Lightspeed Research
2.4 of 5 25 reviews
www.lightspeedresearch.com Basking Ridge, NJ 500 to 999 Employees

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58% Approve of the CEO

Lightspeed Research President and Global CEO David Day

David Day

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21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company to grow and learn with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people, benefits, salary, vacation, career development

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Warren, NJ

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

    ConsTerrible promotions, stressful management and endless list of priorities.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Waste of Time

    Pricing Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Warren, NJ

    Pros2 Keurig Machines and a selection of premium coffees and teas. A nice modern looking office but that’s about it…

    ConsWent 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 Senior ManagementBe professional

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade the tools

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    Good for recent college graduate

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Warren, NJ

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

    ConsTedious, boring work that never ends

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Neutral

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    Prosgood work and personal life balance

    Consno growth, very robotic process and nothing to innovate.

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    For the love of God Never Work Here!!!

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Northwood, OH

    ProsOnly 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementLearn how to really do market research.

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

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    Enlightening

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Warren, NJ

    ProsThere are plenty of great co-workers, plenty of vacation days, and plenty of opportunities to develop work experience in the market research field.

    ConsLong hours that may not match the compensation. Very little chance for career growth. It can also be very stressful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the good leadership should make trickle down to the every day people. Also there should be alittle more standardization between countries.

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    Lots of work, little reward

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Warren, NJ

    ProsCasual atmosphere
    Good benefits package
    Stable company

    ConsYou will be overworked
    Poor recognition of good work
    Little room for job growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to gain some experience and understand employees matter...clients matter more.

    Client Operations (Current Employee)
    Basking Ridge, NJ

    ProsGood benefits
    Reasonable PTO
    Talented people
    Room for advancement (vertical or horizontal)

    ConsLong hours
    Little or no accountability from IT
    Unbalanced infrastructure
    Lack of significant improvements

    Advice to Senior ManagementPrioritize tier1 client's needs first; coordinate strength of team to accommodate AD and workload.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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