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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • So senior management can get rich (in 68 reviews)

  • Not easy working for a company upper management would rather not have to deal with (in 63 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job for Law School Student"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Student Worker in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible around class schedule
    - Great co-workers
    - Easy and fun work

    Cons

    - The experience depends significantly on individual school managers

    Advice to Management

    The incentive spiffs did a drastic nose dive in my second year with the company. Previously, the incentive program paid sufficiently to justify working outside of office hours. In my second year, the optional incentive program became "mandatory" and the number of participants required increased, while the incentive pay did not increase proportionately to the amount of time spent outside of normal hours. I was bothered by the management making optional incentives mandatory.


  2. "Mostly good but Dayton/RDU split and LARGE teams make things difficult"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -- nice office space -- well designed open office environment that is designed to minimize noise and provide you with plenty of space to "get away" if you need to, still look out the window from your desk, and even take skype calls on a treadmill if that is your thing.
    -- flexible work hours with some WFH opportunities
    -- Interesting technology/product
    -- competitive pay and solid benefits (including stellar 401k match)

    Good news (if you are in the US), the management has made the decision to reduce the offshore presence significantly. Bad news (if you are in the US), the offshore team has been doing much of the work and the knowledge transfer was crammed into a few weeks so US employees are put in the position of "fly or die".

    Good news is that there are some incredibly smart, talented folks who are a pleasure to work with.

    There is very good work-life balance... no micro-management.

    Also, there are great opportunities to expand your technical skill set, pursue volunteer opportunities, and socialize on a regular basis with your co-workers.

    Cons

    -- parking decks are FULL and no other place to park without getting a ticket
    -- most management and old-timers are still located in Dayton.
    -- too many worthless standup meetings very early in the morning.
    -- Every day you feel like you are constantly on skype conference calls
    -- very mediocre medical benefits with high premiums, astronomical deductibles
    -- onboarding is virtually non-existent. Better be good at outgoing, tenacious, and enjoy sifting through VOLUMES and VOLUMES of ancient documentation to and figure out what is going on.

    LN has been located in Dayton forever. However, they have decided to move their technology staff down to Raleigh. The management has given the Dayton folks a "move" or "leave" choice that has dragged on for years. That makes for old-timers in Dayton "mailing it in" for years so they can collect a large severance package. Most of the people in Raleigh are younger, hungry, and/or new without the product knowledge and their training consists of being left in a corner to go through documentation that is disorganized.... some on Sharepoint, others on OneNote sites, and who knows where. Documentation is inconsistent and spotty at best... particularly as we shift to new agile processes. Tools and technologies are constantly changing but that change takes months to years meaning that you are constantly shuffling between the old ways and the new tools.

    If you are an FTE, you are golden. If you are a contractor -- keep your resume up to date. If you want to work here, NEVER apply through a recruiter -- always apply directly. Be comfortable for spending hours on Skype calls at a time.

    Despite all the cons, I'm glad to be part of this group. It has taken me a long time to start getting a clue but it is interesting work and lots of opportunity to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it. I have never worked with an off-shore team or group of contractors who were so professional, knowledgeable, and were more part of the company than many of the FTEs you have kept on. While you have treated them much better than most contractors are treated elsewhere, their loss is our loss and their skills won't easily be replaced. While the lack of micromanagement is refreshing, it would be nice to have a bit more personalized direction and feedback by my direct manager.

    Flipside, they way you are treating your long-term employees during the Dayton to RDU transition is admirable -- particularly in this day and age.

  3. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional part-time

    Pros

    LexisNexis is a wonderful work environment with lots of cool work spaces and work perks as well as access to management you wouldn't get in other companies

    Cons

    No real downsides as of now


  4. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great policies, work at home, very good location in NYC, new open office, very good work culture

    Cons

    Below average salary, reorg in 2-3 years

    Advice to Management

    Retain good employees & match the market rates


  5. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Work Family Life Balance

    Cons

    Compensation, Room for Career Development


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

    Pros

    -PTO/paid holidays
    -Great health insurance
    -401(k)
    -Collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    -Pay is non-negotiable
    -Pay is not reflective of job reqs or duties


  7. "writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

    Pros

    The team I worked with comprised talented, intelligent writers, so their recruitment was high level (or maybe the job prospects were negative enough that they managed to attract numerous overqualified professionals).

    Cons

    The management was always trying to cut costs and time at the expense of the product and the employees. In the end, it felt like a factory focused on volume production, devoid of creativity and innovation. When Lexis Nexis was bought out by Internet Brands, the environment slid further downhill.

  8. "Lexis Nexis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time

    Pros

    Management easy to deal with . Open to suggestions from staff

    Cons

    Not enough parking in garage

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Revolving Door"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It pays the rent. It's hard to come up with the 20 word minimum here. Working here is better than not having a job.

    Cons

    Attrition rate is high and pay is low. Technology is outdated. The free coffee doesn't come close to making up for these issues.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at who's minding the store (i.e., middle management). Also put some thought into why all the good people have left.


  10. "Review Short"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close to home and drive is quick

    Cons

    lack of upper career movement


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