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Updated May 31, 2014
Updated May 31, 2014
26 Reviews

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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company to grow and learn with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people, benefits, salary, vacation, career development

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    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
  3.  

    Waste of Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Coordinator  in  Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Pricing Coordinator in Warren, NJ

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  6.  

    Good for recent college graduate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    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
  7.  

    Neutral

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    For the love of God Never Work Here!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Northwood, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Northwood, OH

    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
  9.  

    Enlightening

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Warren, NJ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of work, little reward

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere
    Good benefits package
    Stable company

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Operations  in  Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Operations in Basking Ridge, NJ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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