LRW Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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LRW CEO Dave Sackman
Dave Sackman
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "You're surrounded by really smart people that are super nice and friendly(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great People ( A lot of cool, intelligent people here)(in 11 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Fun work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LRW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Projects, coworkers, company environment are great

    Cons

    Pay is low for the hours we work

  2. "Environment & Culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LRW full-time

    Pros

    The people are seriously wonderful

    Cons

    The hours can be overwhelming


  3. "Good learning experience, culture of overwork but experience highly dependent on your supervisor"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LRW full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience in survey research Fast-paced environment with interesting projects Work in small teams that helps form community

    Cons

    Culture of overwork and burnout Personal experience highly dependent on your supervisor/team - for better or worse

  4. "Good starting point, but VERY underpaid"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LRW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Clear growth structure -Big name clients -Lots of opportunities to stretch your abilities

    Cons

    -stupid busy (like 48+ hours a week) -SO UNDERPAID. Ridiculous how underpaid we all are, especially junior level employees.

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  5. "Great for learning, but lower salaries for the field"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LRW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing teaching and learning experience from LRW, great for entry level employees. Usually promotes from Research Associate to Research Manager in around 1year (from $20/h to $25/h). Culture is dependent on the Business Unit that you are a part of, but overall good culture and cool events

    Cons

    Salary is quite low, and experience at the company depends greatly on your manager, and the business unit that you're on

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  6. "Good growth opportunities, bad work-life balance"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LRW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity culture, smart coworkers, Fortune 500 clients

    Cons

    Really long hours at times, low base pay, high turnover

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  7. "Dynamic marketing services firm driving brands forward through analytics, deep human understanding, and design thinking."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LRW full-time

    Pros

    Amazing client portfolio, inclusive family-oriented culture, constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and analytics. Mentorship and learning opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Rapid growth across deep client relationships creates new challenges and opportunities, often commanding periods of long-hours akin to a consulting firm.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Exploitative at every level"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LRW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Trauma bonding with other associates

    Cons

    The business model is exploitative of anyone at and under the Director level. The way the company makes money is by overselling projects, working RAs, RMs & SRMs to the bone and overloading them with an incredible amount of work. If the technology and software were up to date, this might be bearable but so much of your time will be spent doing the most boring rote tasks over and over and over again. Double checking each cell in an excel spreadsheet with 40+ tabs by hand for 16 hours a week is a relatively common assignment. The company also somehow manages to convince RAs & RMs that it's somehow worse at other companies - it is not, I promise you. Work can be enjoyable and interesting. Don't accept an offer here unless you truly have no other options.

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  9. "Great"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LRW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work if you land in the right team

    Cons

    Alot of upheaval currently with the company change; diversity practice is poor.

  10. "Interesting work, but long hours"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager 

    I have been working at LRW full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work that explores new innovative methodologies

    Cons

    You have some pretty long hours

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