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Lieberman Research Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Lieberman Research Worldwide CEO Dave Sackman
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Pros
  • Smart people that are honestly a pleasure to work with, great location (in 14 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity - you want something, put in the work and go for it (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • work / life balance is pretty non-existent due to intense working hours (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours with little work-life balance (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Personal & Career Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Always surrounded by incredibly smart, creative, thoughtful colleagues
    - Meritocracy - you work hard, you are responsible for your own growth and don't need to wait a certain amount of time or until someone moves out of their position to get promoted
    - Lots of opportunity - you want something, put in the work and go for it
    - The people are amazing and super enjoyable to work with and be around and really support one another's growth and goals
    - Get to work on really cool, strategic research projects that help some of the most well-known companies create products and strategy

    Cons

    - Lots of hours
    - Junior levels have more tedious work, but doesn't last forever
    - Some administrative annoyance

    Advice to Management

    - As LRW is quickly growing, make sure to continue to focus on opportunities for employees and keeping them top of mind
    - Keep offering personal/professional growth training like ELE


  2. "Fun but Tough on work/life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to work on different brands and with different clients
    People are great and fun to work with
    Provides one of the most solid educational foundations (on the job) in market research

    Cons

    work / life balance is pretty non-existent due to intense working hours
    benefits not in line with lack of work / life balance
    some groups focus exclusively in certain categories which can get boring
    promotion is based to a set tenure schedule; former experience / skillset is not considered

    Advice to Management

    re-visit benefits package to more effectively mirror start-up culture given work hours required are on par


  3. "ok place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth environment for some

    Cons

    Provided a poor work life balance


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate - would not recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fortune 500 clients offer good networking opportunities

    Cons

    Stuck in bland corporate world all day. Pay isn't worth it. Run by a bunch of white hetero males. Little to no active community engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve diversity by promoting more women and minorities. Make the office a much more livable space since you expect employees to spend so much time there. Give more vacation time. Increase pay.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn grow and develop your desired career.

    Cons

    What you put in is what you get out here. Not much outside support overall.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Research Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear upward ladder if you're committed to working in Research

    Cons

    Revolving door. No work life balance. Understaffed. Poor technology.

    Advice to Management

    HR and the talent team should make it their responsibility to check-in with Business Units that are understaffed and have low ESAT scores.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Company, Amazing People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a chance to work with phenomenal people that have a passion for market research. I had a chance to work with a fantastic close knit team within Talent Acquisitions. Awesome culture, great thought leaders and colleagues. Only come here if you want to work with smart, and driven people.

    Cons

    No cons for me.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Interesting work but hard life"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lieberman Research Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Variety of projects
    -LRW University - ongoing training opportunities
    -Exposure to different types of work & methods
    -Salary would be decent if it weren't for all of that uncompensated overtime

    Cons

    -Company has a big ego ("we're the best"), but there are areas for improvement
    -10-hour days are average, plus your commute
    -Below the director level, very few people have children, so if you do, you are the odd man out.
    -You need off-hours childcare to cover your work hours

    Advice to Management

    You say you want to steal top talent mid-level managers from other companies to grow the company, but you have a hard time retaining that talent due to rigid policies that people are not accustomed to when they have worked elsewhere. Be more flexible.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful employee education, opportunities and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the opportunity culture, continuing education and awesome people at LRW. I started as an intern in September, got hired as a Research Associate in February, applied myself and was promoted to Research Manager by August. If you truly want to learn and advance your career, opportunities exist!

    Cons

    I'm not going to lie... 8 or 9-hour days are rare. You will work lots of OT at this company. Luckily for me, I enjoy the work and find that numerous team fun breaks (coloring, hiking, Disneyland, games, Color Me Mine), company-wide activities (margaritas for Cinco de Mayo, summer party on the beach, fancy Christmas party) and employee perks (monthly 10-minute massages, bagel Fridays, succulent making workshop) make it a little easier to live with.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture overall is pretty great, but there are still things that would make life better for your hard-working employees. We really need an employee gym, or at least a serious discount to a local gym (think at least 50% off per month). With the long hours, it would be amazing to be able to workout nearby either in the middle of the day or after work!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "LRW review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LRW is a great company with a positive, empowering culture and great leadership. I've worked at several research firms over my career and LRW has by far the smartest group of people -- backed by a compassionate and visionary leadership team.

    Cons

    LRW is a very LA-centric company having been founded in LA over 40 years ago. There is a strong culture in LA but it is difficult to transfer that culture to other offices. The company was reluctant to open satellite offices in the past but now has a handful of other locations. The company struggles a bit to engage all employees across the country in the LA-culture,


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