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LexisNexis Legal & Professional Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated 27 July 2014
Updated 27 July 2014
823 Reviews

2.7
823 Reviews
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LexisNexis Legal & Professional CEO Mike Walsh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Family-oriented culture which gives way to a satisfying work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Company was very flexible with people wanting to work from home (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Inept executive board and senior management attitude destroying a once-proud company (in 61 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership from upper management and lack of clear direction for my particular BU (in 50 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  New Providence, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Worked with lots of bright people. Lot's of opportunity to grow along a career path.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership from upper management and lack of clear direction for my particular BU

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to keep talented people in the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Save Yourselves - This is a Sinking Ship!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New Providence, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Non-management level employees work well and have a true team culture. People are very supportive of each other and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure goals are met.

    Cons

    -Constant turnover in upper management of Web Ops department. Each new VP or Director comes in with "new" ideas that are really just the same ideas from two managers ago. Management all shocked when those "new" ideas fail. They were really just rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic.
    -Constant threat of layoffs and outsourcing of jobs.
    -HR practically non-existent.
    -Open floor plan makes it very difficult to conduct client calls since a) people around you are always on phone with their clients and b) people are always walking by and talking amongst themselves. These factors directly impact productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Choose a direction and stick with it. Give middle management the support they need, and revamp the company culture so employees feel like their contributions are valued.
    -Position LN as the thought leader in legal marketing and own the strong reputation it has had for so many years. Then price accordingly. You'll be amazed at how much easier it is to make money when you stop undercharging.
    -Stop giving HUGE salaries to CEOs and other execs who in reality contribute very little and who rarely have any experience in this industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promises…Promises

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  New Providence, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New Providence, NJ (US)

    I worked at LexisNexis Legal & Professional full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits of the company are good, time-off is average for the company. Nice thing was summer hours where you could work more during the week and leave early on friday.

    Cons

    Company didn't know what they were in terms of direction, they would tell the employees one thing and the next day it was something else. Management had no idea what most of the teams did, how long projects took, and no training was provided. Promotions were discussed, and promised to employees but were never issued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time with your employees and understand what they do, so you can provide them with the training and equipment needed to perform above and beyond their duties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The culture and immediate management made for an excellent working environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - M&A Analyst  in  New Providence, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - M&A Analyst in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits of working for an industry giant like LexisNexis include the ability to profit off of the interaction of multiple business elements to produce new and interesting products from individual groups.

    Cons

    An overall focus from upper management on outsourcing key tasks overseas leads not only to job instability, but a certain sloppiness and inaccuracy of data as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development and less so on outsourcing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Excecutive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New Providence, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    - Good for college grad looking for experience. Get out after a few years.

    Cons

    - No Vision
    - Horrible products, Too Expensive, Hard Sell
    - Low Moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring expensive consulting agencies. Ask your client base and staff what can be done to make the company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Newark, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Newark, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people, helpful and friendly

    Cons

    I have no cons to submit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people but constant restructuring / layoffs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create a more stable environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Lead in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    * Work culture is good
    * Salary is good
    * Environment is positive
    * Benefits are great

    Cons

    I do not see any cons yet..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter  in  New Providence, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Fantasic health insurance and entire package.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great company that no longer exists

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing/Product Management  in  New Providence, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing/Product Management in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities for learning

    Cons

    Valuing and nurturing talent - no programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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