Reed Elsevier Group

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There has been better times

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

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

Pros

Work with some excellent peers in my group and others, challenging work, with fair compensation.

Cons

Recent re-orgs an

Albany office will be closing, while i expect to be able to continue a HBE, the impact to people I've been working with for years and to the city, where Matthew Bender has had a historical precence is challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication, current organization is not well defined or understood.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A great company in desperate need of a vision

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Department Head in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    International, highly educated work force
    Flexible working hours, parent-friendly
    Opportunity to serve high-calibre science

    Cons

    CEO is invisible, a bean-counter with no apparent vision for the future. Poor strategy and execution of off shoring and outsourcing leads to loss of talent, poorer customer service and inefficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and notice the sea change that has happened in the academic community and our new technology-driven competitors. Cost control and relying on traditional products is not enough to sustain our privileged profit share. A new vision is needed to inspire customers, employees and shareholders. Try not to waste the opportunity of the Mendeley merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company that operates under the radar.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head
    Former Employee - Department Head

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more women to senior management and stop being so Dutch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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