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Wolters Kluwer Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated July 2, 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 67 reviews)

  • Under Paid, Sometimes there is no work life balance (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "refreshing in many ways"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Other software developers are generally sympathetic and knowledgeable.
    Work has a clear benefit to society.
    Largely flat management hierarchy makes approaching others easy.

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management can have difficulty understanding impacts of technical decisions.
    Sometimes the CTO has hired various leaders who would best be described as toxic. None remain.

    Advice to Management

    Value collaboration and empathy more.

    Do not interfere too much in decision making without adequate understanding.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good communications between the individuals and leadership levels.
    There are good opportunities to advance positive change.
    A friendly and enjoyable environment to work in.

    Cons

    Cannot remember anything what make me disappointing.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "No visibility & stingy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Saint Cloud, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with skilled software Engineers.
    Decent work /life balance.
    Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Somehow company seemed to be carrying lot of negative energy. Absolutely no visibility & direction from Management.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stable if not very dynamic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    WK provides a middle of the road employee experience. You can be sure that once you have a position in the company, you would have to proactively leave the company to exit it. Work-life balance is good here. There will hardly be a time that you will need to pull 35+ hour weeks. Management tends to lean on VERY conservative estimates for projects to avoid failures.

    Cons

    There isn't much in terms of personal growth assistance from management. They are good at saying they believe in employees getting training, but will not spend a dime on helping employees get the training to do their work. Raises have been very meager, the amount of increase doesn't even cover cost of living changes from year to year. There is a lot of infighting amongst the sister companies that are supposed to be working together. Top management sets very ideal and lofty goals but what ends up happening is the each BU will place those goals secondary to their bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Offer some kind of incentive to employees that perform above average consistently, rather than down play their achievements and praise those doing far less quality work to "even" out the team dynamic. More should be done to get the entire team to work harder to do more things, and not stay under the radar for fear of making mistakes.


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    "Average working environment and career advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Healthcare field and good business potential

    Cons

    Boring,un-challenging, and sometime crazy hours

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and un-biased


  6. Helpful (1)

    ""Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions Chennai- T30 a great Team to work.""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1: Good Salary
    2: Decent hike
    3: You will definitely get what you deserve
    4: good Manager

    Cons

    1: Team Outing is very less

    Advice to Management

    1: Please arrange the team outing once in a quarter so that people can interact with each other that improves communication across the team


  7. Helpful (2)

    "No on boarding plan for new employees. Makes you feel lost."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kingston upon Thames, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - very friendly and pleasant workplace

    Cons

    - Once they hire you, they don't know what to do with you.
    - Management has hit or miss plans
    - False promises while hiring and in one to ones.
    - Below market pay and still being told in appraisal meeting that I am over paid.

    Advice to Management

    - Please provide a true picture to the candidates while hiring.
    - False promises can lead people away from their career paths and they start getting very depressed and frustrated working.

  8. "Senior Software Developer in Italy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Good values (although often just words without effective realization in company strategies)
    Interest in innovation

    Cons

    In Italy, there are few opportunities to advance for employers located outside Milan. No chances for rises, also for high performers.
    Management is hired from other companies (no internal selection).

    Advice to Management

    The company in Italy is fragmented. No synergy among business units: every goes alone.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Learn and Earn Both"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning and Earning both Good.
    Offices are located in the heart of the city.
    Young and Positive Crowd
    Excellent Leave and Insurance policy
    Nice treatment while attending interviews

    Cons

    Food coupons benefits are less.
    Less options for food in canteen. Specially after 6-7 PM

    Advice to Management

    Should standardize all different portals into one.