Reed Elsevier Group
3.1 of 5 71 reviews
www.reedelsevier.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Reed Elsevier Group Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014

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Reed Elsevier Group CEO and Director; CEO, Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV, Elsevier Division Erik Engstrom

Erik Engstrom

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Had been a good experience working here

Production Planning and Quality Control Executive (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 3 years

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

Copy Editor (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern for less than a year

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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Excellent and advanced global, major, web services company

Director Engineering (Current Employee)
New Providence, NJ (US)

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAdvanced technology, global presence, more than three billion us dollars revenue.

ConsLocated mostly in midwest, and there fore not as easily accessible for workers in Northeeast corridor.

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue developing internal cloud and scale to compete globally. Continue developing, currently excellent team of employees, this is a precious asset.

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

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Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Dayton, OH (US)

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern for more than a year

ProsThe work is really stress free and the people you work are very helpful since the average tenure is about 15 years and so they have lots of info to share.

ConsThere are occasional layoff seasons and I've seen two seasons in my 1 years working there.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more young and innovative employees to build in house products as opposed to buying licenses and software that can be replaced with open source products.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood interaction with various businesses

ConsRepositioning and jobs and shifting support

Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time

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

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Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
Waltham, MA (US)

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat environment, learned about many different functions and divisions. The work space was redesigned and improved allowing for better meetings and a more enjoyable atmosphere

ConsNot much growth opportunity. There seemed to be a high turnover rate with many of the employees having worked there for a very short period of time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery customer service oriented. Great benefits and hours. Offer many different training and advancement opportunities. Also do special things to boost employee morale.

ConsMany positions in the United States were outsourced and many layoffs took place

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work-life balance. Very international. Smart co-workers.

ConsSlow moving. Lots of processes to be followed.

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

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Ok place to work

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Dayton, OH (US)

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsNot a bad place to work and benefits are good.

Consnot many and overall good place to work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid company that operates under the radar.

Department Head (Former Employee)

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery old, stable, multinational, science, technology, and medicine publishing company that offers excellent benefits and steady employment.

ConsLeadership is not very independent minded and tends to get caught up in trends that cause employee frustrations.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more women to senior management and stop being so Dutch.

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

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