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Best of times worst of times.

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Current Employee - Sales Executive
Current Employee - Sales Executive

I have been working at LexisNexis UK

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people, flexible hours, excellent lower end management. LN's a large company and its easy to disappear into it if you know how to both hide and look busy at the same time.

Cons

LN's bureaucracy is like something out of Kafka and is answerable only to the senior management who seemingly live on another plane of existence to the rest of the company. At the end of the day the company survives on the back of the "grunts" at the bottom of the pyramid and with their contribution it would die on its arse in a week.

Advice to Management

Let people do their jobs. I know more about my customers needs than the senior management does because I talk to them everyday.

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  1. A good company but doesn't value its skilled employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis UK  (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, such as 28.5 days annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, and tolerant of home workers.

    Cons

    Training constrained and depended largely on how supportive/effective your direct manager was. Once the salary increase got linked to your personal performance review, management stopped giving high marks (for excellent work) which was demotivational.

    Advice to Management

    The senior managers should be more visible/accessible and be more open to ideas generated from within the company/the Subject Matter Experts. The company values (one of which was 'boundarylessness') should be changed to more relevant behaviours to promote excellence.

  2. A nice place to start out - but not necessarily safe to stay.

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    Current Employee - Editor in Farringdon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Editor in Farringdon, England (UK)

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexi-time, work from home, casual dress policy, friendly staff. I think your experience is totally dependent on which business area you're in. Pay is initially quite good in comparison to TR and other legal editorial companies. You'll never have to stay later than 5pm unless you choose to (can always take the work home if needed). Charity days can be fun.

    Cons

    You really have to fight for any pay-rise - it's more about who you know rather than what you know in some areas of the business. Constant redundancies, not a month goes by without another email announcement - this is to clear the middle management previous posts have complained about. Many people who have been there for years are now disillusioned with the business (probably relating to redundancies no doubt). Outsourcing a lot of editorial work abroad to cut costs which means jobs aren't as safe as they used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Try and inject some fun and life into the business! If you're going to make redundancies, better to do them all at once rather than drag it out over a period of 2 years - it's unsettling for those of us who are still here waiting to be cut!

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