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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL (US)

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

Pros

good health benefits for all employees and family

Cons

senior management is inconsistent and makes snap decisions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need to be more proactive and reward good talent

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    Constant shifting coupled with no real change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    Generally treats its employees well. Time off, working flexibility are good, pensions, benefit were good but have been getting worse. Work life can be very pleasant and measured, all the usual trappings of a company their size.

    Cons

    No-one's heard of the company. People know the brands but expect to explain how to pronounce Reed Elsevier (reed el-severe) let alone what they do. It seems like change happens at a glacial place. Management has been turned over several times in the last 2yrs, this, coupled with the downturn, has led to continued product stagnation and a general lack of overall direction. They've been steadying the ship but don't have a rudder or any wind the sails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set some direction, communicate it, to the employees and to the market stick to it.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pleasant internal working environment but sometimes strained relationships with customers were unpleasant to deal with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, excellent benefits and supportive colleagues, plus opportunities to work outside the UK

    Cons

    Company's excessive pricing policy in the past and ill-considered outsourcing (causing lower standards) has lowered reputation with more traditional customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having been seen to leave 'premiership' paper publishing to rivals such as OUP, developing successful electronic business model is essential.

    Approves of CEO
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