LexisNexis UK Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Great culture, lacks focus

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Relaxed, friendly culture. People stay here a very long time, and they're generally very supportive to move you around into different roles in the business.

    Cons

    Lacks focus. As with any matrix structure, there are overlapping priorities, which is challenging. Certain products can get pushed by management, without necessary research behind it.


  2. Fond memories.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great personal development and work autonomy. Good working culture and lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Become very metric driven. Too many parts of the company are now outsourced.


  3. The only way is... sideways?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Support in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Support in London, England (UK)

    I worked at LexisNexis UK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working (Home working, Flexible Hours, Laptop; hot desking; roof terrace with wifi!)
    Clean, bright, modern offices
    Excellent facilities
    Well located
    Great staff and team
    Training opportunities for everybody

    Cons

    Big corporate with lots of beaurocracy.
    I left because after a year I still had not secured a meeting with the career development team
    They're quick to typecast and can some departments can be clicky
    Promotions were few and far between. Many people have had the same job for years with no promotion. Moving to other departments, yes. But not promote

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in career development. There's no use in sending people on a course if you won't let them use their new skills!


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. Lovely people, sleepy company with very few exciting things going on.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and professional. Good life work balance. Part of a huge multinational publishing company. Good salaries

    Cons

    Yawn! the products are slowly dying, the subject matter (legal and tax) can make you reach for the bottle and the UK business is not doing very well, and will periodically go through rounds of redundancies to keep the balance out of the red.


  8. Good opportunity though depends on your line manager and team structure

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

    I worked at LexisNexis UK full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity, good work life balance, team communication cascades down, salary can be good, good location just few mins from Chancery Lane

    Cons

    office culture is dated specially as many people have been with the business for long, too many silos

    Advice to Management

    Breakdown silos and look for a solution across the entire business and not just your team
    Take a long term view


  9. Bullying culture - Senior Leadership Team only look out for each other

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

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free coffee and decent work/life balance

    Cons

    There is a culture of bullying junior members of staff. Management don't really appear to care about development and creating an open and collaborative work environment. If errors are committed, junior members of staff are thrown under the bus and when good work is done - management always take credit.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of promoting and encouraging bullying behaviour, clean out management staff and start fresh. Work hard to actually create a culture of development instead of just talking about it with no action.


  10. Shifting sands

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Editor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Editor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and decent pay

    Cons

    The industry is changing and management is struggling to make sense of everything

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking staff for granted


  11. Mediocre

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

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nothing more than the people I work with.

    Cons

    Work life balance, office culture



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