Reed Elsevier Group

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Decent Company

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great benefits, work/life balance. Advancement can happen if you play the politics right and are ambitious. Flexibility allows for internal job switching if an opportunity comes.

Cons

My personal experience was bad because I worked for the American publishing division which was eventually sold off. The division I worked for was in sale mode for nearly four years, and that meant very little investment in technology or business expansion. Overall, the senior management seemed directionless and inaccessible. There was little or no communication between the various divisions.

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    Reed Elsevier

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

    I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Ongoing 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

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    Current Employee - Intern Product Management in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Intern Product Management in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Facilities, 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.

    Cons

    MATRIX 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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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