Lieberman Research Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Lieberman Research Worldwide President and CEO Dave Sackman
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Pros
  • Smart people, some interesting projects (in 10 reviews)

  • Learn a lot, great people, lots of opportunity, lots of reviews and raises (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and junior staff can be treated like a factory at times (in 17 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can cycle through bad patches (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Research Manager

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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and engaging work, direct interaction with some really cool clients.

    Cons

    Sometimes really long hours. Your work-life balance will definitely take a hit.


  2. Great Opportunities, but work/life balance is horrible

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program, merit-based promotions, amazing and smart people.
    Many recruiters contact you just based on the fact that you came from LRW.

    Cons

    Dependent on department but usually work long hours, averaging 9-10 hr days.


  3. Sr. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team players. Everyone is in it together. Great training ground for learning EVERYTHING you need to know about market research and analysis. They develop their people and want them to succeed. It feels like a family. No politics.

    Cons

    They work lean, which means you work so very hard. Time sheets and billable hours are a drag.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing and rewarding your employees. Pay them to stay.


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  5. Over-engineered processes for data quality, but insights are/were meh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of process involved that is built around solid data quality, lower prices for the client, and allows for Senior Research Managers and below to show their grasp of the project, the research process and study objectives.

    Solid data quality that allows clients to really trust and use the data beyond the one report/project.

    Cons

    Too many repetitive meetings that do not seem necessary on every project and eat up project staff time really eat away at any cost savings done by field teams.

    While the business question is typically answered in the final report, the report never feels particularly client-centric nor industry focused. The reports did not feel particularly insightful nor did they showcase any data-driven implications.

    The final reports often have excessive appendices that are little more than table after table pasted into ppt. that clients can find overwhelming and sometimes view with suspicion.


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    Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great comprehensive exposure to the world of marketing research.
    Easily accessible Century City location.

    Cons

    The culture is horrible. Extremely political. Compensation structure rewards the slow and encourages unnecessary overtime.


  7. Great place to gain experience

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lieberman Research Worldwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, interesting work, very smart people, work hard play hard

    Cons

    Long hours, pay could be higher


  8. Great people, interesting work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lieberman Research Worldwide part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people and interesting research questions.
    Global research

    Cons

    In lower levels, you do lots of mundane work
    Field team doesn't engage in any creative, consultancy work

    Advice to Management

    Show light at the end of the tunnel earlier!


  9. Demanding but can be Satisfying

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of variety in projects

    Cons

    Very demanding, client is always right even when they're insane. However, you're always wrong to vendors. So you're often stuck in the middle and its on you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop glorifying tall the space age extra stuff and start appreciating your bread-and-butter employees.


  10. Research manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training resources for people new to market research. Opportunities to work on interesting projects and very talented people

    Cons

    Company culture is a joke. Long hours isn't an issue but when its managed poorly, what's the point


  11. Helpful (2)

    Strong product/service but a grind for employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is great if you're fresh out of school and looking to learn about market research. There is a good amount of training and good support. Young group so easy to find friends.

    Cons

    You must adhere to strict policies and procedures. Pressure to work long hours + guilt if you leave early if you have a light workload. Driven by bottom line finances, not as much by quality of output.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees are not just numbers and efficiency data.



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