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Constant shifting coupled with no real change

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

ProsGenerally 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.

ConsNo-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 Senior ManagementSet some direction, communicate it, to the employees and to the market stick to it.

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros: Good work/life balance, excellent benefits and supportive colleagues, plus opportunities… Cons: Company's excessive pricing policy in the past and ill-considered outsourcing… Advice to Senior Management: Having been seen to leave 'premiership' paper publishing to rivals… More

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    Good place to work but below average pay and ot adjusting to changes to their market well

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

    Pros: Fair treatment of employees, transparent policies, mgt. pretty good. They are recently becoming good at allowing movement to parts of the… Cons: Not reacting well to changes or attacks on their industry of information services and, as a result, not keepign up with… Advice to Senior Management: Try to do the actual job of a sales rep for a week in terms of barriers internally to sales and you… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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