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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Executive Product Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Product Manager in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers; good number of vacation days; decent benefits package, nice office space outside of the city.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, does not listen to its employees about company direction; took away flexible work-from-home policy which enticed strong workers from outside the metro Boston area.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire the right employees, you trust them; therefore, you should allow them to work remotely if they live outside of the 128-belt. Traffic to get to the office can take 2-3 hours for some employees.


  2. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Transformation into information services company from a publisher

    Cons

    The 401K contributions are low

    Advice to Management

    Share more cross-divisional marketing knowledge


  3. "Associate Customer Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent money and great benefits

    Cons

    All communication is via email, has a lack of social aspect


  4. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and pay compensation

    Cons

    Communication is poor, too much turnover at executive positions for any real or good change to be effective.

    Advice to Management

    get to know your employees


  5. "Digital is the way forward"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Riverwoods, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Riverwoods, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for product marketers

    Cons

    Behind the curve with data-driven, digital marketing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company is working through significant change"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with work schedules and opportunity to work remotely at times
    Good people - genuine, caring, smart
    Slowly but surely recognizing and improving deficiencies
    Leaders will hear you out if you aren't too timid or inept to present your case
    Company is ethical and has good values

    Cons

    Internal systems are antiquated and slow to change
    Difficult to get some things done or corrected if they involve some corporate identity that isn't well understood

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make improvements where needed
    Stay close to people on the front line


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent development shop in DFW"

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many good managers, pretty nice work environment for DFW.

    Cons

    Lack of solid technology platform. Recent departure of some very good manager.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good benefits and pay depending on your division- behind the curve tech wise"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401k
    HSA/Good health plans included
    decent pay but below competitors
    Depending on division you work for, you may have great solutions and good managers

    Cons

    Way behind the times (they are still trying to migrate away from being a publishing company) in development and innovation. It was shocking to be at yearly conferences and hear what is planned and realize these are things other companies did 5-7 years ago.
    Very limited mobility to move up or around- They know this and have never implemented a plan
    Fragmented - each business unit is basically a completely different company and they do not work or play well together. Internally- paranoid managers/directors who actively prevent different unit solutions from being integrated, leveraging the capabilities of both, providing an internal reference to, or even talking to other teams.
    HR protects the managers/directors - not the employee. Several long-term employees sabotaged by managers and culture of employees trying to protect each other from specific managers. At the same time, if a VP or Director leaves, the ex-high ranking employee has been blamed for things that have gone wrong that they were never involved with at all.
    No raises in my business unit for anyone despite yearly performance reviews, etc.
    No investment in on-going education

    Advice to Management

    Put in place a system of 360 view of not only managers evaluating employees but employees evaluating managers.
    Put measures in place to prevent harassment and bullying
    Invest in your employees and innovating. It's always talked about but after 5 years, I have yet to see a single change. It's why people are leaving...among others.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don't get too comfortable"

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Saint Cloud, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with but upper management is not transparent.

    Cons

    They are constantly letting people go. They use lots of temps and take forever to hire, if at all.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money on temps and retain good employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is opportunity to excel in your territories. The company is huge and has many benefits e.g., 401k, health, dental, great vacation time.

    Cons

    A lot of testing. They are consistently making changes to the structure of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Very political.


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