LexisNexis UK Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. A good company but doesn't value its skilled employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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

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

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Shifting sands

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

  8. Mediocre

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

  9. heads down atmosphere

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

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

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

    Pros

    nice offices, good work-life balance with great hours, 9-5 and casual dress code. Good reputation

    Cons

    Not exactly a fun environment, big disconnect between management and staff (as in most co's). No support and I was left to fend for myself when I joined, had to work out from a very dated Intranet who was who. No real scope to progress and I saw no training or development programmes

    Advice to Management

    Make it a bit more fun. Let people talk to people and do their own thing a bit and have some sociable stuff instead of work work work all the time. Have a proper induction (the company I moved to did a 2 day induction, about the business, processes, team etc etc).

  10. Pay ok, management all over the place

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

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK  (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Editorial salaries are slightly higher than competitors; flexi-time.

    Cons

    Complete lack of effective management. Progress is driven by 'creating your network', rather than tasks being clearly linked to specific departments that are easily contactable. Products pushed through to customers to catch up with larger competitors without due thought, process or care resulting in substandard products and demoralised staff.
    Exceptionally high editorial staff turnover (partly due to practice of employing all on FTCs with opaque track to perm positions). Not enough available resources and no clear project management from leadership staff.

  11. Stable but dull

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis UK

    Pros

    Reasonable salary and benefits, flexible hours, little interference from line managers but micromanagement from middle managers seeking to justify their jobs.

    Cons

    Old fashioned, arrogant management. Little room for promotion, minimal and delayed annual salary increases. Little diversity in senior management. Endless meaningless meetings.

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