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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Wolters Kluwer Chairman, Executive Board and CEO Nancy McKinstry
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  • Sometimes upper management can have difficulty understanding impacts of technical decisions (in 69 reviews)

  • Under Paid, Sometimes there is no work life balance (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, etc. Casual and Collaborative work environment. Easy to have work/life balance.

    Cons

    Parts of the organization are an 'old boys club' hard to advance. WK has been build by acquisition - minimal integration and communication between businesses

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more visibility across WK - especially in Sales - contact lists, shared CRM, etc.


  2. "Interesting few years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Management is self serving and develop a CYA culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more.

  3. "Regional Solutions Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits ---Good software

    Cons

    Quotas should be regional quotas not national If you are in a rural territory you won't be able to meet quota year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field they know more than someone sitting inside your office


  4. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment
    Ability to work remote
    Lots of PTO

    Cons

    Poor health plan choices


  5. Helpful (1)

    "WK"

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

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Continued growth in the industry

    Cons

    Very political environment; communication issues


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Typical corporation, old management tactics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Specialist in Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Specialist in Riverwoods, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent amount of PTO time

    Cons

    Lack of prospects for promotion, pay raises that do not cover cost of living, essentially meaning every year I'm here I'm getting a pay cut, no bonuses of any kind.

    Advice to Management

    As of the last several years I've found myself coasting along. I've tried to push, go above and beyond, get involved in projects outside my department, etc but I've not had any type of hope for promotion, bonus, or even more of a pay raise. I haven't even had a formal meeting with my manager for a couple years now. I would suggest better management practices (it appears my manager is so busy with other projects outside our department he has no time for his own people). I would also advice better career paths and bonuses.


  7. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Great CEO with great vision for the company, good work-life balance

    Cons

    limited career growth prospect & opportunities

  8. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and company future

    Cons

    Less complex software product lines manage more complex product lines. Resulting in inefficiency, poor moral, lost revenue, and system data integrity issues.

    Advice to Management

    Don't create processes/systems for the simplest product lines and then force the most complicated into that bucket. Start with the most complex, and work the easier product lines in. Far less mess, client irritation, employee irritation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good job. Left alone if you produce and keep leadership apprised of your status."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide latitude to be creative and produce as you see fit as long as you keep leadership and/or project mgr apprised.

    Cons

    Decisions change on a dime and all your effort is for naught.

    Advice to Management

    White males club. Few females or minorities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wolters Kluwer is so so"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some employees are motivated.
    - Several business units run on autopilot. If nobody showed up for work, it would have little negative impact on revenue. Company is somewhat like a utility at this point.

    Cons

    - Most leaders (VP and higher) are either checked out or simply don't care.

    Advice to Management

    - Encourage leadership to be engaged.


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