Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated 22 August, 2014
Updated 22 August, 2014
81 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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30 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.  

    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Salaries, development, company's potential

    Cons

    the bureaucracy sometimes could be difficult.

  7.  

    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)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for 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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    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)

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern for less than a year

    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
  10.  

    Pleasant and low energy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group as a contractor

    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

  11.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    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

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