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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated 24 Jun 2019

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Wolters Kluwer CEO Nancy McKinstry
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  • "Upper management (non-technical) drives technology decisions(in 77 reviews)

  • "Senior management in some departments lack focus for people and development opportunities(in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Good work exposure. Great work culture. Work life balance is very nice.

    Cons

    No cons as such... But work from home is not available for most of the employees.

    Wolters Kluwer2018-11-04
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best time now, but it creates opportunities for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are really nice, several projects are (were?) interesting, benefits are good, there's a genuine intention to do things right. Would have given 4 stars if the review was a few years earlier, which was before for the cons below.

    Cons

    The recent May 2019 review with the Stay Away statement says it all. It's really not about 99% of the people who work there; it's the culture shift that was imposed in the recent years which is causing harm to this employer. Unfortunately, the Global and NA CEOs both have limited abilities to build trust and inspire the organization. Instead, fear is the main driver and this trickles down from the top to all reporting...

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    Advice to Management

    The current WK outage crisis in an opportunity to reset how Top Global/NA Management drives the company. It will certainly reset the revenue target expectations in the short term, since a retention mode will now be critical. Why not at the same time try to get back to a more human touch, and start to inspire the company again, instead of being so stiff and serious? It will be tough to make the numbers for a while - be...

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    Wolters Kluwer2019-05-09
  3. "Good workplace"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

      Pros

      You get to make your own schedule and have more control over your techniques

      Cons

      Work is sometimes repetitive when you are not in a high rank

      Wolters Kluwer2019-03-13
    • "Professional"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

      Pros

      One of the best organizations I've ever worked for. Team spirit, caring people. Good benefits, including a pension plan. Great work/life balance.

      Cons

      Reports into US Business, which has some pros and cons.

      Wolters Kluwer2019-03-06
    • Helpful (6)

      "Stay away from the Canadian Division."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      There are some good people that work there however they are also seeking to leave the organization. The brand name is good internationally however executive leadership doesn’t view the Canadian division as a growth story.

      Cons

      I have never seen a level of internal politics at any organization. The Head Office decreed to fire a very good CEO a couple years ago, and instilled a new CEO with only one purpose to cut costs. Growing your career or income is very difficult working for Wolters Kluwer Canada. In fact, if you are able to maintain your job, consider yourself fortunate. Management works under fear. Fear that their own jobs could...

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      Advice to Management

      Invest into your employees. Provide growth opportunities. Global HQ needs to provide a direct channel that is unbiased since HR doesn’t have impartiality. Remove the climate of fear since it trickles down to operational managers and to the employees.

      Wolters Kluwer2019-03-26
    • Helpful (3)

      "Call Centre Mentality"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The company in the past was focused on employees and ensuring their well being was intact along with being able to progress within. In addition to this, real comrodary in the company and everyone on same page. This was the standard before 2018

      Cons

      Company is now focused on numbers with new management. You become just a number, no team any longer, everyone is under the gun to meet numbers, it became a call centre mentality and people come and go now. I don't recognize half the people any longer

      Wolters Kluwer2018-08-06
    • "Very good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Wolters Kluwer

      Pros

      Great time, modern office, free snacks provided, great supportive managers, also monthly massage in work!

      Cons

      None. Had to leave as contract ended

      Advice to Management

      Very welcoming to new employees. Keep it up!

      Wolters Kluwer2018-05-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "WK - Tax and Accounting division in Canada"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits: Dental, Glasses, Drugs with 100% coverage; Employers match RRSP contribution up to 5%; Stable and profitable business; Nice place to work for if you not anymore in a challenge mode anymore.

      Cons

      Clearly in harvest mode; Not much innovation made in term of new product offering; Most of the shareholder are pension fund looking for stable and steady revenue.

      Wolters Kluwer2018-04-10
    • "Big company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

      Pros

      Wolters Kluwer is a big company with great job opportunities.

      Cons

      The team management is very formal. The management is not open to improvement suggestions.

      Advice to Management

      It would be useful to collect good ideas and improvement suggestions from team members.

      Wolters Kluwer2018-03-24
    • "Good company and good benefits"

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      Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Company is making a lot of profits.

      Cons

      They are a bit short-term oriented. They focus very much on the organic growth year to year instead of thinking ahead a bit more.

      Wolters Kluwer2018-02-28
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