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Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
Reed Elsevier Group – Amsterdam – “Reed Elsevier Headquarters”

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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)

79 Employee Reviews
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    okey

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Prosownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance

    ConsLow salaries, mangers are not transparent

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look beyond psycophants

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

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    Reed Elsevier

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New Providence, Union, NJ (US)

    ProsEditorial group was a pleasure to work with.
    Enjoyed the "family-oriented company" atmosphere.
    Company sponsored events for employees.
    On-site cafeteria.

    ConsOngoing restructuring led to disorganization and confusing strategy.
    Difficulty in synching product delivery with IT.
    Unprofessional behavior from manager was never addressed by HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMicromanaging never leads to a positive product outcome. Suggest stepping back and letting editorial staff do his/her job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Be prepared to work on your own if you are an Intern

    Intern Product Management (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsFacilities, 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.

    ConsMATRIX 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    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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    Good

    Director (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGreat place to work - Good talent and management - great products

    ConsBusiness Environment is tough, salary growth is slow

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

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    Not good, not bad.

    Technical Support (Former Employee) Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    ProsHMO, 24 leaves in a year

    ConsLeaves not convertible to cash, no allowances.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllowance, leaves must be convertible to cash.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    good company to work for

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsGood Salaries, development, company's potential

    Consthe bureaucracy sometimes could be difficult.

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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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    Good people with good opportunities for growth

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Miamisburg, OH (US)

    ProsGood people with good opportunities for growth

    ConsNot interested in products we produce

    Advice to Senior Managementuse more incentive based pay at lower levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A nice place to work at but not the best place for really creative people

    Copy Editor (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsThe 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.

    Consthey can do better by ensuring that all departments coalesce for activities and support each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to take greater interest in what's happening at the lower levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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