LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh
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Pros
  • Good work life balance as long as you are meeting numbers (in 73 reviews)

  • Good time off and ability to work from home (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • Risk aversion of senior management (in 62 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company had, and still has, some wonderful employees. The benefits were pretty good (vacation, PTO, volunteer days, and educational reimbursement); the health insurance was okay.

    Cons

    Change in management, from the upper levels to the mid levels was constant. You could count on having a different manager every six to nine months. This brought a lot of stress because each manager wanted to create his/her own team. In addition, due to a poor redesign of the flagship product and a difficult economy in the legal sector, the company lost a lot of revenue over the past few years. Upper management would try to compensate for this by cutting the workforce once or twice a year (thus the reorganization of managers). Every April and November, the employees would be on edge, waiting to hear from HR that they had been reassigned or laid off. It didn't matter if you were a top-shelf employee who had received numerous performance awards; if your number was called, that was it. I understand that there is no real security in any job, but this environment seriously lowered employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the products to make them top-shelf again. Stop the constant changes in management, and make a more concentrated effort to retain top employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Easy Gig

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    LexisNexis Legal is one of the best known brands in the industry. Every individual that attends law school uses complimentary LN databases all the way through so if you can't sell this product then you should not be selling. Easy goals to hit to get to annual bonus/clubs compared to other divisions.

    Cons

    Low turnover of sales team due to ease of job. Lots of politics and favoritism all the way up the chain and back down, therefore dinosaurs entrenched have the plum accounts regardless of whether they can deliver or not.

    Advice to Management

    Although it will never happen, enough with the politics and a**-kissing to get ahead culture. Why not change to a meritocracy? Maybe you'll even compete with Thompson then!


  3. Helpful (6)

    One bad boss can ruin an entire career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, and most of the people are smart, hard-working, friendly, and collaborative. Most managers and directors try to do their jobs well.

    Cons

    The company is less interested in telecommuting than it used to be. Also, if you have the bad luck to work for a vindictive manager or director, even briefly, your career could be over.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the occasional uninspired, shallow lower or mid-level manager ruin your ability to attract and keep talent. Have a better review or grievance process and take 360 reviews and pulse surveys more seriously.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Difficult place to work

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent coworkers, highly educated team members, out by 5pm, paid pro bono work, interesting industry, great customers, world class customer support.

    Cons

    RIFs, offshoring, internal competition for remaining jobs. Management layoffs are frequent, leading to high tension between remaining managers. Lack of strong direction from senior manager leads to lack of consistency between work teams. Annual merits are all but nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your strongest employees.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Not the place you want to be today.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees who stick together and get the work done. They hire great people but if they make too much...bye! Overall, pretty good pay and benefits, but you might not have them forever.

    Cons

    Stick with it til you retire if you have a few years left. If you are in the beginning or middle of your career, leave. Middle managers who take off every Friday and are pretty much concerned with their own status. Constant threats and just all around not the place you want to be today. The future for this company does not seem great. I wouldn't put my eggs in this basket. Oh, and middle managers who just outright deceive you for the sake of their own career.

    Advice to Management

    What's the latest strategy? Can you stick with one for any length of time?


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great company going through tough times.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very collaborative culture with generally very talented people

    Cons

    The legal market is very challenging, and the overall research pie is shrinking. This is causing significant challenges for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp product dev talent and hold people accountable for missteps and delays


  8. Helpful (6)

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to practice my trade for many years despite the work environment fostered by corporate management.

    Cons

    Local managers were unprofessional and cared little for the people reporting to them.


  9. Helpful (7)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Used to be a great company

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money can be made. Management leaves performers alone

    Cons

    Downsizing big time. Poor leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Upper managment is out of touch with sales and products.


  11. Helpful (3)

    It is too boring to work there.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries, Friendly environment and comfortable working conditions overall.

    Cons

    Boring work content, little to learn.



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