LexisNexis Legal & Professional

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Updated June 25, 2015
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LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO 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. Senior Technical Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working one on one with team members for the sake of the business. Resolving issues with the legal publications on errors with content and formatting. Good atmosphere with some moral boosting activities (pot luck activities). The supervision and management worked well with you, not demanding. Get paid time off, including paid time off on holidays. Good working hours, day shift only, no weekend shifts.

    Cons

    Lacking good leadership, could not make snap decisions. Lots of personal biases of how the final product should look like, trying to emphasize looks rather than content and functionality with the legal publications, in print or online.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your people and see to the needs of the customer. (The customer is not the ROD for the Official Reporter publications. The real customer are the ones who use the product). The customer doesn't care about aesthetics, they want accurate information no matter how it is presented.


  2. Good perks and headed in right direction

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company appears to be turning the corner in spite of challenging environment. Recent hires in the executive level help drive a better focus. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very slow to make decisions and needs lots of people to say yes to a project but plenty of individuals appear able to say no. LN does not pay very high but I guess the benefits make up for that!

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating and helping the teams beneath you to execute. There is a large and willing group of employees who want us all to succeed.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Sliding

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, bonus, some very talented people among the many miscreants

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, "growth" achieved by budget cuts

    Advice to Management

    The parts are worth more than the whole; set them free and divest! Sell core business to Reuters and RE stock will soar.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    The Area and Individual You Report To in a Senior Role is KEY

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training. Key is territory and manager you will ultimate report to.

    Cons

    Extremely Political. Most in management have been there forever.


  6. Helpful (5)

    ID Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ID Coordinator in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - ID Coordinator in Oakland, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Long term benefits are great! Stable company

    Cons

    I loved my co-workers, however it felt like there was nowhere for me to grow...so I left.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times!


  7. Helpful (3)

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

    Pros

    Big company benefits, lots of structure and nice people.

    Cons

    Too much office politics and unnecessary processes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee's feedback


  8. Helpful (6)

    Not ideal for entry level, probably great otherwise

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legislative Database Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Legislative Database Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

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

    Pros

    (1) Amazing coworkers. Company definitely attempts to create a strong company culture (e.g. monthly celebrations, picnics, holiday party.)
    (2) Management attempts to have open communication with employees.
    (3) Flexible hours
    (4) Brand name. The professional world knows the company. (I think it helped me get my current job)

    Cons

    (1) Nonexistent professional development outside of job description. If you will be trained to do your job--if you're even trained to do your job.
    (2) Mediocre compensation (at best). Company insists it pays competitive wages. I was told I could not receive a raise until my end of year evaluation because I'm paid a competitive salary and then 4-5 months after that conversation someone was offered a higher starting salary for the same position.
    (3) Questionable company performance. Company performed poorly last year, resulting in lower merit raises.Outsourcing to the Philippines. Don't think it will lead to layoff, but it definitely changes the the job descriptions as lower skill tasks are sent overseas.
    (4) Stressful jobs. From personal experience and observation, there are very few mid-level management and below positions that aren't stressful. It definitely shaped my long term view of the company because I don't want to move up and become manager one day and have to deal with how stressful it is to be manager.
    (5) Difficult work-life balance. A significant amount of the jobs here outside of client services involve delegating workflow to other people. This means hoping that when you come in the next day, things are done in an expected way. Similarly, a lot of the work depends on automation that does not always work...making work flow unpredictable. You might go home and not be working, but there will definitely be a few passing thoughts about it...or maybe a few texts or phone calls to coworkers asking for updates or fixes.

    Advice to Management

    From my experience, I think there's a fundamental disconnect between how management and I view the relationship between an employee and an employer. I think there has to be a compelling answer to this question: What does an employee gain from working in an entry level position for an additional year? LN did not have a compelling answer to that question for me. I'm not at all above spending 2 or 3 years in a position that doesn't pay a salary I am comfortable with as long as spending time in that position leads to something. You can't expect people to do the same thing every day, learn absolutely nothing new, and know that they won't be moving up any time soon or be paid more AND still want to show up to work the next day. It leads to unhappy employees and a horrible employee retention policy.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great company perks - too many changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Constant change - changes to territories, management, etc.
    Lots of pressure
    Demanding job - high expectations for you to be available at all hours
    Products don't always meet the market's needs


  10. Helpful (6)

    Good work-life balance, low salaries

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinating Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinating Editor in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    If you can find a position at this company that you love, you'll be happy working for LexisNexis. They have a good support infrastructure for home-based employees, good time-off policy and they try to foster a friendly, supportive working environment.

    Cons

    There aren't many opportunities to grow personally or get promoted, most career moves are probably lateral. The worst is the compensation offered. I can only speak for editorial positions, but there are no bonuses and you will only get your regular 2.5% increase annually (as long as you meet your PDP expectations). It's disappointing but the flexibility and autonomy of the job outweigh the cons. The training and skill-improvement offerings leave a lot to be desired. The courses in the internal catalog of "learning" are terribly out of date and I get the impression employees are left to their own devices to improve their skills and knowledge. The other thing that's gone downhill is their health insurance. The high-deductible health plan is now mandatory for all US employees. The only choice you have is between a high deductible and a very high deductible. For a healthy person who only requires minimal doctor office visits and a prescription or two, this is very expensive as you never have a chance to meet your deductible and have to pay all your expenses out of pocket. They do contribute to your HSA which may just about cover your medical expenses if you're careful enough.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Future of outside sales.

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

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you like telephone sales this is for you.

    Cons

    The industry are like lemmings, they few that are left copy each other's moves, no matter how silly. There are simply too many firms left untouched with this sort of business model. No amount of market research will tell you that. Only an outside sales dog will tell you the amount of penetration involved with the present telephone mostly model.

    Advice to Management

    Small firms tend to become big firms at some point. You have no brand loyalty as the personal touch in person is gone.



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