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Logical Design Solutions Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tremendously thoughtful, ethical, rigorous consulting firm in a fascinating field.

    Cons

    Dominated by the CEO (which is also a "pro")

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A workout for your brain"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you thrive on challenges, enjoy working through knotty problems, and can leave your ego at the door, this is a good place to work. A lot of really smart (and funny!) people to collaborate with and learn from..

    Cons

    Deadlines can be really aggressive, and there's a tendency (IMHO) to complicate and over-think things. Also, most of the work is within the enterprise and behind firewalls, which can mean a lack of URLs to show off your work. At the same time, you get to engage with clients at a really high level and participate in often fascinating conversations around business strategy. Your work can have impact.

    Advice to Management

    Allow communication to be a bit freer and more open.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Motivating, Innovative, Smart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time

    Pros

    If you land a job here (yes, this is a highly-selective firm), you’ll be lucky enough to work with some of the most intelligent, capable and forward-thinking individuals. You’ll be challenged to think in new ways and pushed (hard), but that’s expected when you operate at the very top of Fortune 200 companies. Personally, I find the culture at LDS to be driven, curious, mature, collaborative and supportive. In addition to many strong working relationships, I have mentors across the firm that I engage with regularly on my performance and career.

    Cons

    If you’re big on titles or the size of the team you manage, this is not the place for you. Nor is it if you’re too seasoned to change. People that do well here are hungry to learn, grow, and solve interesting and incredibly complex problems day in and day out.

    Advice to Management

    Continue informal, ongoing feedback in support of future talent


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Tremendously thoughtful; opportunities abound!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The commitment to elegant solutions, analytical and intellectual rigor, and thoughtful decision making is pervasive at LDS (and it's fundamental to who LDS is). This is an organization brimming with talented, devoted, creative individuals who come to work every day, unafraid to think hard about multidimensional problems and find a way to craft and deliver innovative solutions. You just don't often find this many motivated, competent experts who know how to really collaborate to make extreme progress together. If you've ever done large-scale problem solving across disciplines and domains (especially in big global organizations), then you know what "churn" can do to derail progress. By contrast, teams in their "groove" at LDS are just something beautiful to observe -- They're people who really know how to work together to think, to communicate, to create, and to get their clients to good and productive outcomes! I have to say -- It's very rewarding, both personally and professionally, to be able to create and to problem solve with such talented individuals and teams! These are smart people. Really smart. And they're all sincerely fortunate to come to work at a firm where, for over 20 years, leaders (with nothing less than extreme integrity) are transparent, intellectually honest, and committed to good outcomes for the business, for their people and for their families. Anyone who claims otherwise is just confused and is missing what's really going on here.

    Cons

    You really have to be interested in thinking hard (every day) -- It's a firm that services the largest and most complex businesses in the world! Is that supposed to be easy, somehow? People who thrive here and stay with long tenures are tenacious problem solvers; they sincerely enjoy challenging work, they want to learn new things, they strive to create, they problem solve as a matter of course. That's what the work *is* at LDS. And it can be demanding, and it can be very satisfying. And that kind of working hard and thinking hard and flexing, and figuring it out, across domains and circumstances and clients and situations just isn't for everybody...

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Smart people, strong culture, challenging work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a company that prides itself on doing great work and strives relentlessly to be the best in the industry. And the people here exude passion and perfectionism in their work, from the executives down. This could be overwhelming, but it's made manageable by the fact that this is a close-knit organization with a strong interpersonal network and, in most cases, a sterling sense of humor. And the leaders always lead by example.

    The fact that this is a consulting firm means that from day to day, you can work on projects that diverge widely in the type of client and the type of work. The work never gets boring and there are always opportunities to do something new. And small teams means that individual contributions get noticed and recognized.

    Cons

    The culture of learning here can be exhausting -- there is a strong focus on refining our methodology and making sure everyone is in alignment in how we work and speak, all the time. This has its advantages, but the challenge is reconciling the formality of our strategic approach with the real, urgent, and unique demands of project work. This is something you learn to balance, but after a substantial tenure here I still find it difficult at times.

    On a more quotidian level, the collaborative nature of the teams means working from home is not encouraged -- a challenge for everyone, but especially those of us with young children. Management has announced that new policies promoting better time management and work-life balance are in the works, however -- a very positive sign that employee input is taken seriously and the organization is open to change.

    Advice to Management

    The care and commitment you give the company, its culture, and the work we do never goes unnoticed, and I think it's why people stay so long. They stay energized and engaged and they don't get complacent. That said, flexibility and openness are valued too, especially when they work in service of making employees feel trusted, accountable for themselves, and inspired to lend their individual voices to the conversation. The more these two positions fall into balance, the better the work environment -- and the work.


  6. "Check your ego at the door."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get what you put in. If you have an optimistic view of what a consultant can do to shape the future of work, LDS is for you.

    Leadership has an open door policy and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit. If you take advantage of direct access to the CEO, your ideas and innovation serving business around the world can make an impact. You have to be prepared to be treated as a peer and have your ideas challenged. For some this is a humbling experience, but for others this inspires growth professionally.

    Cons

    If you're looking for an easy paycheck and a stroke of your ego, this place is not for you. You will be involved in challenging conversations everyday. Some people don't have what it takes to last in an environment like this.

    Advice to Management

    Your vision of adding business value to the employee experience have fueled this company for over 25 years. Maintaining your ability to stay ahead of industry trends with quality staff and forward thinking leadership will continue to serve you and your clients well.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Strategy Driven Consulting Firm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Collaborative work environment
    - Cares about its people
    - Brand name clients
    - Engaged leadership
    - Strategy-driven consulting engagements

    Cons

    - As business models continue to evolve, we will need to flex our methodology to meet changing client expectations

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build a strong culture and team for the future

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Once You Fit in It's all Good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Newton, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Logical Design Solutions (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a place to work with some of the smartest people around. The projects are complex (perhaps more complex each year) and you get to work with some of the largest Fortune 50 companies. Even though it's a consulting firm, long tendered employees will tell you about the "family feel" at the firm.

    Cons

    It's a mangement consulting firm at it's heart, and while client location travel is not always required, good consulting skills are a requirement for success.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to grow the "trusted base" allowing the firm to scale it's teams more successfully.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Working at LDS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Friendly COmpany. Walks the talk.

    Cons

    Too small to provide comprehensive growth opportunities. Heavy reliance on 1-2 people for final client engagement and deliverable. Unlikely to be sustainable should the situation change tomorrow

    Advice to Management

    Develope people and start delegating.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Logical Design Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fortune 100 clients, interesting and thoughtful coworkers

    Cons

    Executive leadership unable to operationalize on CEO's vision which often results in company wide scolding. Very little room for missteps given the company size and its big name clients.

    Advice to Management

    Sell smaller, more palatable engagements.


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