Elsevier Reviews

Updated 14 May 2021

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Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit
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Pros
  • "Work life balance and freedom to work(in 151 reviews)

  • "Flexible working available that allows a good work/life balance(in 79 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not enough communication with senior management(in 40 reviews)

  • "upper management arrogance if you get a bad onr(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Professional and ethical

      21 Dec 2020 - Editor in Kidlington, England, England
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      Pros

      Great Oxford location. Ethical approach. Good career path

      Cons

      Easy to get stuck in same job if not a high flyer

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      Thank you for leaving your review.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Cool place to work

      13 May 2021 - Product Manager in Oxford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They are a very successful company, and that's something you really notice. There's no penny pinching, or messing their staff around. They have the resources to really look after you, and you feel appreciated. When I started they gave me a top of the range laptop, an Iphone and a company credit card. And when I said I wanted to have a home office, for the days I worked at home, they also gave me a desk, a desk chair, a printer, a monitor etc etc, without asking any questions. They even sent a guy to my house, to build the office desk for me. The offices are nice, the cafes are nice. They compensate their staff really well - I'd say salaries are probably 20% up on the industry. You just feel very well looked after. Which is a novelty, if you're coming from a smaller company, where everything is about saving money.

      Cons

      The Oxford office is not that easy to get to. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere. Moving to a central Oxford location, or nearby London, would make things easier. But that's a minor gripe.

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      Thank you for your review.

    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place overall

      9 May 2021 - Software Engineer IV in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good flexible environment, wellbeing is very important to superiors

      Cons

      It's hard to ascend and get payrises unless you apply for other roles internally

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Endless possibility, if you work for it.

      23 Apr 2021 - Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Elsevier has an extremely supportive and collaborative culture. If you apply yourself and show that you are dedicated and committed, there is no limit to the growth potential. They genuinely care about employees well-being and actively support equality at all levels.

      Cons

      As in any large corporation, changes sometimes take longer to implement.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great experience, highly recommended

      28 Apr 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Elsevier is a great place to work, full of talented people. They will allow you to grow and explore new technologies and methods on a daily basis.

      Cons

      No cons to talk about

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      23 Apr 2021 - Content Development Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Jobs focused on digital first content transformation and data analytics, rather then traditional publishing model. Good company to work for, with a great bunch of people.

      Cons

      Fast moving with constant change.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      One of the best places to work for

      11 Apr 2021 - Manager - Network Engineering in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Individuals with growth mindset will thrive. If you’re willing to learn and up for the challenge you will be exposed to a variety of projects.

      Cons

      Leaders are not accessible. Most DIR + have separate offices from the rest of the teams.

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      Elsevier Response

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      Thank you for your review. We have many open plan spaces for increased collaboration and creativity. We also have offices and maintain an open door policy as an organization. Managers keep their office doors open when they are not on calls. However, should employees want to discuss issues with their managers, privacy for employees are of utmost importance. So, offices provide this and our managers are generally accessible to employees.

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      26 Apr 2021 - Devops Manager - Infrastructure in Oxford, England, England
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      Pros

      Great benefits, good office location, nice facilities

      Cons

      canteen and things and things

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Above average

      2 Apr 2021 - Software Engineer in Oxford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexible working hours - Lots of career progression opportunities, both vertically and horizontally - Openness to discuss with employees the direction of the organization - Cutting edge technologies - Lots of support for career development and training - Inclusion and diversity is a big thing here

      Cons

      I haven't seen any yet

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      Elsevier Rep

      Many thanks for finding the time to leave your review.

    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Publisher at Elsevier

      1 Apr 2021 - Publisher in Oxford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, excellent CEO in Kumsal Byatt, focus on data and breaking new ground, big diversity focus, comparative salaries.

      Cons

      Editorial not always fully recognized or resourced. Large company with complicated structure to navigate.

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      Thank you very much for your review.

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