Reed Elsevier Group

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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Reed Elsevier Group – Amsterdam – “Reed Elsevier Headquarters”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 79 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom

Erik Engstrom

(28 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • ownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits and company supported initiatives(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication between senior management and the its' reporting teams is not always optimal(in 6 reviews)

  • Poor strategy and execution of off shoring and outsourcing leads to loss of talent, poorer customer service and inefficiency(in 4 reviews)

79 Employee Reviews
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    Good

    Director (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGreat place to work - Good talent and management - great products

    ConsBusiness Environment is tough, salary growth is slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not good, not bad.

    Technical Support (Former Employee) Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    ProsHMO, 24 leaves in a year

    ConsLeaves not convertible to cash, no allowances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllowance, leaves must be convertible to cash.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    good company to work for

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsGood Salaries, development, company's potential

    Consthe bureaucracy sometimes could be difficult.

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    Had been a good experience working here

    Production Planning and Quality Control Executive (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsComfortable shifts, Transportation Facilities, Good Compensation benefits, Entertainment. Hygenic environment. No dress code.

    ConsFlat Hierarchy Structure due to which promotion is minimal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStress on Transparency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people with good opportunities for growth

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Miamisburg, OH (US)

    ProsGood people with good opportunities for growth

    ConsNot interested in products we produce

    Advice to Senior Managementuse more incentive based pay at lower levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A nice place to work at but not the best place for really creative people

    Copy Editor (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsThe best reason has to be the cafe experience; you can have really relaxing coffee/tea breaks here and de-stress.
    secondly, the work culture is pretty decent.

    Consthey can do better by ensuring that all departments coalesce for activities and support each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to take greater interest in what's happening at the lower levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Pleasant and low energy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNon-pressured work environment
    Employees are respected
    Global view
    Many long-time employees
    Family feel in some areas
    OK benefits and perks

    ConsNon-pressured work environment
    Too quiet and staid in some areas
    Sub-par pay
    In some areas too much management turnover
    Technology not advanced

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to move into the 21st century

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    Good

    Webshop Executive (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    Pros1. Good work Environment.

    2. Stress free

    3. Employee Friendly

    Cons1. Ideas of the Employees in the beginning level with good exposure are not valued.

    Advice to Senior Management1. Its time for a change to the E-Operation from the authentic publishing mode of job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Large company that is trying to break out of its traditional publishing mentality into a fast-moving data provider.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe company has a big footprint in many markets and is moving toward some new and exciting technologies/products. It is trying to promote cross fertilisation across its many businesses so there is often an opportunity to work in a completely new field if it is of interest to you. Also, the overall work/life balance is strong.

    ConsThe corporate functions are generally quite removed from the day-to-day activities of the many businesses it owns. This means that it often acts more like an investment management firm rather than a head of a unified company. The CEO is very distant and culture/leadership from the top is not strong.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to better integrate the group, creating an environment where corp managers are eager to engage you and offer innovative ideas. This will also increase communication, making it less necessary for us to provide you with the great amount of data you require which burdens the businesses more than previous CEOs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Simply Neutral

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA good work and life balance

    ConsDissatisfied salary level compared with other companies in the industry.
    Sometimes more talk than work.
    Product launching is sometimes not very pragmatic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter salary level
    Being more pragmatic when launching new products.

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