits while having contact restructure and culture issues, then there is nothing left for people to stay for

    Wiley2019-10-05
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Hidden Gem in Greater NYC Area"

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

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

    Pros

    - People are amazing, collaborative, not competitive. - Higher management is approachable and open. Just reach out. Put yourself out there. Make yourself noticed. - Flexible hours, ability to work from home (depending on your manager). - Work-life balance. No expectation to ever stay late. - Many teams, opportunity to apply to other internal jobs, and own your career. - Tuition reimbursement. - Vacation time... is simply amazing. - Real ability to make an impact on the company culture if you're a self-starter. - Reliable company, been around 200 years. A good place to be. - Crunch membership for $35 a month.

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    Cons

    - Pay could be better. You always feel underpaid. - You need to own your own development. Opportunities and promotions won't be thrown at you. You could be in the same job for years, barely progressing. - Some parts of the company are in survival mode (textbooks), so reorgs are common and growth is limited. - Company culture is different depending on where you sit in the company. - Not all managers are real... leaders and capable of developing people. Lack of training and will to standardize that. - Maternity leave could be better.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep the conversation going. Keep raising the standards. Identify young leaders and support their development. Education could use some of the approaches by Research leadership. Train leaders and make sure our different divisions are aligned culture-wise. They almost look like different companies within.

    Wiley2019-09-27
  5. Helpful (16)

    "Hard work does NOT pay off"

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    Current Employee - Product 

    I have been working at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Great, talented colleagues. Good work/life balance but that is ultimately dependent on your line manager.

    Cons

    There's really no clear focus. At least in certain areas. Someone leaves and they don't rehire in a foolish effort to save money. And just push the work to capable already maxed out colleagues under the guise of it's "good visibility" etc. Then people just try to keep everything afloat with no clear possibility of advancement because you're stretched so thin doing a million different things that at the end of the... day really aren't related.

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    Advice to Management

    I understand we all go through tough times but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP being penny wise and pound foolish. All it goes is get you into trouble. Also, please recognize the minions and perhaps ya know bring back decent standard of living raises? The little people are the ones who actually get things done.

    Wiley2019-08-02
  6. "Low stress"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant 

    I have been working at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    A very understanding community, with great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Publishing is a low pay field.

    Wiley2019-07-23
  7. "Great place to work, some organizational issues"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, good life/work balance and I saw a lot of other interns walk away with full-time positions.

    Cons

    Some communication and organizational issues, it's a big company but they tend to act like a small one, which isn't productive.

    Wiley2019-07-11
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Fun colleagues, terrible management, no growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere among peers is excellent, and a lot of the people are really great, work/life balance is good as they're generous with PTO.

    Cons

    The managers are terrible, plenty of room for lateral moves but next to no growth opportunity, pay is below industry standard for many positions

    Advice to Management

    Your job as a manger isn't to be combative, help your employees grow.

    Wiley2019-06-05
  9. Helpful (11)

    "Uninspired and Out of Date"

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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 less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Most people leave at 5:00 or even earlier. Salary and benefits are decent. Hoboken office is in a good location and nice to work in. There are some people working here who really care about Wiley and making it better.

    Cons

    Lack of drive and motivation throughout the company. Very slow paced. After working for a competitor Wiley is behind and struggling to be relevant. Technology and business process is extremely out of date. It takes too long to get simple things accomplished and there is a lack of urgency or direction. Overall it just feels insignificant working here. It’s not a place to grow your career or challenge yourself. ... If you’re someone who likes to accomplish things this isn’t the place for you.

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    Advice to Management

    Light a fire under people and inspire them. Present a clear vision of our strategy, brand, and culture. Carry through on the strategy you present and hold people accountable. Invest in technology, process improvement, and project management. Lack of technology and PMO is embarrassing. Don’t just talk about it actually implement changes.

    Wiley2019-05-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good work and life balance"

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    Current Employee - Learning Specialist in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great facilities and work/life balance

    Cons

    Some departments need to be more innovative

    Advice to Management

    Promote more collaboration, become a more innovative as a company as a whole - many depts (not all) still remind me of an old publishing company that needs to catch-up with the times

    Wiley2019-05-24
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