LexisNexis Legal & Professional

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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
695 Reviews
2.6
695 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Family-oriented culture which gives way to a satisfying work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Company was very flexible with people wanting to work from home (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Inept executive board and senior management attitude destroying a once-proud company (in 61 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership from upper management and lack of clear direction for my particular BU (in 50 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Co to build IT Skills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Pros

    Challenging work and good talent team.

    Cons

    Comparable benefits but limited mobility.

  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Consulting Software Engineer

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    LexisNexis has great benefits and compensation. The culture in many of their satellite offices is casual and what you would expect for an IT company in this day and age. Their home campus in Dayton is more business casual.

    Cons

    LexisNexis is losing money at an astronomical rate and as such they are cutting corners wherever they can in order to keep in their parent company Reed Elsevier's good graces. That includes laying off critical staff, outsourcing and offshoring development and QA, and closing offices. They put all of their eggs (as well as their capital) in one basket with their Lexis Advance product, and it has unfortunately been an utter failure. They are scrambling and paying dearly for it now. This used to be a great place to work, but I cannot in good conscience recommend employment here to anyone now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your roots with regards to staff. Embrace the online digital "free" information culture. Value and respect your employees like you used to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's not what it used to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and people. Flexible work schedules to accommodate life's little necessities. The work was always fairly distributed, and you felt valued.

    Cons

    Culture has taken a turn, and cuts are constant. There are too few people to do the work of so many. Either people are getting cut or they're leaving on their own. It wasn't this way five years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Words are nice, but sincerity behind those words speaks volumes.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can skate by for years before they realize they should fire you. Sadly this is the only good thing I can come up with.

    Cons

    Every year they cut more and more positions then preach how they "Care about their people". Seriously behind the curve when it comes to everything. They often resort to strategies that competitors used years ago. There is saying that goes around the office "We can't get out of our own way"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect  in  Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Senior IT Architect in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent restuarant (Miamisburg). Close to home. Friendly geese in the carpark. Clean restrooms. Nice lady at the security desk. Good for a laugh.

    Cons

    Dark, grubby, work environment. Slow and out of date computing equipment. Terrible terrible management. I can't stress this enough. Management is terrible. If you are so desperate for a job that you have no choice then consider changing careers, waiting tables. Anything but working here. The ship is sinking. Everybody knows it. Except management who exist in a large bubble full of ego and arrogance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We could give the greatest advice but they wouldn't take any notice. IT management from the top down should be sacked. "Valuing our people" is the company slogan. Utter, utter rubbish. They value paperclips more. Get out while you can...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was Great at first, The supervisor seemed to have everything under control…Boy was I wrong!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mail Clerk  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Mail Clerk in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good Experience
    - Great way to get computer skills up
    - Law offices use the same software

    Cons

    - Bad Manager
    - No way to grow with the company
    - Can not go up the ladder, unless you move to Georgia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better managers and make sure they are fully qualified for the job. Make sure they know how to talk to people!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a nice place to work but has changed greatly in the last 2 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Consultant  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Training Consultant in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    My coworkers made the work fun and enjoyable. My current managers are great and encourage us to do our best. They don't make things hard for us if we make a mistake. They help us work through the issue and find ways to solve the situation so the issues so surface again.

    Cons

    Jobs started moving offshore and developing skills for those employees. They have done major layoffs in the last 4 years. The employees that are left have to do more with less assistance and resources. It has become a very stressful environment and the motivation for the long term employees is no longer there. People just don't have the drive they had before and just come to work because they have no choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work to even the playing field for offshore and US Employees. Give us the resources we need to successfully do our jobs. When promising to create more jobs and flexibility, do what you say and not just make empty promises. We have lost too many good employees due to empty promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Overemphasis on Selling Leads to Employee and Customer Dissatisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation policy. Good clients.

    Cons

    Management continues to push through a product (Lexis Advance), to the detriment of investing resources in upgrading current products, despite poor reviews from employees and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't spend so much $ on the national sales meeting. Employees don't want to go, and the expense could be better spent boosting employee salaries, which are below market rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teammates help pick up slack because management is either too stupid or too lazy or both to do so.

    Cons

    Too many to list here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign, quit or retire and let some new blood take over. You've been there too long, you don't know how to use basic technology and you have no new ideas to help improve sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Declining company with no long term goal or vision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Pros

    Majority of staff friendly, smart and good to work with, decent environment, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management concerned only with short term revenue goals. Will do anything for short term results which has impacted long term vision and health of company.

    Leaders do not lead and are not held responsible their decisions. Staff cannot succeed when management is not clear on whst they want and constanty changes directions. Providing what one was asked to do may get you reorged out and speaking up may do the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Determine long term company goal and vision. Provide clear consistent information. Stop cutting staff and doing reorganizations -Lead!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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