Reed Elsevier Group

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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
85 Reviews
3.1
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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom
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Review Highlights

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

  • Excellent benefits package, including time off for volunteer work, access to e-Learning is included (in 4 reviews)


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

  • They are constantly outsourcing to India, Singapore or Philippines (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance. Advancement can happen if you play the politics right and are ambitious. Flexibility allows for internal job switching if an opportunity comes.

    Cons

    My personal experience was bad because I worked for the American publishing division which was eventually sold off. The division I worked for was in sale mode for nearly four years, and that meant very little investment in technology or business expansion. Overall, the senior management seemed directionless and inaccessible. There was little or no communication between the various divisions.

  2.  

    okey

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance

    Cons

    Low salaries, mangers are not transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look beyond psycophants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Reed Elsevier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, Union, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, Union, NJ (US)

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Editorial group was a pleasure to work with.
    Enjoyed the "family-oriented company" atmosphere.
    Company sponsored events for employees.
    On-site cafeteria.

    Cons

    Ongoing restructuring led to disorganization and confusing strategy.
    Difficulty in synching product delivery with IT.
    Unprofessional behavior from manager was never addressed by HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanaging never leads to a positive product outcome. Suggest stepping back and letting editorial staff do his/her job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Be prepared to work on your own if you are an Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Product Management in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Intern Product Management in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Facilities, good IT department, international atmosphere and welcoming people. Good possibilities to enter an International career in Publishing Bizz.
    Elsevier offers you international experience and looks great on your resume. I had some mixed experience with the company but with the right team and structure you would probably learn a lot.

    Cons

    MATRIX fixed company, not suitable for Interns with low academic background. Be more than just pro active, because their might not be any guarantee for you to have a plan.
    The HR department is not flexible so be sure you have a very clear (written) contract before you begin, to the details about what you are obligated to!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stable, large company regarded well for its content and expertise in healthcare informatics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reliable, stable. Better than average benefits (health, etc.). Some opportunities for advancement. Professional, positive overall culture. Welcoming of thinkers, planners and problem-solvers.

    Cons

    Rather bureaucratic and prone to red tape. Too focused on communication via e-mail and meetings, less on actual actions and executions. Executive management very disconnected from business units under them, and more administrative and operational than able to harness strengths and able to get better depth for better results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out advice from middle management and actual employees that do actual work. Clear red tape. Do away with 'design by committee' mentality. Implement small, focused teams with power (funds, resources) to innovate and build on ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  8.  

    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)

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (less than an year)

    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
  9.  

    good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Salaries, development, company's potential

    Cons

    the bureaucracy sometimes could be difficult.

  10.  

    Had been a good experience working here

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    • 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)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  11.  

    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)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    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

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