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Wolters Kluwer Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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3.2
52%
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Wolters Kluwer CEO Nancy McKinstry
Nancy McKinstry
633 Ratings
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, family friendly, listen to new ideas

    Cons

    Not much staff turnover, which is good but can mean not much new fresh ideas

    Wolters Kluwer2019-08-22
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Wildly inconsistent, siloed company"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked there 6 years, in two very different divisions, one in Europe and one in Asia. If you are lucky and join the right division, you can get a good work-life balance and some good leaders (who were promoted on merit, not who they know) who support their staff and try and live the company's values. If you join the wrong division, forget all that.

    Cons

    Wolters Kluwer is essentially run like a whole bunch of SMEs, pretending they're a big company. That silo nature means the advancement opportunities and earning potential are more limited, and there is no overall company culture because it varies so wildly. And yet, it still has big company issues like lack of adaptability, and poor legacy tech systems. Some divisions are good places to work - promotions more on... merit, inclusive teams, cooperation between teams. And some divisions are filled with nepotism and institutionalised sexism (where the female senior managers are systematically sidelined and eventually forced out by the boy's club), half the teams seem to think they're in competition with the other half and so act to undermine each other, and lack of accountability means the incompetent can mess up every major project they run, and yet still keep getting promoted if they suck up to the right people.

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    Advice to Management

    More accountability at senior levels, please. Some of the executive and senior management staff are essentially running their own fiefdoms, ignoring corporate policy and good governance, and it's a source of significant institutionalised risk.

    Wolters Kluwer2019-11-28
  3. "Good employer, good customers, good product"

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Able to demonstrate your capabilities and extend yourself

    Cons

    Challenging internal environment with silos

    Wolters Kluwer2019-11-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "An ok company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training, holidays, colleagues , good socials and benefits

    Cons

    Long hour's, no flexible working, senior management detached from the business

    Wolters Kluwer2019-10-15
  5. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, great benefits

    Cons

    a large company but not easy to move sideways (to other business unit)

    Advice to Management

    make moving sideways easier - enhancing possibilities of career progression will encourage staff retention

    Wolters Kluwer2019-09-25
  6. "Excellent Opportunities for Career Progression Globally"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Global Locations to work and and gain experience

    Cons

    Senior Management not approachable for Country Leadership Teams

    Advice to Management

    None

    Wolters Kluwer2019-09-03
  7. "Forward-thinking company!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, grow and excel in a dynamic, tech-driven and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Budget cuts - runs a tight ship!

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job, but remember to train and support staff if needed.

    Wolters Kluwer2019-06-28
  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor - CC&S Consultant Tax & Document in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with

    Cons

    work load. very busy for issues out of your control

    Wolters Kluwer2019-06-05
  9. "Great company, great management, always innovating"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Investor Relations in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolters Kluwer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, wonderful customers, highly qualified colleagues, dynamic space driven by technological innovation

    Cons

    Sometimes too tight on spending

    Wolters Kluwer2019-05-17
  10. "Inside Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolters Kluwer full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy Great commission Travel is excellent Great team spirit

    Cons

    US business doesn't care about you

    Wolters Kluwer2019-04-04
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