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Come for the benefits, but beware of shady management styles

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Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Philadelphia, PA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Philadelphia, PA (US)

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Technology is always up to date. Great benefits.

Cons

Too much politics. You have a lot of upper management that are international or have just recently moved to the U.S. and they carry a lot of the "in your face" European management style that may come off as rude.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees. It's one thing to have open dialog with your direct team but people under them need to know you exist.

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  1. The greatest publisher in the world-content wise, but a difficult place in which to succeed.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The largest publisher in the world, delivering critical material to science professionals that ultimately helps in discoveries to improve life and living everywhere.

    Cons

    This applies to the books group only: Heavily matrixed organization, difficult to learn one's way. Systems need work. Change is constant. Sr exec sometimes insults/berates employees publicly and allows an environment for other employees to follow suit.

    Advice to Management

    Senior mgmt (books) needs to show more maturity in group meetings and people management.


  2. EDIT was great, now it is a shell of what it once was.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH (US)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Because you can't find a better job, because the economy is so bad that you would rather risk pending layoffs than work fast food. Because you like creating designs for work being outsourced. Because you are afraid to do better

    Cons

    All of the real work is done in India

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth, don't spin. Employees are not as blind as you think.


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