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Easily understood outline of learning objectives
Virtual Practicum Student (Former Employee) –  World Wide WebMay 16, 2017
Elsevier gave me the educational tools that are needed to be successful in the growing industry of electronic health records. I highly recommend these courses to all who are pursuing a degree in health care.
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Disorganized
Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 15, 2017
very disorganized environment and very sales driven. Analytics is lacking, thus educated decisions cannot be made. Better infrastructure required....
Pros
global company
Cons
no respect for local time
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Not a bad place to work, management needs to work on communication.
Senior UX Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NY 10022May 8, 2017
Not a bad place to work, management needs to work on communication. There is a great work balance culture, though sometimes the atmosphere is frustrating.
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It's an okay place to work
Content Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 1, 2017
it's a place if you are into getting to know about the medical publishing world would be the place to work. The atomosphere is okay. The hardest part about the job is that they are changing to a open floor plan that doesn't give you the privacy to be able to concentrate.
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Highly aggressive sales goals, considering the marketplace.
Sales (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 30, 2017
Good company overall for salary and benefits. Highly aggressive sales goals, considering the marketplace. A big challenge to obtain good bonus and commission in a highly challenging market.
Pros
Flexible work environment
Cons
Highly aggressive sales goals, considering the marketplace.
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Great place!
Training and Quality Manager (Current Employee) –  PhilippinesApril 14, 2017
Elsevier is an exceptional company to work for but due to recent downsizing and outsourcing the US roles are limited. I am looking for a new position due to this issue.
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work/life balance is what keeps employees
Associate Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOApril 3, 2017
One of the many things that Elsevier does well is the work life balance. We have a nice amount of paid time off, plus flexible work hours. Marketing initiated work-from-home Fridays over a year ago and this has become our favorite perk. We all have found that we can be much more productive at home without the usual distractions.

The culture has shifted over the last several years, employees no longer feel the dedication and pride in the company that it once had. There have been many layoffs and restructures over the last few years and it has caused stress and dissatisfaction in the workplace.
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Flexible workplace
Multimedia Producer (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 23, 2017
Struggling industry, so the pay isn't great, but flexible workplace with better than average benefits. Advancement opportunities vary among departments.
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Going downhill
Editorial Assistant & Freelancer (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 17, 2017
Elsevier was once a publications leader. They're really slipping as market share is being overtaken by online sales. The company is seriously suffering for this and layoffs have been rampant. Be aware that while it once was a cool company to work for, they're struggling.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Going downhill
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Low pay and no job security
Mid level Manager (Current Employee) –  DeclineMarch 13, 2017
Good: 37.5 hour work week with more PTO than most other companies.

Bad: There are no rewards for excellence. Job Security does not exist. They have laid off from one department or another every year that I have worked there.

Example: Recently they let 8 Sales persons go so they could hire 4 people to replace them that do not receive an incentive plan.
Pros
Paid time off and vacation.
Cons
Compensation, Reward, Job Security
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Gold standard in publishing
Journal Reviewer (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOMarch 9, 2017
Elsevier makes sure every publication has multiple reviews from clinical and publishing standpoints. They take great care to ensure accurate and useful information bears their name.
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Challenging environment with good people to work with
Sr. Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOFebruary 20, 2017
As a Systems Engineer your day is varied and challenging. You will be part of a 24/7 support rotation but assistance is always available from fellow engineers if needed.

Low level management is supportive of their engineers.

Upper level engagement can't seem to make up their mind about what direction they want to take. As a result, change is almost a constant but relatively easy to deal with.

The culture is open and friendly. With colleagues always ready to pitch in and lend a hand.
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Depends on you manager
Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOFebruary 7, 2017
People are constantly getting laid off. Most of the time the job is good, but you never know when there might be a reorganization. Overall management is decent. Watch out for some bosses that only want to micromanage you.
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401KRoth
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Professional workplace
eSolutions Implementation Consultant (Former Employee) –  Home based officeFebruary 2, 2017
I fast paced workplace that focused on adult education as a key to success for this business model. This role of eSolutions consultant worked directly with customers and in concert with sales force.
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Prefer not to critique
Events Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 1, 2017
Prefer not to critique the company I am trying to leave. No need to burn proverbial bridges. I started working there in 2011 and am transitioning out of my role.
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Good company, but always about the bottom line
Editorial Project Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 2, 2017
Started lean six sigma when I was there and ended up closing most of the San Diego office. Lots of opportunities and benefits elsewhere. I would recommend it to other people in the publishing field or to get their foot in the door. I felt that they really tried to do things for the employees.
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State-of-the-art
JOURNAL MANAGER (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 20, 2016
Working for a European conglomerate is often the height of sophistication in the work required and in the tools you are provided with. This employer didn't disappoint.
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Intelligent and considerate workplace
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 14, 2016
The Pleasant atmosphere made better by excellent and thoughtful colleagues makes each day enjoyable. Advancement can be challenging from this satellite office.
Pros
people and flexibility
Cons
limited growth and resources
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Use to be a GREAT place; times have changed
Director (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MODecember 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.
Pros
Flexibility, great people, decent benefits
Cons
Poor executive leadership, disregard for employees, lack of direction
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Very good company, but no job security
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Maryland Heights, MOJuly 27, 2016
Very good company, but no job security. Layoffs happen often. The work culture is very good. People are great to work with.
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