Lubin Lawrence

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing consulting firm with intimate team atmosphere and lots of hands on experience.

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    Former Employee - Project Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Lubin Lawrence as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Because team is so small, you get to know and are mentored by everyone there, including the managing partners: Barbara Lawrence and Larry Lubin. Barbara and Larry have many years of experience in the field and lots of wisdom to impart if you are willing to work hard and build a relationship. I interned for about 6 months with the company and in that short time helped run focus groups, created case presentations, assisted on new business initiatives, and even traveled on business for consumer research in other cities.

    Cons

    While a small teams has its benefits, it also has its setbacks; if your personality and work style is not a match with the others in the office, it will not be an enjoyable or beneficial experience for you. You become very intimate with your work colleagues -- which may or may not be the environment for which you are looking. The office could also use a technology update, although this may have happened since I was last with the company.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience and connections

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    Former Employee - Consulting Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consulting Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Lubin Lawrence full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent client exposure even at internship level
    - Real travel perks as consultant intern
    - Opportunity to do market research consulting from start to finish
    - Build direct relationship with high level (Director and above) clients even as intern

    Cons

    - Small company with small office space

    Recommends
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    Avoid (unless you're desperate for an internship)

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Lubin Lawrence

    Pros

    Great hand-on experience. Get solid things to put on your resume if you're interested in brand strategy / consulting. Amazing exposure to senior client leadership (who are typically fantastic). Comprehensive learning of qualitative research practices.

    Cons

    Totally understaffed. Tiny office (six desks stuffed into a small room) that breeds hostility. Terrible leadership. One partner intentionally pits the very few employees against each other. Partners constantly have 'fire drills' due to poor planning. No chance for upward mobility in the company - will get a title change, but still have the same responsibilities. Partners only care about getting their projects done and don't actually care about their employees - it's basically a sweatshop for current Dartmouth students / recent Dartmouth grads. Doesn't feel like you're actually working for a 'real' company. Dead end in terms of networking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an admin / assistant. Hire some senior consultants (or even 'senior strategists') who actually have relevant experience. Get some extra office space.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    You can do better!

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Lubin Lawrence

    Pros

    Hours were great and it looked good to have this internship on my resume since i was looking into consulting in the future anyways. Also in a wonderful location.

    Cons

    Very catty, passive aggressive environment. The work delivered was incredibly fluffy and soft. there was no quantitative and arguably no results. the owners are caught up in their own environment and really could care less about their employees. Further, the office is small so its difficult to get away from the arguments and tension that often builds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and try to foster cooperative relationships instead of competitive ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good training and experience. Perfect prep for B-school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lubin Lawrence full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    LLI is small enough that they require young people to step up and perform. This is a smart shop. Deep thinkers but at the highest levels of corporate/branding/strategy. There's room to grow too - you get full exposure to high level marketing execs up to CMO mostly at the largest media and package goods companies.

    Cons

    SMALL offices and v competitive. Not high profile name (nor corporate structure) which for some is a negative. Long hours and serious work is also not for everyone looking for a breezy job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to (or take advantage of) smart young people with new media and branding ideas. Hire or groom senior consultants to bridge gap.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Summer Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Consulting Intern
    Former Employee - Consulting Intern

    I worked at Lubin Lawrence as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern at Lubin Lawrence, you're tasked with real responsibilities and, upon gaining the trust of the people you report to, gain real exposure to clients.

    Creativity is welcomed and acknowledged, work/life balance is respected, and Barbara and Larry do put effort into making the workplace fun. Nothing out of the ordinary, but Larry will open up a nice bottle of wine to celebrate the conclusion of a project; they'll take you to nice restaurants to welcome you and see you off--little things that they certainly don't have to do.

    Cons

    I interned twice at LLI: once during the winter and again during the summer. I got a lot more out of my winter experience because Barbara and Larry were in the office more. I don't fault them for taking summer vacations(!) but do wish that more thought had gone in to how things should run when they were out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to create a more structured working environment when you're out of the office. Check in more frequently and set higher expectations.

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience for growth...until you outgrow it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lubin Lawrence full-time

    Pros

    Small firm allows unparalleled client exposure at a young age. Lots of hands-on experience that allows you to accelerate your work experience very quickly. Once you gain trust of the partners, you can really run with your projects.

    Cons

    Very small office space and the partners, while both incredible marketers in their own right, have very different working styles that are sometimes tough to deal with. however, embrace it as a career challenge and you'll come out stronger! After a couple of years, growth slows as the partners seem to prefer a partner + consultant/senior consultant model vs. encouraging longer term, more senior growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to let your employees shine even more than you do today. it will encourage hard work and reflect even better on you!

    Recommends
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