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    1. "Managing employees through mentoring on making the best decision while applying law."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

      Pros

      A friendly atmosphere that creates a positive presence to the community. Enjoy working in a creative learning environment. Having great support from the upper management has been a plus for my profession.

      Cons

      Retirement is not the best and insurance rates could be better for the employees. There really are not many cons other than the turnover rate and having many managers for short terms doesn't help promote the profession.

      Advice to Management

      Great profession with great leadership; however, not having maximum benefits creates a higher turnover rate.


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      "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
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      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.


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

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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      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.

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