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

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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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Pros:
  • "ownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Great benefits, work/life balance"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Communication between senior management and the its' reporting teams is not always optimal"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Poor strategy and execution of off shoring and outsourcing leads to loss of talent, poorer customer service and inefficiency"
    in 4 reviews
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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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Neutral - Daily Routine Job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVoluntarily attend more training sessions for your personal development.
Transportation facilities.

ConsMissing domain expert leadership of missing management group.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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okey

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

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

Prosownership, freedom to work compared to other competition companies,work life balance

ConsLow salaries, mangers are not transparent

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look beyond psycophants

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

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Good

Director (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat place to work - Good talent and management - great products

ConsBusiness Environment is tough, salary growth is slow

Yes, I would 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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Good

Webshop Executive (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Reed Elsevier Group

Pros1. Good work Environment.

2. Stress free

3. Employee Friendly

Cons1. Ideas of the Employees in the beginning level with good exposure are not valued.

Advice to Senior Management1. Its time for a change to the E-Operation from the authentic publishing mode of job

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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Too big to fail

Executive Management (Former Employee)
Norwalk, CT (US)

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than a year

ProsReed Expo, the US- based division I worked for, is a leader in the exhibition and trade show space. This organization is strong at understanding the important touch points of a myriad of industries.

ConsFor many industries, Reed Expo's lack of authenticity and foreword-thinking activities hamper their effectiveness in that particular segment.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to work to understand that an industry event is more than just the specific days during which the trade show is held.

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

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Good employer given the limit of the Dayton job market

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
Dayton, OH (US)

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey offer good benefits and (for my profession) very good compensation based on geographical location. Leadership within my group was good.

ConsOverall company leadership was lacking. They fail to adequately value their employees. Perhaps this is just how it is with Big Business, but moral consistently dropped over the course of my 7.5 years there.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Start-up organization that closed quickly

Director (Former Employee)
New Providence, NJ (US)

I worked at Reed Elsevier Group full-time for less than a year

Prosthe workers and managers including many executives were strong and valuable players in Internet business and marketing.

ConsCEO was only focused on selling the unit. The other senior executives were strong, but were not given the freedom to grow the business for the long term.
The division I worked had a poor business model - the model was to sell it.

Advice to Senior Managementdon't move so quickly into a new market that you're not willing to commit time, money and resources because you played with many people's lives when the organization was closed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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