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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated Jun 1, 2014
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3.1 14 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

(183 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Family-oriented culture which gives way to a satisfying work-life balance(in 67 reviews)

  • Company was very flexible with people wanting to work from home(in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Inept executive board and senior management attitude destroying a once-proud company(in 61 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership from upper management and lack of clear direction for my particular BU(in 50 reviews)

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    Good place to work during the time that I was employed with them.

    Manager of Customer Service (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsCared about the people that the company serviced, and did a great job contributing to this society.

    ConsNot the greatest leadership guidance from anyone above the Director level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe, and get involved with the people that you entrust your lower level management positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very uncomfortable workspace

    IT Worker (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsFlexible working hours and good coffee

    ConsThe company has very bad management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating Place to work

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGood benefits
    Good Training & Education programs
    Interesting work

    ConsInternal processes for getting work accomplished are constipated
    Lower pay than comparable jobs at other companies
    Lack of innovation
    Late to market with new product offerings

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet down in the trenches - LexisNexis is very hard to do business with an even harder for employees to do business with
    Pay your workers a competitive salary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGreat work life/balance supported by management, innovation everywhere, very agile as an organization.

    ConsConstant reorgs lead to confusion around reporting structure and little communication of strategic vision of the organization down to the masses.

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    Great work place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGet to use the cutting edge technology. You get to work with very smart people. Fortunate enought to have friendly co-workers.

    Conscompensation could be better. It is below or at the best at market. Makes it tough to keep good people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees for their knowledge and hard work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Managers are only in the[r positions because there was no where else to put them.

    Analyst (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGood pay, good benefits, good people to work with. Flexible with working from home (my team is anyway). Great holiday schedule.

    ConsManagement aren't management people, they are technical people that had no where else to go so they were placed in management. Senior management has no clue as to what is going on at the bottom. There is a lack of direction and very little communication and team work is almost frowned upon. This company is more about getting their products out quickly than having them be quality products. There is little to no room for growth. They also fail to invest in their employees. I feel like I am just a person sitting in a chair than an actual employee that is appreciated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management needs to remember that happy employees help make the company successful. If employees feel threatened or unappreciated, as soon as a different opportunity opens up, they will leave, then who will you depend on to run your business. Remember it starts from the ground up!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good, bad, then UGLY.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGood: - Worker bee's of the company (sub mgmt) were good people, hard workers, intelligent. The overall benefits were sufficient.
    -CEO of Risk.

    ConsBad: Management. Middle management to Sr. Director level was horrible. After ChoicePoint was acquired it actually got worse. Management "selects" certain employees and ignores all others when it comes to promotions, regardless of your "performance rating" (which is another joke). Yes, HR is just there to protect mgmt, even though management isn’t "people persons". The management style is make everyone laugh & "yes" them all, then backstab them when the door is closed; the definition of passive/aggressive. Compensation is NOT consistent, period. There are way too many people there making too much money and not contributing. On the contrary, there are people working extremely hard and not getting promoted/recognized. The effort by HR to get things in order is all smoke & mirrors. Everyone there is on pins and needles because at the end of the day, you’ll be in Alpharetta.

    Advice to Senior ManagementC-lean house.
    A-rticulate middle management.
    N-otice the hard working/dedicated employees
    the ones that truly are the backbone.
    C-onsider bottom up evaluations, you'll be shocked.
    F-ind out what sub-management wants
    O-bserve the compensation across the org and actually DO something about it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart people. No investment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsVery smart people
    Interesting projects and a good work environment

    ConsLimited investment in R&D will eventually lead to stagnation. Too many projects being undertaken simultaneously with no additional investment in resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cutting overhead and trust your employees to deliver on top line revenue goals.

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    Not perfect, but who is? Great company to be in!

    Senior Developer (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsGreat leadership
    Clear vision
    Good benefits
    Pay is above all others in this area
    Constant challenges, not a dull moment

    ConsPart of a bigger company... sometimes the bigger entity drags this group into the ground.
    Some of the recent people that came from another company are lazy and a bunch of winers, they can contaminate the rest

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing! We love the work, pressure can be up at times but that keeps us going and busy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    When all you care about is the money and not the employees ....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    ProsI was an employee of a company LexisNexis acquired in late 2008. The message sent out to all the teams on both sides made perfect sense. "Take the best people, products, practices and policies of companies to blend together a perfect mix of everything that works." To0 bad it was all lip service and was only said to speed up the actual agenda. I put this as a "pros" because it seemed like they were actually going to make something epic out of the best the two companies had to offer. It seemed genuine. I was a 13 year veteran of the acquired company who participated and witnessed dozens of acquisitions that all went fairly smooth. Now on the other side of the coin it wasn't going so smooth any longer.

    ConsLexisNexis, like most big business, truly has only one group of people they choose to please. The Board of Directors and Shareholders. Now this is nothing new or bad in world of big business. The downside to LexisNexis is they are perfectly willing to slaughter the chicken for one good meal than to nurture it and have enough breakfast to go around for years to feed many people.

    Instead of taking the best of both companies they simply purchased up the company, migrated over any customers they could, turned off our existing leading industry products with 15 years in service and dropped entire departments and divisions. All with little to no notice. 10 - 15 year employees and management we given no notice in most cases and escorted out the building with no notice at all. For a company that expects a 2 week notice if you plan on leaving they sure didn't follow this policy when it came time meet the maker for many.

    I've tried to keep any of my own personal feelings from this review. This is a firsthand account of my experience working for the best company in the industry being acquired by LexisNexis and basically being walked out to the firing line for execution. At least they could have provided a blind fold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think Reed Elsevier made a huge mistake by acquiring the two industry leading competitors in the field and letting the fist acquisition lead the effort to merge in the 2nd acquisition. Of course company 1 is going to side with it's own everything - people, products, policies, etc... We were competitors and even when on the same team we were treated as the competitor. We were not allowed to work on anything or know anything. It was the biggest eye opener I've lived through in the business world. I made many inquires with upper executive management in Reed and Lexis and was shot down at every turn and had every door I knocked on go unanswered. I expected so much more from a company the side of Reed Elsevier.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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