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Wiley Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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3.2
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51%
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82%
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Brian Napack
93 Ratings
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  • "Admissions Upper Management is unapproachable(in 36 reviews)

  • "No room for growth and lost of restructuring(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Leading the way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Forward-thinking environment looking to always improve on the current status Agile working becoming the norm when working across Global locations and functions.

    Cons

    US HQ can lead to delays in key decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stride towards the new vision and philosophy,

    Wiley2018-10-05

    Wiley Response

    November 19, 2018Director

    Thanks!!!

  2. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere with lots of societies and schemes to get stuck into. Good work/life balance with wfh options.

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary meetings, takes a long time to get projects moving.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who do the manual work day in day out, as they are the ones dealing with the processes and systems in place.

    Wiley2019-05-15
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Good place to work but constant restructuring for many years"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A lot of intelligent, friendly colleagues. Good income. Nice enough workplace environment

    Cons

    Constant restructuring over too many years has created a lot of job uncertainty for many people. Too many changes of top level management who then restart the same process all over again.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more stable upper management, and don't allow new senior leaders to make any reductions to staffing for a minimum 2 years - since most of them offshore all the experienced roles then leave within 2 years creating a massive knowledge gap with no consequences for the leaving VP

    Wiley2019-04-27
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chichester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wiley deservedly enjoys a great reputation for the quality of editorial content. Good benefits and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Poor leadership: constant knee-jerk changes in the last couple of year that don't seem to support progress and innovation but just managers trying to hit targets at the last minute. Critical decisions seem arbitrary and without a solid business planning. The top vision from the CEO gets blurred as it is cascaded down. Big gender pay gap that is not effectively addressed.

    Wiley2019-03-19
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Sorry to see this happening"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues in local office, work travel opportunities, reasonable autonomy for your daily routine

    Cons

    Increasing bullying by senior managers who became steadily more remote from middle to junior colleagues in culture and customer care. To progress, clearly, what mattered was who you knew rather than what you knew - or could do. Erosion of the personal in favour of corporate speak. Increasingly biased towards the US rather than global in outlook. Very unfair differentials in pay - e.g. women and non-US colleagues paid...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen (not just to 'the shareholders', which is mostly the management anyway)

    Wiley2019-03-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company, benefits, flexibility... craves a bit of stability and direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and family attitudes. Invests in people; do a good job and they'll reward and push you. Plenty of opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    A lot of change in the top of the organisation for several years now. Strategy could be clearer and better-aligned to the needs of customers. Innovation seemingly non-existent, and old systems holding this back.

    Advice to Management

    Decide - is content really an asset you're going to develop? If yes, why? Get product managers who have valuable and transformational ideas. If no, divest; make it as cheap and fast as possible to produce. Just be weary of 5, 10, 20 years in the future if you take the latter option.

    Wiley2019-01-15
  7. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Work travel required and that isn't for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Wiley2018-12-03
  8. "PA"

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    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiley part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely people and very good benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes processes are too complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Strict management demotivates employees.

    Wiley2018-11-21
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Variable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salaries. Great pension scheme. Good training available if it's your first or second role.

    Cons

    Significant bullying from US management. Most decisions taken in the US. Constant change and restructuring. New project constantly initiated and and then cancelled after enormous amounts of effort have been expended on them. Destructive corporate politics at senior level. US very intolerant of part-time or flexible working.

    Wiley2018-10-24

    Wiley Response

    November 8, 2018Director

    I'm so sorry you had a difficult time while you were at Wiley! Periods of change are often difficult to manage and can produce stressful situations. Please know that we are dedicated to producing a safe, effective, and supportive work environment for all employees regardless of office ...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Publishers buying in to Technology"

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    Former Employee - Technical Product Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with Very intelligent staff, innovative and collaborative Very flexible working Active innovation scheme for all employees to collaborate and contribute ideas to the company roadmap Excellent Sports/Social opportunities Good Pension, Childcare, Deals with local businesses etc. Annual bonus and salary review scheme Nice office in Oxford Great if you're passionate about publishing

    Cons

    Continued outsourcing of technology results in redundancy of knowledge base for existing products Too quick to restructure to resolve problems without giving the previous restructure time to work Siloed mentality in some areas makes collaborative working difficult Lack of co-located teams can make you feel isolated (in IT roles especially) Trying to be a "Tech" company but not committing to it. Little career progression...

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    Advice to Management

    Stick with a restructure long enough to truly measure if it is working or not Keep knowledgeable staff around longer to support Commit to being a Tech company both in your staff and your technology, don;t just say you are Keep up the Innovation programme - encourage participation from more/all of your employees

    Wiley2018-09-13

    Wiley Response

    November 19, 2018Director

    We too love the spirit of innovation and commitment to technology - particularly where they can be applied to publishing. Thanks for taking the time to write a well-considered review!

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