LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    can't keep up with the times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lexis Nexis has a proud history and was truly a great company 10-15 years ago. At least according to the veterans on our team, there used to be a climate of innovation, collaboration, and building value for our paying customers and for society at large.

    Cons

    While this is a great legacy, it is no long applicable today. Today Lexis Nexis is struggling to survive, fighting changes on several fronts: - changing technology (everything is based on the internet) - changing values in our culture (people don't want to pay for information anymore) - regulation Today the company's primary concern isn't building value, it's preserving it. This means cutting costs no matter what the cost (no pun intended..) Teams are being outsourced, metrics are more important than ideas, and our teams are micromanaged. This results in an incredibly uncomfortable workplace where there isn't motivation or excitement.

    Advice to Management

    think about the long term future, not just about the next quarter's results.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Employees don't matter, only profit

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with LN for 2 years now, and I am confident saying that the company is only interested in bottom line financials.

    Cons

    Employees are only important when they bring value. If a division, team, or person's project is deemed to be not of value by upper management, the entire team can be laid off. More and more work is being outsourced to save costs, so this keeps most of the company on our toes as we wonder what the next division or position to be outsourced is.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees. We're the people who are building the company and working for you full time.


  3. Helpful (4)

    formerly a great company, now resistant to innovation; leadership is absent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LexisNexis was formerly a great company with an outstanding mandate and vision. As such, many employees have been around for a long time and are committed to that vision. These coworkers are great people from whom I have learned a lot. Working around GCS brings energy and is stimulating.

    Cons

    Company leadership is afraid to commit to a vision and long term strategy. The only interest is continuing to mine the traditional business models and there is an overall resistance to innovation. There is little job security as more and more positions are being outsourced unless your in sales or business development.

    Advice to Management

    Build long term value.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Shareholders > Customers > Employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get experience and if you're lucky certifications. Working remotely is an option when needed and micro-management is not the norm in my area of the organization.

    Cons

    Yearly merit increases are a joke. If you are a legacy employee that is underpaid, good luck getting a correction. You'd be better served by quitting and re-applying. There is also a glass ceiling for almost everyone in the global technology organization.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and take a very close inspection of the products being developed. 20 minute overviews by product leaders can paint a grand view of success but that rarely mirrors reality.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Downsizing and Budget Reductions.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work remotely, professional office environment, good staff and co-workers. A lot of non-monetary perquisites. Paid time off was generous. Ability to get a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Slimmed budgets mean more work for less people; outsourcing of jobs. Standard of customer service reduced to save money. Wealth unevenly distributed among the few. HR communication unsatisfactory. Politics. Increases in compensation noncompetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees.


  7. Helpful (5)

    minimum wags to do complex tasks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Database Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Contractor - Database Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    no pros to work for this company

    Cons

    minimum wage, felt replaceable, job was outsourced to the phillipines (and they're an american company)

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (6)

    LexisNexis... I would stay away

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a career with, good pay, so so benefits but that is everywhere.

    Cons

    Profit is number one, everything else is secondary. If you are looking for a career, look elsewhere as they make it a practice to lay off tenured employees, cant sustain a career at LexisNexis. Customer satisfaction used to be important, not any more. If you are a loyal employee, you need your head examined because the company doesnt care about you. The employee opinion survey is a joke and not paid attention to. Setting records low numbers fo " Would you refer this company to a friend?? Company cares about looking great in the community but does the community realy know what they are doing with the local work forces, Martindale Hubbell, Albany, Dayton. Company preaches innovation but they do not listen to their employees. They are sending jobs oversees at a ratio of 7 foreign workers to equal one American worker, American workers help build and drive this company since the 70's. Layoffs are rampant due to a failing flagship product so since it isnt making money, the parent company cuts jobs to make up for the losses. Too many Directors and Vice Presidents, nothing gets accomplished except more meetings. Some of the worst leaders in the business, they have their own agendas and do not care about their employees or their contributions. Human resources is managements whipping boy, they are not an employee advocate at all. Bonuses are non existent for the workers but management gets all the money. Sad to see a company I once loved and respected go to waste by current money hungry CEOs and parent company DBs

    Advice to Management

    I would love to give advice but unfortunately I know that the people who this needs to be directed to, would just shrug it off, as long as they make their cuts and receive their bonuses, they are content and happy.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Demoralizing, over-worked, under-appreciated

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinating Editor in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Coordinating Editor in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good, and my co-workers were dedicated and intelligent. Made valuable products. Company was very flexible with people wanting to work from home.

    Cons

    Management unwilling or unable to better situation for employees. Incredible amounts of mandatory overtime expected (with some employees working 100+ hours/week, or 24-hour days). Large amount of workforce is unhealthy largely due to the demands of the job. Incredible amounts of responsibility given with little regard for experience, training, or skill level (and with no change in salary).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and respect your employees. You are running them into the ground.


  10. Helpful (6)

    I worked at LexisNexis for more than 20 years.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Flexible and casual work environment. Interesting and challenging work. Competitive -- though not generous -- compensation. Some telecommuting and home-basing allowed.

    Cons

    No strategic plan. Reactive rather than proactive. Too many reorganizations and downsizings. Too much reliance on offshoring. Talent pool is being decimated by layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Constant reorganization, layoffs and offshoring are negatively impacting quality. Morale is very low among employees. Listen to employees -- your most valuable resource -- before it is too late.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Used to be an amazing place to work. AVOID.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Litigation Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great co-workers, excellent alternate use of a law degree.

    Cons

    Horrible management has driven this once great company into the ground. It was an amazing place to work, avoid at all costs now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stop micromanaging.



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