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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.6 674 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

(183 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Disappointing Company to Give Your All.

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are very nice and they hire good people.

    ConsManagement of all levels. Hired to work as slave drivers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGage where employees are working hard or lacking. The lack of this gage kills the dedicated work force.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    To big and divided for success

    Analyst (Current Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsFlexible on PTO depending on department

    Cons"Us vs. them" internal mentality. Too much political bickering over trivial things such as dress code in non-customer facing roles. Unannounced layoffs.Too much preaching innovation without action and investment. It's a corporate game with too many managers trying to build their own portfolios.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange yourself before trying to change the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Vision or Vision less

    Leadership (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsThe company has solid benefits, and good people who want to do their best and work hard. The compensation is competitive.

    ConsDysfunctional at best. Lack of clarity. Management managing only up. Absolutely no management support to drive improvement in process, communication, culture and clarity of roles in this broken matrixed organization. Some areas have support while others are overworked and stressed. Mostly comes from lack of clear vision from local leadership and management team. Budgets are tight and constantly looking to cut to meet numbers without really investing which the claim they are doing for the products and customers. Declining revenues while still saying that they will double, recent track record proves otherwise. In ability to successfully launch new initiatives i.e. software. primarily because they have not properly assessed market needs. Development lacks customer voice. Product teams are stuck in group think.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop managing to the stock price! Get back to basics and get back in the trenches with your teams. "You can't manage what you can't measure" often said but rarely followed, especially with a hodge podge of broken old clunky tools that are clearly not integrated. More importantly management needs to get back to work discovering what problems your organization actually has vs. being in meetings all day (You can't manage when you're not there, involved, and actively listening to your employees/customers). Invest in your people, listen. Stop changing direction QUARTERLY.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTruly the worst employement experienc I've ever had. The only Pro I can think of was the summer hours. And the benefits are rich.

    ConsLeadership was horrible. You hear rumors about the lay offs at this company and think they must be exaggerated. Then you get in and realize that six mass layoffs a year is not uncommon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to save money throughout the year, so you don't have to use lay offs as a cost cutting measure. You need more leaders and less micromangers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a complete nightmare. Watch your back--there may be a knife there.

    Senior CopyWriter (Former Employee) New Providence, NJ

    ProsGreat benefits. Fantasic health insurance and entire package.

    ConsThe worst corporate culture I've ever experienced in more than 20 years work. Just awful. Cliques, mean people, bad managers, blamers. YIKES! Run fast, run far.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to basic marketing theories. Why did you release two distinctly different versions of the main research software at the same time? To completely confuse your clients? You did it. Great job. It caused huge layoffs due to your loss of clients and frustration among sales reps. Bloomberg--are you still interesed? I hear there's going to be a fire sale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Customer Support - micromanagement

    Product Specialist (Current Employee) Miamisburg, OH

    ProsGreat coworkers & interesting work. Perfect right out of law school opportunity. Paid to fine tune research skills, opportunity to study for the bar while on the clock. Brilliant colleagues who have built the company's reputation one call at a time.

    ConsMicromanagement from multiple sources. Immediate managers roll in at 8AM, take 1.5-2 hour lunches, and leave right at 5PM. During their short workday, they watch your every move and manage to the second the time you spend on every call. They pressure you to score them well on employee NPS. Work Force managers schedule your every break and lunch. Directors try to implement six sigma practices in a research environment, where every call is unique and important.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate that research is an art and our customers benefit from our experience and educations.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Continual, constant reorganizations and layoffs to fix the bottom line

    Architect (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGood to great pay, great benefits, good people, products with lots of potential. Flexible work schedules help with the tremendous amount of work to be done by an individual.

    ConsObviously the continual layoffs and reorg's are a con. Also, while the benefits are great (better than many companies), they are slowly being deteriorated and capped for longer term employees. More and more work for fewer and fewer people has caused the work/life balance to all but disappear. The desired culture and the actual culture are miles apart.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think it's time for a change at the top levels of the company -- I just don't see how the current leadership can make this company great again. They've been trying for many years and it's just getting worse, not better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Person with Integrity is requested NOT to apply for job here at LexisNexis.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPros --N/A, but I am so glad that I quit LexisNexis.

    ConsLexisNexis is new to Agile, and Agile process seems more worst than a start up company. Be aware company is adopting one week sprint iteration cycle, to make work load even more stressful. old timers are old school and discourage new concepts and give hard time for new hires. Company encourages Old timers to bad mouth in hallway/meetings, rolling eyes, insulting new hires, Hostile environment. Micro-management. Every day 3 to 4 meetings along with scrum/agile process, every week one-on-one, Work load is very heavy. No work life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to management is 1) Do not promote developer as Project manager 2) Do not promote project manager as Development manager 3) Most of all do not promote psychology major as Quality Assurance manager. Even start-up companies have good ethics but not LexisNexis. Most of all HR is one helpless department at LexisNexis.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In 3 short years, executive management has dissolved this once proud, successful company

    Senior Director (Current Employee)

    ProsTheir 401K matching policy is generous, as is their contribution to the community (e.g., matching employee donations up to $1K, community work). It's the 'one' way that they can retain a good name in the community whose needs/voice they are otherwise ignoring.

    ConsSenior management is not at all focused on the customer or customer needs, only on stroking the backs of each other. This organization is Dilbert personified in it's most ultimate form. The good employees who remain are looking to leave (or wondering how much longer they need to stay until their departments dissolve and they can receive severance). Most others have brown noses. Those of you considering employment with LN, please don't sell your soul.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm dubious that a leopard can change its spots. My only advice would be to pray for a complete change in your direction, your personal & professional motivations, and your ability to lead with humility. Without divine intervention in this executive group, any advice would be lost on their mammoth egos. Saving this company would require a significant overhaul at the top levels.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big company, bad management, no vision

    Software Developer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat coworkers, while they lasted. Average benefits. Work environment was good (probably since our office was not in Dayton). Local management was great, but was limited in their powers to do anything with the products.

    ConsI worked for one of the many small companies that LexisNexis bought out circa 2004. After the buyout, they announced grand plans for our product being integrated into everything. And then every 6 to 9 months after that, upper management changed, and our product was virtually forgotten. Then the cutbacks came, people were slowly laid off, budgets cut, no bonus, no holiday party, and in 2010 came the big layoffs, and people were replaced by offshore teams. That is when I was let go. As it turned out, the offshore teams really ended up costing a lot more than the people who were let go because they were slow and unreliable. 4 years later, I see reviews on here that the same thing is still going on across the entire company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffshore teams do not innovate and don't produce better products. Bring the jobs back home, and don't ignore all he products of companies that you bought out, they could have been real money makers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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