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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
Reed Elsevier Group – Amsterdam – “Reed Elsevier Headquarters”

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)

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    Excellent and advanced global, major, web services company

    Director Engineering (Current Employee) New Providence, NJ (US)

    ProsAdvanced technology, global presence, more than three billion us dollars revenue.

    ConsLocated mostly in midwest, and there fore not as easily accessible for workers in Northeeast corridor.

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue developing internal cloud and scale to compete globally. Continue developing, currently excellent team of employees, this is a precious asset.

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

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    Work Experience

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Dayton, OH (US)

    ProsThe work is really stress free and the people you work are very helpful since the average tenure is about 15 years and so they have lots of info to share.

    ConsThere are occasional layoff seasons and I've seen two seasons in my 1 years working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more young and innovative employees to build in house products as opposed to buying licenses and software that can be replaced with open source products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Procurement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood interaction with various businesses

    ConsRepositioning and jobs and shifting support

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

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

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    Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Waltham, MA (US)

    ProsGreat environment, learned about many different functions and divisions. The work space was redesigned and improved allowing for better meetings and a more enjoyable atmosphere

    ConsNot much growth opportunity. There seemed to be a high turnover rate with many of the employees having worked there for a very short period of time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsVery customer service oriented. Great benefits and hours. Offer many different training and advancement opportunities. Also do special things to boost employee morale.

    ConsMany positions in the United States were outsourced and many layoffs took place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work-life balance. Very international. Smart co-workers.

    ConsSlow moving. Lots of processes to be followed.

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

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    Ok place to work

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Dayton, OH (US)

    ProsNot a bad place to work and benefits are good.

    Consnot many and overall good place to work

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

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    Solid company that operates under the radar.

    Department Head (Former Employee)

    ProsVery old, stable, multinational, science, technology, and medicine publishing company that offers excellent benefits and steady employment.

    ConsLeadership is not very independent minded and tends to get caught up in trends that cause employee frustrations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more women to senior management and stop being so Dutch.

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

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

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

    Director (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    ConsRather 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 Senior ManagementSeek 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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