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Lightspeed Research Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lightspeed Research

    Pros

    It's a nice and flexible workplace.

    Cons

    Small team, few opportunities to grow.

  2.  

    disingenuous

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, company party twice a year

    Cons

    technology is 10 years behind the times
    operations is awful. the amount of time wasted on redundant tasks is astounding.
    workload required does not reflect the amount of manual tasks being done because there is virtually no automation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is often dishonest with employees. Managers do not act as advocates for their employees, but as proxies for the client. Feedback is not welcome.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promote Status Quo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time

    Pros

    People are great. Flexibility is great. Large parent company provides benefits. PTO time is good. Good company wide events. That's about it. All non core items.

    Cons

    Promote the status quo. Static team. Not client focused. A lot of words and no action behind them. No open discussion when needed. Accountants hidden within market research company. Old antiquated systems. Promise to listen when integrating and in actuality do not do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be dynamic. Be a company of action and pushing forward instead of being ok with status quo. Refocus on client and get off high horse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to grow and learn with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, benefits, salary, vacation, career development

    Cons

    Tools, IT, People, Low Merit Increases, Two Parent Companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    "Hard Work and good company to work for but at times management has unrealistic expectations"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, office culture, training is good as well a s good benefits

    Cons

    Terrible promotions, stressful management and endless list of priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to assist employees in their work life as many managers are out only for themsleves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of Time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Coordinator in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Pricing Coordinator in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Lightspeed Research (less than an year)

    Pros

    2 Keurig Machines and a selection of premium coffees and teas. A nice modern looking office but that’s about it…

    Cons

    Went through 3 interviews, 1 phone and 2 in person. Passed them and got the job. Went in and picked up on the training quickly and kept pace with the training schedule. Completed all of the example problems they gave me with zero mistakes. Showed up early to work each day, stayed late on occasion and ate my lunch at my desk in a half hour or less. Was then let go after one week… reasons given were “not understanding how the process relates to the bigger picture” and other vague and malicious false claims. Recruiter could not make heads or tails of their reasoning either. AVOID THIS COMPANY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, fair pay, growth, work from home, career path, fantastic co-workers

    Cons

    Tools need an upgrade, some jingoism, insurance copays are a little high, that's all I have for this 20 word minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade the tools

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for recent college graduate

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    I worked at Lightspeed Research full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing about the position is the excellent vacation benefits

    Cons

    Tedious, boring work that never ends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Neutral

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

    I worked at Lightspeed Research full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work and personal life balance

    Cons

    no growth, very robotic process and nothing to innovate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    For the love of God Never Work Here!!!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northwood, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northwood, OH

    I worked at Lightspeed Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Only good thing was the amount of PTO and holiday pay. I could work from home to avoid having to see people in my office suffer because the people in charge had no clue.

    Cons

    The people that run LSR are incompetent and that is a compliment. They merged my department that was part of TNS with these selfish and untalented people in New Jersey and then laid us off based on survey. Guess the truth really hurts. If you want to work for a place where you fill out forms and sends all the real work to Bulgaria then this is the place to work and never learn anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to really do market research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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