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Nice place to work
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK (Current Employee) –  TexasNovember 2, 2017
Nice place to work
No pressure
Nice people
Nice environment
Good location
Growth opportunity available
Good compensation and benefits for full and part time
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Okay for a sarting job
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 30, 2017
There is no upward movement career-wise, and while you can live off of your salary, it's still just scraping by. This job is perfect for a college grad or for your first professional gig, but it's lacking as a long-time career.
Pros
Laid back management, ample breaks
Cons
Low wages, lack of communication with upper management, no career growth
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Citrix Engineer Consultant (Former Employee) –  Miamisburg, OHAugust 8, 2017
contract employee was able to work in the office or from home, great cafeteria and walk path and workout room, free coffee and tea and a Keurig in each break room
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Great place to work.
States/Federal Caselaw Editor (Former Employee) –  Miamisburg, OHJune 18, 2017
The people were friendly. The training was great. Everything was black and white. You knew what was expected and you knew how you where doing on a weekly basis.
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Great experience
Pharmaceutical Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMarch 30, 2017
Wonderful staff and team members. Everyone was willing to teach. I loved the experience of working remotely from home. Task driven organization which fit well with my personality
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Productive and fun working place
Sr Java developer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAJanuary 24, 2017
Establish connectivity between edge devices and the Predix cloud over various access networks, including cellular, fixed line, and satellite communication. The Connectivity service eliminates the long lead times and expense of designing and operating a custom and potentially sub-optimal connectivity infrastructure. By leveraging several partner networks, the service is validated to run with Predix Machine and the Predix cloud and is offered worldwide. Now you can rapidly connect your existing infrastructure and any new deployments to the cloud for managing assets and optimizing operations.
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Stellar employees, poor employer
Editor (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 4, 2017
Elsevier is so vast, the actual work experience depends largely on the division. By and large, the employees and coworkers are great, intelligent hard workers. Much of the work is very intellectually stimulating. But workloads are highly variable depending on the position, some of which require many extra hours, salary is average to poor, and the benefits, with the exception of retirement (which is decent), are sub-par, particularly insurance, and are periodically down-graded to save the company money. Inconsistent work from home/remote and other policies, so you may be in luck, or not.

Performance evaluation process is incredibly painful, and managers scores are altered to conform to an average curve, so yearly salary increases are incremental. Opportunities for advancement depend on the position, but are largely for show or are lateral moves to try to reduce the relatively low employee retention rate of many divisions. Local management's hands are often tied, and corporate policies often overrule local management's wishes, particularly if it involves money.
Pros
Brilliant, hardworking coworkers
Cons
possibly the worlds cheapest company
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Management (Former Employee) –  Miamisburg, OHJuly 18, 2016
Great company to work for with many intelligent, caring people. If you enjoy continued development and learning, you'll love this Reed Elsevier.
Pros
Supportive enviornment
Cons
Long hours
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Quiet and creepy atmosphere.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 29, 2016
I would not recommend Reed Elsevier if you're looking to advance your career. Too much whispering and office politics to really make a name for yourself there.
Pros
Quiet and solitude, if you're looking for that.
Cons
Bad managers, lack of communication, office politics.
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Slow innovation. Lots of red-tapes and management approval process.
Director of Product Management (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 31, 2015
Slow innovation. Lots of red-tapes and management approval process. Watch what they do, not what they talk. Not recommended.
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Boring company with useless management
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 28, 2015
No advancement opportunities with idiotic management. Would rather spend money hiring outside consultants rather than empowering their own employees.
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ability to capitolize on technology
Director of Enterprise Voice Technologies (Former Employee) –  New Providence, NJDecember 1, 2015
Reed Elsevier saw their future as one that must embrace digital services as well as transfor their contact center across the globe in order to remain competitive
Pros
willingness to adopt
Cons
slow to adopt
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Productive and fun working environment
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 19, 2015
Reed Elsevier is a great company to work for. Company creates a good working environment for their employees.
Company provides room for advancement.
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Computer based work processing legislation
Senior Editor, Lexis Nexis (Former Employee) –  Home-based 14 yr; home office Charlottesville, VASeptember 22, 2015
Home based employee worked via computer and phone communications. Early years at LN was the best enjoyed co-workers and management was fair and pretty hands off. Later they increased the workload but didn't replace co-workers you had to get the work done without any help. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting the product completed
Pros
Salary and ability to work from home
Cons
communications
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Publishing company with worldwide affiliates.
Director of facilities and office services (Former Employee) –  New Providence NJAugust 18, 2015
I totally enjoyed my job because it was challenging and very diverse. I had a great staff and they worked well together. The different departments helped each other whenever needed and I worked with each as they had special personal needs or work challenges that required assistance.
Pros
Always learning new solutions to office service problems.
Cons
Major corporations with mergers and acquisitions affects everyone sooner or later.
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Great Law School Experience
LexisNexis Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 18, 2015
This was only a temporary position I worked while in law school but it was great position. It was a great learning experience for legal databases while earning pay.
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European Company based in Netherland
Sr. Systems Administrator / Application Support (Former Employee) –  Rockville, MDApril 28, 2015
Most people are allowed to work from home, this make IT job rather challenging. Some of the workers have challenges with computer.
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productive
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 20, 2015
Publishing company. There was a great deal to learn from various levels of management. Days varied.

There is a great deal to learn.
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Good place to work
Employer / Contractor (Former Employee) –  Norcross, GAMarch 23, 2015
This is a good job if you great in multi-tasking and researching. On this job you will learn how tax dollars are spend on public projects The best part of my postion was when a project has been rewarded.
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Short but sweet
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 10, 2015
Excellent staff and overall company to work for. Assisted in conversion from Salesforce to Siebel. Work from home abilities. No management pressures...didn't stay long enough to give full review, but if called again would definately go back!
Pros
Great environment--carefree and fun atmosphere
Cons
Too short -contract
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