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Wolters Kluwer CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Nancy McKinstry
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  • "Relaxed Work environment and stress free zone(in 136 reviews)

  • "Flexibility (work from home, or a different country)(in 120 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Plenty of political games with project managers and other upper management(in 83 reviews)

  • "Division Senior Management weak and out of touch with the market and reality(in 56 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Overall my experience has been great. I've had many opportunities for growth and improvement.

      Dec 5, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have a great benefit package which includes insurance, 401k matching, a very generous PTO schedule. There is a lot of promotion from within the company.

      Cons

      Right now there has been some senior management brought in from outside the company and the don't necessarily understand the full complexity of what the company really does.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent CEO, Great Employees, Bad Division Senior Management

      Jan 2, 2021 - Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some very good people and products; CEO McKinstry very good and respected

      Cons

      Division Senior Management weak and out of touch with the market and reality

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      current emplooyee

      Apr 23, 2020 - Solution Architect 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great PTO package and good page as well as stable financial company

      Cons

      Culture is not employee focused and all senior management positions are filled by outside candidates.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      If you want your career to go somewhere you get out

      Jan 14, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance. Decent benefits but pay is way below market. Can coast for a while.

      Cons

      This place is an absolute disaster. Senior management is completely clueless to the trends in the industry and how to lead the transformation to digital. They will become a has been if they don't change. Not a good place for your career long term. It takes a very long time to get anything done, a very slow moving place with lots of cooks in the kitchen. You will work with lots of C grade people. Senior management not open to ideas that differ from theirs. Unreasonable goals and targets without giving people the right tools/plans to help them achieve. They do not respect people and treat them quite badly. Too much outsourcing.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Keep a hammer in your cubicle drawer- you'll need to hit yourself in the head with it quite often.

      Oct 14, 2010 - Senior Relationship Manager in Waltham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance; immediate 4wks vacation right from start; Great reputation in the Tax/Accounting, Legal, and Banking/Mortgage arenas;

      Cons

      Senior Management is short-sighted and rife with cognitive dissonance- their bonuses are tied to Earnings and not Revenue, so they would rather cut headcount to make their numbers than actually put out quality platforms and grow organically; When your clients are your QA Team and find the majority of bugs and errors, its not a good thing- you can only tell them "You're a valued business partner, and we hope to have those bugs worked out soon" so many times before they catch on to the lie and realize that they're spending more time fixing OUR mistakes than using the platform ; Sr. Management told employees that there would be a merit increase- but then reneged without any further explanation (Note: This is the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW that this has happened); You'll pay through the nose for your medical/dental benefits (EU company in the US); no matching 401(k); "Our Employees are our greatest asset- except when its time to recalibrate our human capital"...

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      CCH Tagetik (Wolters Kluwer) Pre and Post Acquisition

      Nov 30, 2017 - Marketing in Stamford, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I began my career at Tagetik before the WK acquisition and enjoyed my time there for 3 years. Just like every company, Tagetik had its ups and downs. Without a doubt, the best part about working there was the people. Tagetik was like a family and that alone is hard to find at any company. There was also great opportunity to travel and experience new places. Overall, that's what has kept many of its current employees, including myself while I was employed here, for many years.

      Cons

      Both before and after the WK acquisition, Tagetik lacked open communication. Senior management was poor in communicating not only changes within the organization but also general information that is necessary to do your job. The most frustrating part about working there was the lack of compensation. It felt like those who worked hard and were deserving were those who were least compensated appropriately while new employees were compensated even well above even their superiors. There is no real structure/procedure and most employees do well above their job description, and unfortunately, aren't rewarded or acknowledged. You really have to fight hard for what you deserve!

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Worst Place if you want a Career

      Apr 14, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with some very smart people; benefits match what you'll find elsewhere; can work at home (but some senior managers try to make people feel guilty about that even though you spend the whole day on the phone in meetings with people in other places). Good job right out of school, but don't stay more than a year. Take your experience to someone who will grow you.

      Cons

      Senior Management is a joke; Surveyed employees to see how "they" were doing, don't think they liked what they heard because it took a long time to hear the results. Alot of bullies at the director level. No recognition. No career development. One of the survey results mentioned the lack of development and training issue was being addressed but when asked about it were told that it wasn't available for everyone because the budget only covered a certain amount of conferences and training sessions and apparently only pets were covered.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      This is a truly outstanding place to work and I highly recommend it!

      Mar 31, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very competitive pay, good benefits, good leadership, great name/brand recognition and an overall positive work environment.

      Cons

      During my tenure, there was a lack of available Management and Senior Management positions available for motivated younger professionals who were ready for career advancement. I hear that "con" may have changed for the better in the last year or two, so there may currently be more opportunity for career advancement than in the past.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      blowing in the digital winds

      Apr 23, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      some good & forward-looking people, good vacation time, easy to travel and work from home, relatively relaxed environment, centrally located, lack of nanny computer restrictions on software

      Cons

      Like the title says, this company is not transitioning well into the digital world because they can't find and focus on a winning strategy. The vast majority of staff are mired in the print mindset, and senior management is pretty clueless as to what is going on in their own company, which raises red flags about their strategy going forward. They are very revenue driven, which, with the current leadership, means they tend to throw money in one direction and either forget what they invested in, or abandon the effort when it doesn't pay dividends immediately. The group of smart people dedicated to innovating are few and over-worked. There are frequent "restructurings." They are also very conscious of their #2 (and falling) position in the marketplace.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company, product, and culture but needs organizational help

      Jun 14, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wonderful product - the best in the market - this product replaces text books at medical schools; Medical reference topics are written by top physician specialists in their field, akin to having a top consultant friend for every medical discipline/subject area. Clinicians and other users love UpToDate - our users sell our products - I've never seen so much fan mail. Competition has to resort to spin and misleading advertising to gain market share - their topics are written by medical writers, not physicians; and they contain substantial inaccurate recommendations. Committed employees who believe in improving patient care. Great bonuses. Employees are treated kindly and respectfully by management, far better than at most similar high tech companies. Deeply committed and astute female MD CEO who 'tells it like it is'. Part of Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH), umbrella parent company with breath and depth of offerings, so we have a promising future as part of larger suite of products. We listen to our customers and believe in the 'wisdom of the crowd' where user feedback constantly helps us curate our medical content; customers also help us refine features and UI design.

      Cons

      Base salary lower than most comparable high tech companies. Hierarchical and rigid management in some departments, akin to a 'medical center' environment, as many MDs are top managers. Company grew from a publishing to a software company, growing pains. Consensus senior management, so change is slow and painful. Lack of organizational infrastructure in many areas. Political difficulties with sister companies in WKH - lack of high level WKH direction leaves individual OUs to duke it out by themselves. Hiring the best medical specialists in the field and including top graphics means substantial royalty payments, so the product is expensive and eats into a healthcare organization's budget - overcoming this hurdle is difficult in today's economic environment where most healthcare organizations are asked to slash budgets.

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