LexisNexis Legal & Professional

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Rightsource = OUTsource = ten year old business model

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Vacation accrual plan is fairly generous and the only thing keeping me here at the moment.

Cons

HIGHLY limited internal career path. Highly expensive benifits. Constantly re-working the 'mission' of the organization to the point that is becomes a joke! Horrible at retaining the highly productive employees. Hihgly inconsistent regarding work locations/work from home options.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retain your talent, quit outsourcing things like support to offshore organizations.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    grotesque incompetenece, bad gaith, mismanagement but excellent peers

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    Former Employee - Editor Content Manager
    Former Employee - Editor Content Manager

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

    Pros

    big company with lots of job openings and really swell benefits packages.

    Cons

    Idiot management. Jumps on every new management theory bandwagon that comes down the pike, usually resulting in a re-org and layoffs. If any consultant book is on the NYT bestseller list, you can bet that within four months Lexis will be adopting it, hiring massively overpayed consultants to instill it, issuing wallet cards and doing workshops for mission statements, then doing the re-org and screwing everyone. Typically re-org or re-align business groups every six to ten months. Constantly making all middle-management re-apply for their own jobs: 1) pisses everyone off 2) re-sets salary scale. Incredibly short-sighted upper management; gross incompetence. Very nepotistic and favoritist. HR refuses to investigate incompetence, bad faith or workplace bullying. In comprehensible refusal to provide staff with training or resources. Incredibly outmoded proprietary software, or ripoff out-of-box stuff with high-prioced nonfucntional tweaks. IT is out of the 1980s...no staff, no support, constant irritant. Online services primitive as hell.

    Most astounding thing about this company is HOW GOOD THEIR STAFF IS, CONSISTENTLY and how awful the management, the culture, the support of staff, and how inferior the products. If management reformed, gioven the quality of the genertal staff, this company would go like gangbusters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Promote your own staff inbstead of parachuiting favored incompetents in from your satellite offices.
    2) Provide resources, training, software to keep pace with industry.
    3) Stop re-organizing, laying off, jumping on consultant bandwagons.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    some good, some bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Research Consultant
    Current Employee - Legal Research Consultant

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

    Pros

    *Some of the most wonderful, intelligent, creative, hard-working co-workers I've had the pleasure of working with in my career.
    *Flexible work situation. Many positions allow you to work from home.
    *Training/continued education: the company continues to invest in you.
    *Always improving--this might be a negative to some because it feels like there is a major change every couple of years, but the truth is, the company is rather agile and is constantly looking to improve/respond to the evolving needs of customers
    *Some innovative products

    Cons

    *Legal market is difficult (market contracting, notoriously difficult customers)
    *Too many Senior Managers
    *Lay-offs continue to loom--but for employees they value they really do try to find alternative positions
    *Complex organization is difficult to maneuver--this is where the wonderful co-workers are important
    *Sometimes unrealistic expectations from employees--goals don't always seem reasonable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Get realistic about expectations
    *Next time you need to make staff reductions, look at management, rather than customer-facing employees
    *Keep focusing on excellence in products and customer service--if these give even a little, we lose what makes us great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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