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Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    Good work-life balance, low salaries

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinating Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinating Editor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can find a position at this company that you love, you'll be happy working for LexisNexis. They have a good support infrastructure for home-based employees, good time-off policy and they try to foster a friendly, supportive working environment.

    Cons

    There aren't many opportunities to grow personally or get promoted, most career moves are probably lateral. The worst is the compensation offered. I can only speak for editorial positions, but there are no bonuses and you will only get your regular 2.5% increase annually (as long as you meet your PDP expectations). It's disappointing but the flexibility and autonomy of the job outweigh the cons. The training and skill-improvement offerings leave a lot to be desired. The courses in the internal catalog of "learning" are terribly out of date and I get the impression employees are left to their own devices to improve their skills and knowledge. The other thing that's gone downhill is their health insurance. The high-deductible health plan is now mandatory for all US employees. The only choice you have is between a high deductible and a very high deductible. For a healthy person who only requires minimal doctor office visits and a prescription or two, this is very expensive as you never have a chance to meet your deductible and have to pay all your expenses out of pocket. They do contribute to your HSA which may just about cover your medical expenses if you're careful enough.


  2. Helpful (6)

    One bad boss can ruin an entire career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, and most of the people are smart, hard-working, friendly, and collaborative. Most managers and directors try to do their jobs well.

    Cons

    The company is less interested in telecommuting than it used to be. Also, if you have the bad luck to work for a vindictive manager or director, even briefly, your career could be over.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the occasional uninspired, shallow lower or mid-level manager ruin your ability to attract and keep talent. Have a better review or grievance process and take 360 reviews and pulse surveys more seriously.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Accountant MBA ,MSHR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Pros

    None , not anything , complicated useless

    Cons

    many , so much , very much

    Advice to Management

    erase the whole thing go back to Wikipedia that you and people like you criticizing... pay your $3.00 at least you get some relevant information with short amount of time .


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Difficult place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent coworkers, highly educated team members, out by 5pm, paid pro bono work, interesting industry, great customers, world class customer support.

    Cons

    RIFs, offshoring, internal competition for remaining jobs. Management layoffs are frequent, leading to high tension between remaining managers. Lack of strong direction from senior manager leads to lack of consistency between work teams. Annual merits are all but nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your strongest employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Future of outside sales.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you like telephone sales this is for you.

    Cons

    The industry are like lemmings, they few that are left copy each other's moves, no matter how silly. There are simply too many firms left untouched with this sort of business model. No amount of market research will tell you that. Only an outside sales dog will tell you the amount of penetration involved with the present telephone mostly model.

    Advice to Management

    Small firms tend to become big firms at some point. You have no brand loyalty as the personal touch in person is gone.


  7. Helpful (7)

    If you work in editorial, I hope you don't expect to have a life.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial
    Current Employee - Editorial

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people with whom I work directly are stellar...in spite of the non-stop pressure to do more with less. You'll love your boss in all likelihood. You may even like the guy above that. They understand your job and your challenges. Too bad. All decisions are made a level or more above that.

    Cons

    Again, this is the editorial side of things. NOT sales or coding or anything else.
    * Not enough people to do the work.
    * Struggling daily/hourly with a new editorial database work system which fails constantly.
    *Work/life balance is non-existent, largely due to the unreliable editorial database system.
    *Raises do not track even inflation.
    *Problems all handled by work-order and generally fulfilled off-shore.
    *Benefits shrink every year.
    *Flexibility of homebasing is not allowed, although you're encouraged to do the massive/never-ending overtime at home.
    *Layoffs have been frequent. Generally involve getting rid of necessary institutional knowledge.
    *No career path unless you want to move to management. No one wants to move to management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting as if the people who create the product you actually sell are a bunch of robots without lives or souls. Overtime reaching a constant 10 hours a week or more is a sign the system is broken. Wake up. Getting lean to appease stockholders won't create reliable, quality product.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Review of RC positionn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and great product training

    Cons

    Constantly changing, eliminating positions and inability to get promoted within

    Advice to Management

    Make the RC's sales people again, give them commission, stop taking people for granted and think about where the relationships are within the firms. The CM's don't have them.


  9. Helpful (10)

    Great people but

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people working there are great.

    Cons

    This company does not value its people. They are constantly letting good, highly-placed people go in a misguided effort to make the company more profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Quit managing quarter to quarter.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Save a great company before it's too late!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, dedicated. The building blocks are there in skilled people, technology and products.

    Cons

    Executives have lost their way. Only concerned about their bonuses and packages.
    East coast execs want to please Europe execs, not build on the talent they have.
    Too much outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before you destroy a once great company.
    Stop outsourcing.
    Be honest!


  11. A positive experience with much learned and met good people along to the way.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The services that we offered and the clients that I had worked with for so many years. The possibilities for many perks an benefits with the company besides health for exceeding goals. Autonomy was given to senior and successful Account Managers which made the position much more able to attain and retain success.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and wanna be chiefts and contradictions were constantly looming in the environment. Company so huge that there was no sense of connection or family hood.

    Advice to Management

    Try to utilize the very things you want to put into place and conclusions are best not to jump to.



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