LexisNexis Legal & Professional
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www.lexisnexis.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

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26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Company in Transition

    Data Steward (Current Employee)
    New Providence, NJ

    ProsTransition is a good time to get new types of experience, and to start over with new relationships with upper management.

    Consjoint venture changes the culture of the company quite a bit, very pared down community involvement and team building which can be supported by the original umbrella but is not part of the joint venture effort

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee what can be taken from the original managing company that can boost moral during transition - support activities that keep energy high - they are not all things with a high financial cost outright, but loss of them may contribute to loss of productivity, with will affect bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    LexisNexis experiences

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHad an innovation tradition; A great brand name, well respected; A part of the bigger parent company. Decent benefit and good severance package.

    ConsInnovation seems now just legacy; very risk averse. Contribution not always recognized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBonus/profit is not everything. Don't punish the growth business ---Respect growth products; Get the biz growing again.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    easy work, but most of dev is outsourced

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prossufficient time off / flexible hours / competitive pay

    ConsI was hired as a developer, but I ended up managing outsourced projects. I would do code reviews and such, but rarely did any development / little opportunity for career growth / management views staff as a resource to be exploited, not to grow and develop

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    can't keep up with the times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLexis Nexis has a proud history and was truly a great company 10-15 years ago. At least according to the veterans on our team, there used to be a climate of innovation, collaboration, and building value for our paying customers and for society at large.

    ConsWhile this is a great legacy, it is no long applicable today. Today Lexis Nexis is struggling to survive, fighting changes on several fronts:
    - changing technology (everything is based on the internet)
    - changing values in our culture (people don't want to pay for information anymore)
    - regulation

    Today the company's primary concern isn't building value, it's preserving it. This means cutting costs no matter what the cost (no pun intended..) Teams are being outsourced, metrics are more important than ideas, and our teams are micromanaged.

    This results in an incredibly uncomfortable workplace where there isn't motivation or excitement.

    Advice to Senior Managementthink about the long term future, not just about the next quarter's results.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good vision, poor implementation

    Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI used to feel that LexisNexis represented values that I could get behind. But over time, I realized that wasn't always true. However, the idea (or hope) that you are working to provide better access to academic research and primary sources is certainly motivating.

    Pay is pretty good, and I worked with a great team.

    ConsThe company is unwilling to adjust to the 3rd millennium. I say unwilling because they know what they could do, but refuse to adjust trusted and tried business models for unchartered territory. Because of this, the outlook is negative in the mid and long term.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to younger employees. Focus on building a company that will be successful long term instead of immediate monetization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees don't matter, only profit

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI've been with LN for 2 years now, and I am confident saying that the company is only interested in bottom line financials.

    ConsEmployees are only important when they bring value. If a division, team, or person's project is deemed to be not of value by upper management, the entire team can be laid off. More and more work is being outsourced to save costs, so this keeps most of the company on our toes as we wonder what the next division or position to be outsourced is.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of employees. We're the people who are building the company and working for you full time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    formerly a great company, now resistant to innovation; leadership is absent

    Business Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLexisNexis was formerly a great company with an outstanding mandate and vision. As such, many employees have been around for a long time and are committed to that vision. These coworkers are great people from whom I have learned a lot. Working around GCS brings energy and is stimulating.

    ConsCompany leadership is afraid to commit to a vision and long term strategy. The only interest is continuing to mine the traditional business models and there is an overall resistance to innovation.

    There is little job security as more and more positions are being outsourced unless your in sales or business development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild long term value.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with! Good benefits.

    Law Firm Marketing Specialist (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexibility, good benefits, "decent" products

    ConsFulfillment of products (web based marketing products), customer service & support are awesome, but reliability of solutions being fulfilled not so great

    Advice to Senior Managementmore marketing of products

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSolid Brand Good Working environment

    ConsMerging with Internet Brands/could be layoffs soon

    Advice to Senior Managementgood management teem/solid brands

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    15+ years company on rapid decline

    Customer Support (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsTime off, 401 k, business casual

    Conssenior mgt on a path regardless of input or outcome of projects. full speed ahead will crash and burn this once wonderful company

    Advice to Senior Managementstop, listen to the folks handling the work and customers. so much frustration from customers, in the end lexis will not flourish if we don't have customers that are happy with us and believe me they are not

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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