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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (1)

    "Great Organization, Heavy Workload"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Researcher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer with a lot of work and the management understood the pressure of performing. Great benefits and motivating supervisors.

    Cons

    There was a heavy turnover of employees because there was daily deadlines with a lot of work to do everyday. The pay was also lower than what one would expect for a 50 plus hour work week.

    Advice to Management

    Please add performance incentives

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Plagued with systemic problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standing desks, good work/life balence, bonuses

    Cons

    No project managers, products are managed in silos with little to no coordination, strange political structure empowers people well outside of their area of expertise to make big project decisions that largely go unquestioned until problems arise, lack of experienced devs limits project scope, employees tend to be either complicit to management-level dysfunction or are hopelessly overworked, decision-makers aren't held properly accountable so blame trickles down to production-level employees, uncertainty and anxiousness are the default emotions for most employees

    Advice to Management

    Nothing short of a major shakeup will change this place, because the biggest structural problems with the organization are caused by people in upper management who resist anything that modifies their current setup and work style. Hire project managers, build out a proper project schedule and hold the entire company accountable to it, otherwise I don't ever see this place improving or making itself more relevant.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Well run, diversified company, with stable revenue, international brand recognition, and strong cash conversion."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perfect mix of strong, smart, and strategic leadership in an organization with a caring, supportive and collegial culture.

    Cons

    With a 150 year history, and (too) many long tenured employees (over 20 years of service) WK won't ever be mistaken for Google or Salesforce. Don't come here for a "cool" workspace or cutting edge technology.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to find ways for WK to be more nimble and move faster. Agile development doesn't work with a Waterfall approach to Finance, Marketing, and HR.


  5. "User Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Help Desk in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits; work environment is pretty laid back; everyone is always willing to help. Located directly across Chelsea Market so easy access to great food

    Cons

    Salary is low. No bonuses. Raises are minimum. Not enough team building activities or company outings to increase employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are truly worth


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Don't get stuck in the circus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Marketing Campaign Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Campaign Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Campaign Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience to learn, and lots of opportunities to cross-train.

    Cons

    Stuck in a cubicle all day with little interaction.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Wolters Kluwer - consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Global Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours and coworkers are amazing. The benefits aren't terrible either! Executive leadership is amazing and communicates clear goals to whole company.

    Cons

    Immediate management can be short sided.

    Advice to Management

    Consider potential and customer satisfaction along with production and numbers earned.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Environment going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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