LexisNexis Legal & Professional
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www.lexisnexis.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews in New York City, NY US

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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2.3 56 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

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23% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good people but constant restructuring / layoffs

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome really good and smart people. Pay is pretty good/competitive

ConsConstant restructuring and layoffs; lots of processes to get approvals from multiple layers including parent company which makes things move painstakingly slow

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to create a more stable environment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a complete nightmare. Watch your back--there may be a knife there.

Senior Copywriter (Former Employee)
New Providence, NJ (US)

I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits. Fantasic health insurance and entire package.

ConsThe worst corporate culture I've ever experienced in more than 20 years work. Just awful. Cliques, mean people, bad managers, blamers. YIKES! Run fast, run far.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to basic marketing theories. Why did you release two distinctly different versions of the main research software at the same time? To completely confuse your clients? You did it. Great job. It caused huge layoffs due to your loss of clients and frustration among sales reps. Bloomberg--are you still interesed? I hear there's going to be a fire sale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Content proofreading

Copy Contractor (Current Employee)
East Orange, NJ (US)

I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional as a contractor for more than a year

ProsServed as a temp workers. Work was low pay but consistent.

ConsThe company has been sold to a company in California.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great company that no longer exists

Marketing/Product Management (Former Employee)
New Providence, NJ (US)

I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people, opportunities for learning

ConsValuing and nurturing talent - no programs

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company in Transition

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New Providence, NJ (US)

I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 10 years

ProsTransition is a good time to get new types of experience, and to start over with new relationships with upper management.

Consjoint venture changes the culture of the company quite a bit, very pared down community involvement and team building which can be supported by the original umbrella but is not part of the joint venture effort

Advice to Senior ManagementSee what can be taken from the original managing company that can boost moral during transition - support activities that keep energy high - they are not all things with a high financial cost outright, but loss of them may contribute to loss of productivity, with will affect bottom line.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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deteriorating company with no direction[

Business Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than a year

ProsMy coworkers are great and generally have a good attitude. There's usually a group that goes to lunch together and we organize cocktails at least once a week.

The pay is pretty good, and the benefits are good.

ConsWhile I have had fun and made some good friends, I feel like my career has not developed at Lexis Nexis. No one cares much about the company and managers don't invest in junior employees. While there's a friendly attitude, there is little collaboration and most employees do the minimum to get by.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf there is an overall strategic direction for the company, it has not been communicated to the entry-level workers. If we don't have a strategy, get one! If we have one, then we need to work on internal communication.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good vision, poor implementation

Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI used to feel that LexisNexis represented values that I could get behind. But over time, I realized that wasn't always true. However, the idea (or hope) that you are working to provide better access to academic research and primary sources is certainly motivating.

Pay is pretty good, and I worked with a great team.

ConsThe company is unwilling to adjust to the 3rd millennium. I say unwilling because they know what they could do, but refuse to adjust trusted and tried business models for unchartered territory. Because of this, the outlook is negative in the mid and long term.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to younger employees. Focus on building a company that will be successful long term instead of immediate monetization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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LexisNexis experiences

Senior Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional as a contractor for more than 8 years

ProsHad an innovation tradition; A great brand name, well respected; A part of the bigger parent company. Decent benefit and good severance package.

ConsInnovation seems now just legacy; very risk averse. Contribution not always recognized.

Advice to Senior ManagementBonus/profit is not everything. Don't punish the growth business ---Respect growth products; Get the biz growing again.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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easy work, but most of dev is outsourced

Software Developer (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than a year

Prossufficient time off / flexible hours / competitive pay

ConsI was hired as a developer, but I ended up managing outsourced projects. I would do code reviews and such, but rarely did any development / little opportunity for career growth / management views staff as a resource to be exploited, not to grow and develop

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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can't keep up with the times

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLexis Nexis has a proud history and was truly a great company 10-15 years ago. At least according to the veterans on our team, there used to be a climate of innovation, collaboration, and building value for our paying customers and for society at large.

ConsWhile this is a great legacy, it is no long applicable today. Today Lexis Nexis is struggling to survive, fighting changes on several fronts:
- changing technology (everything is based on the internet)
- changing values in our culture (people don't want to pay for information anymore)
- regulation

Today the company's primary concern isn't building value, it's preserving it. This means cutting costs no matter what the cost (no pun intended..) Teams are being outsourced, metrics are more important than ideas, and our teams are micromanaged.

This results in an incredibly uncomfortable workplace where there isn't motivation or excitement.

Advice to Senior Managementthink about the long term future, not just about the next quarter's results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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