LexisNexis Legal & Professional

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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
706 Reviews
2.6
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Pros
  • Other areas of the company allow more flexibility, better work life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • Company was very flexible with people wanting to work from home (in 49 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 53 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Technology professional at LexisNexis for more than 20 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    LexisNexis pays well and has reasonably good benefits. The work environment is pleasant and the location is nice.

    Cons

    * Executives are completely out of touch with reality and cannot formulate or stick to a strategy.
    * The company is very reactive and chases every "bright, shiny object".
    * Tactical decision making is the norm.
    * Layoffs are constant. Good people are let go because of political differences, not necessarily because of skills.
    * Each year brings a reduction in benefits. Changes to vacation policies, pension plans, insurance plans, 401K etc.
    * Benefits are provided based on your level (number of layers below the CEO) and salary, years of service are becoming irrelevant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formulate a solid strategy and stick to it. Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Work life balance is very good. Very nice facility in the Dayton suburbs. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much offshoring. Constant layoffs. Director level and above do not respect their employees. Little to no opportunity for advancement. Instead of being appreciative of the unreasonable amount of work that we have completed we are constantly criticized and demoralized. Employees are considered as an expense and not as human beings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture needs to change and it should start at the top. Instead of laying off talented workers and losing all of that intellectual capital, maybe the senior management should be replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low pay with high expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work. Nice office buidling in Ballantyne.

    Cons

    Sold out to First Advantage who off shored jobs to India within months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees who produce quality results instead of selling out to the highest bidder that will take jobs from the USA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Rudderless and Dismal Corporate Culture

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    • 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

    As with any large organization, there are some really good people here doing good work. Every business unit has its own pros, cons and internal dynamics so some of the problems occurring in the company overall or in one business unit may not affect others.

    Cons

    The company goes through a major reorganization every 18 months or so to "create synergies" or to "improve our competitive position." In reality, upper management has been grasping at straws for years now to try and figure out what's actually working and what isn't. If you are looking for a job where you are rewarded and recognized for generating good/great results, you may be disappointed with what you find here. If you are looking for a place where you can be mediocre but rely on your ability to talk a good game and demonstrate your mastery of office politics, apply now. This place is cut-throat and there appears to be no connection between actual job performance and opportunities for career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Outsourcing, pay reductions show how much they really value their people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Analyst
    Current Employee - Legal Analyst

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, interesting work, incredibly talented and bright co-workers, strong company that gives employees two days off to do volunteer work in the community

    Cons

    It is all about the money for upper management. They don't care about quality, they don't care about employee satisfaction. They only care about this quarter's revenue without caring about what that will mean for the future.

    You must never forget that you are a little person, just a cog that can be disposed of at a whim.Or, have your pay dropped 15% without warning when they decide to increase your workweek without increasing your compensation. Or be forced to train somebody to do your job overseas and then watch in dismay how the quality has gone down.

    Re-organizations are annual events. You don't want to try for a promotion because in a year that job will be gone and all your work will have been for naught. Upper management has no clue on how to motivate their employers but that is probably because they don't care about the company's own 99%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act human? Be brave and tell us to our faces what you are going to do that may not be to an employee's benefit instead of leaving it to our immediate supervisors who face to suffer from you decrees.Seriously I think they don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    The ship has hit the iceberg and is taking on water, but the Captain is still asleep.

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    This is an exciting and transformative time in the legal/professional marketplace. Depending on your role, work schedules can be flexible. Good benefits. Other than that, I got 'nuthin.

    Cons

    Cost-cutting has whittled the company down to the bone. Layoffs are the order of the day - particularly unannounced "stealth" layoffs, when people don't even know who has been let go until they are no longer there. Good people are let go, while dead weight remains. As much work as possible is being offshored. Meaningful communication is nil. Product decisions are being made without regard for what will best serve the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Memo to upper management: ask middle management to "show you the money". You can't cost-cut your way to success. At some point you need to generate revenue, and there is no plan for that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Stop the Layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Interesting work
    Benefits were above average

    Cons

    Management - the company keeps changing direction every year to 18 months. Absolutely NO job security. Every 6 months there are lay offs and the remaining people must double up on their work. Little to no admin support - all sales associates have been let go in last 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are saying in the pulse survey. Most rank and file sales reps like their boss, but the management at Director level and above is atrocious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    They are reporting that revenue is up ... so why are they eliminating jobs?

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

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are great, everyone seems committed to working hard to meet the companies goals. Salaries seem in line for the positions. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Management is constantly changing direction or hiring some new "white knight" which frequently derails current progress. There are constant reorganizations (every 18 months) and these changes filter down the ranks, which means your job is never—ever—secure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop eliminating jobs! You are losing good, committed, savvy people who have in-depth product and company knowledge. Stay the course! Promote from within. Quit hiring self-serving upper-management people with personal agendas of promoting themselves and their lame theoretical ideas. If the rank and file can easily see through their smoke screens of mumbo-jumbo why can't you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Corporate America Today

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

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (not including salary), commitment to community support, charitable endeavors, rule of law/anti-trafficking efforts.

    Cons

    Offshoring, Layoffs, make the ones left work twice as hard, no loyalty to employees - so what else is new in corporate America today?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat people as if they were only units of production.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    A great career lessons learned on the type of company to avoid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Cary, NC

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Really passionate team members.
    2. Small pockets of leaders that truly care and are experienced enough to build strong, high performing teams. Although they are usually outnumbered.

    Cons

    1. Disconnected and disengaged leadership.
    2. 'Boys Club' leadership culture that manages up and out.
    3. Sr. leaders are so involved with pushing their agendas, that employee input is rarely considered.
    4. Have I mentioned there is a glaring (negative) leadership issue there?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the number of people that have left in the past 18 months be a wake-up call that you truly need to get people in that understand how to lead high performing organizations. Be humble enough to know when your ideas and strategies are not working and smart enough to course correct before its too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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