Use to be a GREAT place; times have changed
Director (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – December 12, 2016
The unfortunate truth about Elsevier is that is used to be a great place to work and now it has seriously declined. It is being poorly run by executive management and that is directly affecting everyone in the company - no matter what your position. Years ago I would have recommended Elsevier to everyone I knew, but now, I would not. I feel fortunate to have worked at a company that was so great at one time and was devastated when it took a turn for the worse. Elsevier lacks an identity these days and leadership is down right poor. The people below executive level are, for the most part, fantastic to work with and it is the people that are still left there that make Elsevier okay - as okay as they can. There was a culture and a loyalty that people had for the company because the company genuinely cared about its people. That is no longer the case today. Elsevier is still a leading publisher, but they are not leading the way in innovation, which is also unfortunate. I hope that the company can turn itself around and rise to the glory days of what it used to be.
Flexibility, great people, decent benefits
Poor executive leadership, disregard for employees, lack of direction