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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are great. Some of the managers and employees are great, as well.

    Cons

    This has been singularly the worst employment experience of my life. This company is messed up. Constant reorganizations, lay-offs, terminations. You never know when you might be next. Management doesn't listen. They tell you what they think you want to hear, then do the opposite. It's completely impersonal, with a "link" for everything you could need. Outsourcing customer service to Manilla. So many horrible things that morale is in the toilet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of the layers of management. Listen to what your employees are telling you. Try to save money during the year, so lay-offs in the name of cost savings aren't necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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