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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated December 5, 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. "Inside"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    location, computer systems, communication as far as health benefits, wonderful building guards, lots of places to eat in the area, close to shopping

    Cons

    Some of Chicago Leadership are arrogant-- do not confide or trust -- do not live by the company's values, no place to eat in the building (always need to go out or bring breakfast/lunch with you), office is run down, would not consider a warm environment, no IT onsite...a place to stay to your next stepping stone in life


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not sure how they still have any customers"

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    Current Employee - Support in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Support in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home opportunity, good benefits

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with customers. Changes are made without considering the effect on the customers. Serious lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Work as a customer support representative taking calls for a while, may open your eyes to the reality.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Solutions Consultant"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting few years"

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    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.


  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. Helpful (2)

    "Wolters Kluwer is so so"

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    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.

  8. "Would Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Senior Legal Customer Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Customer Specialist in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome and are unlike any other place I've worked.

    Cons

    Management, support, too many changes too quickly and CT was not fully prepared to launch which in turn negatively affected the clients.


  9. "Data entry"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer as a contractor

    Pros

    No experience needed, training provided

    Cons

    A lot of temporary employees, a lot of cuts


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Denver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people. Very knowledgeable. The current CEO Dan is a great guy and really cares. He is a man you want to work hard for. Since RIF's teams are really starting to work well together. It is nice to the old silo's breaking down.

    Cons

    So many. Lots and lots of favoritism. They hire inexperience managers and expect the world out of them when they don't know what they are doing. Upper management offers little or no guidance. All computers are 5+ years old and most don't work well. Due to the stress level after two RIF's many left. We are now VERY shorthanded. No one seems to care that we are working ourselves to death. Just seem to be concerned with the dollars and not the fitness of employees. Many get burned out. Many stay only because of the high salary. Many HAVE to stay because of the salary.

    Advice to Management

    Sales is great, but if you don't help the people doing the work on the things you sell you will not have anything to sell. You have nothing to sell, you will fail. We need help. Please send help or you soon won't have anyone left.


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