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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverwoods, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good front-line management
    Very competent co-workers
    Friendly working environment
    Generous paid-time-off program
    Flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Constant changes and layoffs diminish morale
    Changes made without proper pre-planning
    Lack of any feeling of job security
    Diminished learning opportunities
    Limited upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Re-implement employee self-improvement programs
    Provide more internal opportunities for advancement
    Before making staffing changes, study and understand the impacts those decisions will have on the other employees, working units and those required to train their replacements


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don't get stuck in the circus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, co-workers, breaks, free meals

    Cons

    Disenfranchisement of employees, lack of communication


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Wolters Kluwer - consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Salary in conformity with the market
    Flexibility, possibility to work from home if necessary.
    International projects

    Cons

    Opportunities for training are limited
    Almost no guidance, especially for newcomers
    Limited career opportunities


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  5. "Used to be good now it's a paycheck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours if your manager is cool. Able to manage your own workload without too much hassle.

    Cons

    getting an increase is close to impossible unless you have a champion in your corner. Male lead company with attitude to share. Will take advantage of you if you let them. big machine type of company with no morale.

    Advice to Management

    get better ppl in mgmt, spend money on ppl that are loyal, cut back on top level ppl and give the worker bees the money


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Environment going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer II in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, ability to work from home (depends on manager), plenty of PTO. I was very pleased with this company with my prior manager.

    Cons

    A new manager was assigned to my team and it was like working for a micro-managing tyrant. WFH was taken away for no apparent reason. Every morning meeting felt like a "defend your job" session. Work environment went downhill fast. Whole team was demoralized.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like replaceable cogs in your corporate machine or you will start to see a higher turnover rate. There are plenty of better companies out there to work for.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Finance - Health @ WK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice benefit and compensation package.

    Cons

    Too much backstabbing and politics at the upper management levels. Morale is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    You have some of the brightest people in leadership roles but few who understand how to be good leaders of people.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Tax Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging work. Competent work force. Managers tell you exactly what to expect. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Burnout. They work everyone hard 9 months out of the year. Culture is very oppressive. Once you have been there for a while it is hard to leave because skills are not transferable to another company because no one else using their programming language. Most people who have been there a while are only there because they do not think they can find anything better anywhere else. Very few people actually like their job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seems like a stable company

    Cons

    Very rigid and old fashioned culture. Preferatism is shown to males very openly

    Advice to Management

    Learn what 31st century start-ups are doing and create an environment where people feel like they're part of a team and not corporate goons


  10. Helpful (1)

    "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some nice colleagues across the globe

    Cons

    upper management is hierarchical, condescending, no transparency

    Advice to Management

    clean up your HR leadership team


  11. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people work here. This location is small and more relaxed than most.

    Cons

    Too much of a corporate attitude. You are not important to the corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate and recognize your workers.


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