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RELX Group Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Erik Engstrom
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  • Senior management is much more concerned with making the finances look good than with actually growing the business (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management does little to encourage research (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Company in transition"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to be a "star", as the company is struggling with process change.

    Excellent benefits.

    Plenty of opportunity to advance and demonstrate leadership.

    Cons

    Constant change can be frustrating.

    "Old" company that is struggling to change "the way we've always done it".


  2. "RELX Group = Elsevier/Lexis NexisDecent Benefits,"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Good Salary for new hires

    Cons

    Rotating Management, hard to get ahead

  3. "good work/life balance but lower pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule as long as work is done, ability to work from home, good NYC location, great 401K, decent vacation time

    Cons

    lower pay than similar work in financial and tech industry, ok medical insurance, stressful deadlines sometimes


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RELX Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, management and process at this company is top notch. Software technologies and processes used are very good.

    Cons

    None, I had a great experience there.


  5. "Counsel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RELX Group full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding work, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Culture, silos, many people have their own agenda

    Advice to Management

    Increase collaboration and information sharing across business divisions


  6. "Solid place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RELX Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Travel demands and remote management.


  7. "UX in RELX"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RELX Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lower management looks at UX for guidance in design.

    Cons

    Upper management does little to encourage research.

    Advice to Management

    Start using more UX trained individuals as product managers and conduct more research.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Morale at an all-time low"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Consulting Systems Engineer in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with working hours
    Free coffee
    Immediate manager is generally fair and always available

    Cons

    Upper management disconnected and unconcerned with day-to-day operational challenges
    Zero training budget, no reinvestment in ongoing education
    Playing games with annual merit system: employee evaluations are skewed to meet reduced financial goals vs. giving honest reviews
    Incentives given based solely upon location and not performance

    Advice to Management

    Give it up, shut it down.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Laguna Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Laguna Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great and easy selling products.

    Cons

    Elsevier acquired Amirsys and has made it clear that it is not a company that looks after their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with a little more respect


  10. "Account Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time

    Pros

    Home based office, work from home

    Cons

    Poor training, Unorganized, All training is webinar. Not hands on for a softwarededucation company


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