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Lightspeed Research Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • They also let you work from home abroad if you can still do uk working hours (in 19 reviews)

  • Learning culture, charitable activities and good work-life-balance (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Little room for growth, low pay, outdated product (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, insane work, understaffed, ask too much of employees without enough pay (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable profitable business that is owned by Kantar. Company has not paid much in bonus' in recent years despite continued profitable operations.

    Cons

    The technology is out of date and the skills developed are not readily transferable to other industries. Good working environment, especially if you like to work remotely.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to corporate culture. Company relies on your people yet management is detached and misses opportunities to engage with staff.


  2. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong people, financial resources, deep customer relationships

    Cons

    Slow moving, difficultly executing, penny wise and pound foolish

    Advice to Management

    Align employee compensation with individual performance, accelerate technology development, rework the old guard that is strangling the company

  3. "Terrible Company to Work For Long Term"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Cool project managers
    - Motivated sales representatives
    - Work from home or sick days

    Cons

    - No company vision
    - Lacking core values
    - Very disorganized business

    Advice to Management

    Please give us access to the marketing automation tools that we need to do our jobs properly and efficiently. Also, all managers should be involved in weekly or biweekly prioritization meetings so they know how exactly to enact the business goals on their teams,


  4. "Lightspeed Overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time

    Pros

    The people are the best part about Lightspeed. I've always had amazing managers who are invested in my career and my future success. My coworkers are always team players and wonderful to spend time with.

    Cons

    There are antiquated processes which are being revamped. This is difficult in the short term.


  5. "Catching Up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration with great minds and positive environment.

    Cons

    Clients unwilling to try new products or switch to mobile platforms.


  6. "Senior Pricing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and Vacation benefits.

    Cons

    No current confident brand image


  7. Helpful (1)

    "There are better places to work, but there are also worse places"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A good career stepping stone for those with little to no experience. Many people have gained a great resume builder to go on and work for better companies.

    Flexibility to work from home. Decent PTO package.

    Cons

    Little room for growth, low pay, outdated product.

    Company does very little to retain talent.

  8. "Nice Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lightspeed Research full-time

    Pros

    Quality work and flexible timings

    Cons

    Prefer to Work with only USC


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Troubling Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very smart, action oriented employees keeping this place afloat. Potential for good interaction and co-development with other WPP Divisions.

    Cons

    Fundamental trust issues with current management. Leadership when pushed by clients will resort to deep price concessions to retain business. Reflective of transactional nature of business. Underlying technology is outdated and company has been reluctant to invest. Increasingly core elements are outsourced leaving company vulnerable and morale very low. A very small percentage of panelists account for the vast majority of completes rendering data highly suspect on relevance and accuracy.

    Advice to Management

    Kantar / WPP really needs to evaluate and shake up Lightspeed management. Previous review mentioned Americas CEO as having a used car salesman mentality, very accurate description. Very low standards for integrity jeopardizing what could be a great organization. Be truthful about tech and panel quality issues and fix them beyond patronizing lip service.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lightspeed Research full-time

    Pros

    Young co-workers, work from home twice a week, good benefits

    Cons

    Untrustworthy management, a lot of technical issues which are hard to work around


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