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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated 19 July 2014
Updated 19 July 2014
79 Reviews

3.1
79 Reviews
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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom
Erik Engstrom
28 Ratings

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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Business Environment is tough, salary growth is slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not good, not bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    Pros

    HMO, 24 leaves in a year

    Cons

    Leaves not convertible to cash, no allowances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allowance, leaves must be convertible to cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Good Salaries, development, company's potential

    Cons

    the bureaucracy sometimes could be difficult.

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  5.  

    Had been a good experience working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planning and Quality Control Executive  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Production Planning and Quality Control Executive in Chennai (India)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Flat Hierarchy Structure due to which promotion is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stress on Transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good people with good opportunities for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Miamisburg, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Miamisburg, OH (US)

    Pros

    Good people with good opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Not interested in products we produce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use more incentive based pay at lower levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Copy Editor  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to take greater interest in what's happening at the lower levels.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pleasant and low energy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Non-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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to move into the 21st century

  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Webshop Executive  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Webshop Executive in Chennai (India)

    Pros

    1. Good work Environment.

    2. Stress free

    3. Employee Friendly

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Simply Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good work and life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better salary level
    Being more pragmatic when launching new products.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work 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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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