LexisNexis Legal & Professional

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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
721 Reviews
2.7
721 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Other areas of the company allow more flexibility, better work life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • Company was very flexible with people wanting to work from home (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Inept executive board and senior management attitude destroying a once-proud company (in 62 reviews)

  • Upper management concerned only with short term revenue goals (in 54 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work if you get in the right area

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

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a large company with a little bit of stability. They have a lot of room to grow if you work hard.

    Cons

    Management in certain areas can be tough here. If you land under the wrong group you could have a rough time with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, just not an innovative company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Solutions Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Solutions Specialist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I loved my many years in sales here. Great managers, supportive teammates.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, the technology wasn't keeping up and I felt like I was working for a dying company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lexis Nexis Large Law
    Current Employee - Lexis Nexis Large Law

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance; alot of independence with how to structure your accounts/opportunities in your territory.

    Cons

    lay offs are constant, organizational changes occur on a very frequent basis

    No opinion of CEO
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    Laid back environment with strong emphasis on work/life balance

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

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I feel never overwhelmed here. I find it very easy to get help from the team, and most of us have a positive attitude. They are not strict about what time you come in or what time you leave, and you can work from home for just about any reason. People who have to take time off usually get the time off as well, and again, for any reason. The work life balance is so strong that I could see it giving people a new sense of entitlement. They do not micromanage either. Just do your job, make sure you are available during the meetings, and put your best foot forward.

    Cons

    The work pace is a little too slow for me. The worklife balance is shifted too far on life for me as well. I do feel under-utilized. Sometimes I have to wait days for other team-members from around the world to finish something just so I can continue working on it. I personally find the slow-paced environment a hinderance and am afraid I'll get a sense of entitlement that does not exist in any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not as good as it used to be for outside sales (territory managers)...

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product, good people for the most part. Generally good benefits.

    Cons

    Lot of changes with management. Really dislike the views of our new management. Sales jobs are becoming more and more micromanaged. New leaders are really hurting the company both in customer service and overall employee morale. Earnings (commissions) for sales positions are getting lower each year on average. Base salary is a lot lower than what is found in the market...not competitive at all. Furthermore, almost all reps get the same base, whether you have been there 1 year or 15 years.

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

    Used to be a great company

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

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

    Pros

    Money can be made. Management leaves performers alone

    Cons

    Downsizing big time. Poor leadership at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper managment is out of touch with sales and products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to get experience; maybe not best for a long-term career

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally speaking, LexisNexis is a meritocracy. If you demonstrate that you can can do a job, you can get the job. With some exceptions, the best usually rise to the top.

    Cons

    Constant threat of layoffs and organizational churn. You can be put out on the street even though your work has been superb, just because the business org has changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be better compensated for the level of risk they are taking on by working at this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is a good company to get a broad experience

    • 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

    Pros

    Lots of ways to learn different parts of the company. Can expand across all departments

    Cons

    Hierarchial management - employees are too afraid to make their own decisions without someone above them approving it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Look beyond the recruiting statements.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice campus in Raleigh.
    Community focus.
    Parent company core values.
    Raleigh campus is tech-focused

    Cons

    Many re-orgs
    Toxic leadership culture at Sr levels creating climate of fear .
    Terrible benefits - healthcare especially - tech talent, look at this closely if considering
    No time / budget for continuing ed, always cutting
    Product development energy's focus is on fixing rather than innovating/ new development
    Lack of long-term focus due to acute needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    People are amazing, constant restructuring is disruptive and negatively affects morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at Lexis are amazing. The company does an amazing job hiring talented, motivated, collaborative people. They say, "Our biggest competitive advantage is our people," and it's true, as many accounts are won/saved as a result of the phenomenal employees.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring! The Legal division is losing its top talent as a result of cutting roles over the past 6 years. It is incredibly disconcerting and dramatically affects morale. Employees who remain at Lexis refer to having a "one year contract" before next year's cuts. Numerous offerings, especially Lexis Advance, are TERRIBLE. Future cuts to accommodate the failure of Lexis Advance are inevitable, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Lexis Advance or Lexis Legal will fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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