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New York, NY
5001 to 10000 employees
RELX Group
1818
Company - Public
Consulting
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the ... Read more

Mission: Our mission and purpose is to advance the rule of law around the world.

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LexisNexis Legal & Professional – Why Work For Us?


CUSTOMER-DRIVEN INNOVATION

There's never been a more exciting time to join the LexisNexis Legal & Professional team.

Our goal is to revolutionize the way customers in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations work by combining a deep understanding of their needs, emerging technologies and powerful content and software. 

Our teams are developing and delivering what was once unimaginable through the use of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, the Cloud and Open Source tools.

As a team and in collaboration with customers and key actors, we’re in a unique position to transform the industry through information, technology and analytics while having a powerful, positive impact on society by advancing the rule of law.

Quick Facts:

  • The LexisNexis legal and news database contains 81bn documents and records
  • 1.5m new legal documents are added daily to the database from 54,000 sources, generating 20bn connections. In all, 20m legal documents are processed daily
  • Nexis news and business content includes 40,000 premium sources in 30 languages, covering more than 150 countries. It has data including 320m company profiles with a content
    archive that dates back 40 years
  • The LexisNexis database includes more than 220m court dockets and documents, 110m patent documents, 1.9m State Trial Orders and 1.2m Jury verdict and settlement documents
  • LexisNexis is committed to advancing the rule of law through operations and solutions that provide transparency into the law in more than 130 countries


ADVANCING THE RULE OF LAW AROUND THE WORLD

As rule of law increases in any given country, access to decent work and economic growth tends to rise, families are able to lift themselves out of poverty, innovation and infrastructure are stimulated, health and well-being increase, and there are reduced inequalities and acts of violence, including improvement in gender equality. See our Rule of Law Impact Tracker and read more here.

The rule of law is the foundation for the development of peaceful, equitable and prosperous societies. We believe that for the rule of law to be effective, there must be equality under the law, transparency of law, an independent judiciary and access to legal remedy.

Yet, about half of the world’s population live outside the shelter of the law. That’s 4 billion people struggling for their basic, human rights on a daily basis.

At LexisNexis Legal & Professional, our underlying purpose as a business is to advance the rule of law around the world. We’re working to bring the percentage of people living outside the umbrella protection of the rule of law down to zero through our day-to-day business operations, products and services, and actions as a corporate citizen.

This work is led through the efforts and creativity of our 10,000 people and in collaboration with customers and stakeholders in law firms, courts, businesses, governments, academia, associations, NGOs and the United Nations. Because progress is possible when we join together.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is part of the RELX Group, along with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Elsevier and Reed Exhibitions. LexisNexis Legal & Professional support the RELX Group Diversity & Inclusion approach below.

Our People

Our people are our strength. Our workforce of about 30,000 people has an average length of service of nine years.

Our people team is responsible for recruiting talented individuals and helping them develop in their role. We provide innovative learning and development opportunities for our employees and work with them to create an inclusive culture that enables a high-performing and engaged workforce.

Diversity & Inclusion Vision

At RELX Group we are passionate about making a positive impact on society and customers through our unique contributions as a business including access to information, advance of science and health, protection of society, promotion of the rule of law and access to justice, and fostering communities. We are fully committed to creating a fair and equitable work environment for our people and in all the countries and territories in which we operate we seek to comply with local employment and equality laws.

We want RELX Group to be a great place to work, where our employees feel valued, have equal opportunities and pay equality, regardless of their gender, gender identity, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Diversity and Inclusion are important to our future. We need the engagement of people from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and ideas to achieve real innovation for our customers around the world.

Our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Vision, set out above, articulates our commitment to a diverse workforce and an environment that respects individuals and their contributions. Our D&I Strategy is focused on translating the Vision into practical action. Among its commitments is maintaining a D&I Advisory Group composed of a senior business and HR leader from each business unit, supported by a broader D&I Working Group.

We also have more than 35 Employee Resource Groups across the Group, such as women’s forums and LGBT groups, to facilitate support, mentoring and community involvement.

Gender Diversity

Our workforce is 51% female and 49% male. There are 43% female and 57% male managers, and 29% female and 71% male senior operational managers. Women make up 36% of the members of the RELX Boards.

We remain committed to promoting and enabling equal opportunity, regardless of gender, at every level in our organization.

To enable parity across all levels, we have undertaken several initiatives.

Recent examples of progress include:

  • In 2017, we expanded our women in technology mentoring program for mid-career women in technology across our four business areas 
  • Based on the success of our women in technology mentoring we launched a mentoring program for women in senior roles across RELX Group, which Nick Luff, RELX Group’s CFO; Kumsal Bayazit, Reed Exhibitions' Europe President and Gunjan Aggarwal, Chief Human Resources Officer at RELX Group, co-sponsor
  • In 2018, we are expanding our unconscious bias training in many countries and examining our people practices with the aim of removing any hidden bias in processes like recruitment, training and development, promotions and pay practices

Further Achievements

Our D&I initiatives across the Group encompass our employees, our customers and our broader community:

  • Elsevier has attained the first level of the EDGE gender equality certification, which involved employee surveys across eight countries, an external review of policies and procedures. An EDGE focus area is flexible working and in 2017, Elsevier mapped its flexible working policies across the business as the first step in creating work practices that allow for flexibility for our employees
  • In 2017, Elsevier released Gender in the Global Research Landscape, providing insight and guidance on gender research and policy for governments, funders and institutions worldwide
  • Elsevier Philadelphia holds regular meetings with the City of Philadelphia LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce and ITEM, a group that supports minority students through mentorship, speakers and meetups
  • At the end of last year Reed Exhibitions announced Proud Experiences, its first exhibition focused on LGBT travel and tourism internationally
  • LexisNexis Legal & Professional’s Diversity & Inclusion Council has prioritized D&I in recruitment by training more than 80 of its leaders on best practices globally
  • Colleagues mark US Black History Month with activities arranged by the chapters of the RELX Group African Ancestry Network
  • The Risk and Business Analytics Disability Forum recently celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities to raise awareness of issues that affect people with disabilities
  • RELX Group is a signatory to the Women's Empowerment Principles, a UNGC and UN Women initiative to help companies empower women and promote gender equality

Pay Philosophy and Parity

Our reward philosophy aims to support the company’s ability to attract, motivate and retain high performing employees. Our reward principles are underpinned by external equity, internal equity and pay for performance.

We follow rigorous internal processes of one over one approvals and carry out internal audits to ensure pay parity for employees doing the same or similar work in a geography. Additionally, we have a whistle-blower process via an internal hotline to ensure that any issue can be reported without prejudice.

Our Commitment

RELX Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. We are committed to following all local employee legislation, regulations and laws.

We conduct regular surveys to gather employee feedback. In 2017, we conducted pulse surveys across the business to hear from employees about how we are doing to make RELX Group a great place to work.

Health and Wellbeing

Our employees have the right to a healthy and safe workplace, as outlined in our Global Health and Safety Policy. While we comply with all employee-related reporting requirements, we are also committed to promoting workplace well-being of our employees. In the US, where we have the largest presence of employees, the CareConnect and REACH programs promote workplace well-being through health screenings and various health awareness programs and incentives.

Our annual Fit2Win global well-being competition encourages employees to establish fitness teams to compete for cash prizes for charities of their choice. In 2017, 106 teams took part and ran, walked, cycled and swam a total of 93,457 miles.

Dedicated health and well-being programs are now available to more than 19,000 employees around the world, equating to over 60 percent of our employees.

VALUES

We have five values that define the way we work as a company and what we are doing to succeed in our markets.

Customer focus

Everything we do is driven by our customers' needs. We want to be their indispensable partner. We have a passion for understanding and exceeding our customers' expectations. We are committed to providing demonstrably superior products and services with the highest level of quality and excellence. We are professional in all our customer dealings. We are highly valued and respected by our customers.

Valuing our people

We put the highest priority on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people. Our managers are directly responsible for the development of their people. We recognize and reward achievement. We enjoy what we do and we celebrate success. We empower our people to maximize their potential and contribution. We respect our people and believe in open and honest communication. We behave in an ethical and principled manner.

Passion for winning

We are determined to outperform and beat the competition. We always want to be the best. We are a high energy, fast moving, decisive organization. We have a strong propensity for action. We always execute well and deliver. We set aggressive goals and strive to beat them. We hold ourselves and each other accountable for outstanding results.

Innovation

We welcome and push change; we challenge the status quo. We encourage our people to be entrepreneurial, take some risks and learn from mistakes. We are ready to make bold moves and decisions. We constantly look for new ideas, and value 'out-of-the-box' thinking. We keep things simple and minimize bureaucracy.

Boundarylessness

We welcome the global nature of our business and encourage people to work collaboratively across business units, hierarchy and functions. We constantly strive to break down barriers between organizations. Our people are supportive of each other. We seek partnerships with customers and suppliers. 

CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is committed to supporting the communities where we live and work through LexisNexis Cares volunteerism and giving. 

LexisNexis Cares includes:

  • Business-sponsored volunteer activities and charitable fundraising events
  • LexisNexis Cares Month - a special focus on community involvement across the company
  • In-kind charitable donations
  • Charitable giving and company matching opportunities

Volunteerism comes in all shapes and sizes at LexisNexis Legal & Professional! Employees take part in the following types of initiatives in their local communities:

  • Painting, landscaping or performing other physical improvements in the community
  • Reading, tutoring or playing games with local children at a school or children’s hospital
  • Serving a meal, packing food at a food bank or organizing activities at a local shelter
  • Cleaning up a park, planting trees and flowers, setting up a recycling program
  • Supporting adult education, teaching adults or the elderly useful skills for professional advancement and personal growth
  • Tending to animals at a local humane society or nature conservation
  • Skill-based volunteering that leverages marketing, strategic, HR, finance, legal and other skills to help a charity

About 80 of our exceptional people across the world serve as a Cares Champions and help organize and advocate for volunteers in their offices.

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    The Lexis Brand is very highly regarded. It's an easy sell into law firms who need legal research and online regulations. Worked without being micromanaged. Pay was good and was president trips

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at LexisNexis Legal & Professional (Dayton, OH) in July 2014.

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    I applied through a recruiter, and received a request for an interview within a few days. Initially was a telephone interview and then followed up with an in-person interview with the team a few days later. Upon arrival I met with the team in a conference room with a projector screen, then we went over some previous projects I've worked on as well as some source code. Most of the process was going over a little bit of 'code review' as well as a conversation regarding their project and current challenges. At the end of the interview I felt confident that I would be resourceful to the team.

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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers in the U.S. Tech Sector, Forbes, 2015
  • Company of the Year - Legal, News and Business Software Solutions, Silicon India Magazine, 2014
  • Excellence in Legal, Tax and Academic Publishing, Editors' Choice Award, Franchise India, 2015
  • ABA100 Product Excellence Award Winner – Lexis Draft, Australian Business Awards, 2016
  • ABA100 Winner for Community Contribution, Australian Business Awards 2015, 2015
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