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Good company but leaves some things to be desired

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Former Employee - Legal Analyst
Former Employee - Legal Analyst

I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

Pros

I found upper management to be accessible and to have a genuine concern for the employees. The company was very supportive of time off, even if impromptu, as long as your work was under control and deadlines weren't going to be missed and in the case of impromptu time off, the time was made up. Employees were treated as professionals being trusted to make decisions on workflow and content without constant management approval. The company did a very good job at organizing and supporting activities to build camaraderie among employees and community service projects.

Cons

The office where I worked was, in our view (employees in the office) as the "redheaded step child" of the organization, a perception that wasn't aided when during a nationwide teleconference, a senior management official couldn't get our location correct. Regardless of one of the company's values of boundarlessness, groups did not work well across group boundaries. The company was able to underpay employees due to the lack of major employers in the area to give employees options to go elsewhere; however, this wasn't the only company in the area to underpay employees due to this reason. Not the best company for outgoing employees seeking other outgoing employees; most employees are introverted (although there is nothing wrong with that) but still a number of good people there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay employees what they are worth. Employees routinely worked overtime without compensation to ensure their products would be shipped on time and to be able to place as much new content as possible into the products because the employees had pride in their products and quality of work. Don't expect employees to work overtime if they are being underpaid based on a 40 hr workweek and no compensation for overtime. Just because outsourcing is a cheaper option, that doesn't make it the correct one. Truly get behind boundarylessness and ensure that all departments are treated equally and with respect.; they are all on the same side working for the same cause.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    American engineers not wanted and will be replaced

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Pros

    If you are in IT, the only reason you should consider LN is because you have no other alternatives and you need something immediate, Any IT job at LN is under consideration for offshore outsourcing to India. For that reason, employment at LN should be considered short-term only.

    Cons

    Offshore Outsourcing and wide use of imported non-American IT "guest workers" on "business visa" (H-1b, L-1, etc.) -- directly and thru foreign offshoring contract firms such as HCL, Wipro and Infosys. Employment opportunities for American engineers is shrinking. It's going to India or the Indian replacement workers are brought to the U.S. whenever possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've successfully gutted the morale of most in the American IT workforce. When you named a "Chief Offshoring and Outsourcing Officer" at the parent company, Reed Elsevier, it was clear you'd do everything possible to eliminate the American IT workforce. The message came through loud and clear after the public revelation of the COOO's powerpoint presentation charting the planned offshoring of all engineering jobs by 2010. Nice touch in that .ppt: "Lights out onshore" was how the caption read...

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

    Great people, good place to work, horrible management

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Pros

    People are great to work with. Benefits and compensation are decent. They do a fairly decent job of allowing employees to balance work and life. Flexible hours and casual environment.

    Cons

    While benefits are good, they are getting more and more expensive while covering less and less. Upper management is one of the worst, not just of this industry but in business period. Constantly going through reorgs and outsourcing so there's no consistency or stability. Employee morale is at an all-time low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. If you're not going to do that than make up your mind and stick with your decision. Constant upheaval is leaving your employees frustrated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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