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RELX Group Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed Work Environment, Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Same as most companies.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forward thinking. Invest in IT and becoming an agile shop


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Morale at an all-time low"

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


  6. 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


  7. "Account Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Two Worlds"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RELX Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people low on the totem pole are great to work with. Can work from home when needed.

    Cons

    Most of upper management seems to live in a bubble which they seem unable to break out of.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your communication and align your actions to what you communicate. Actually listen to employees rather than just filtering for phrases which confirm your preconceived answer.


  9. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Maryland Heights, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Maryland Heights, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the work and business

    Cons

    They don't value their employees enough or their talents

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your employees, become a more stable company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, global structure, growing L6S expertise and culture, paid time off, benefits competitive. Good intranet to know what's going on.

    Cons

    Lots of outsourcing and/or offshoring. No visible career development, lack of training programs in past two or three years. Some sharp managers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and career development. People want to be in the company, they believe in the products and can see they could make a difference but managers/directors hands are tied because of huge cost cutting.


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