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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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3.6
63%
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54%
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
178 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - especially at the associate level(in 27 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve with responsibilities from day 1(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours like any strategy consulting company(in 92 reviews)

  • "Poor culture, lack of office camaraderie; poor work/life balance and needs to encourage 21st ways of working like flexible hours / remote working(in 78 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Data driven process gives great grounding in excel and PowerPoint for future roles; Great opportunities to travel within the company. Great place to start career

    Cons

    Long hours could be avoided with better upfront preparation; Can feel like a resource rather than an employee when office is busy

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    L.E.K. Consulting2017-09-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unhappy culture, uninteresting clients but a decent training"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fundamentally a good training Some great junior staff members that will be friends for years to come

    Cons

    Most of the people there are slightly miserable The hours are long and the work is not very motivating There's very little agency or responsibility in the early stages of the role The partner group are very old fashioned and often uninspiring (the people that stay are mostly the ones that simply stuck it out or liked consulting but weren't necessarily good at managing people)

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    L.E.K. Consulting2020-02-09
  3. "Challenging but fulfilling environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Good staff camaraderie, intellectually challenging

    Cons

    Some long hours; projects sometimes too short to really get into the topic

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-01-25
  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Very good culture and great pay

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-01-13
  5. "Sweat shop"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Yes - you learn, but no more than at other firms

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance; projects consistently understaffed. Profits from firm growth flows to partners not staff - they don't care

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-02-18
  6. "Overall a good firm in a tough industry with some areas to work on"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good managerial experience earlier than other Strategy Consulting firms; home-office way of working so less travel; more strategy-focussed work than competitors

    Cons

    Poor culture, lack of office camaraderie; poor work/life balance and needs to encourage 21st ways of working like flexible hours / remote working

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-01-13
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Extremely collaborative, communicative, and fun environment to start a career

    Cons

    60+ hours per week on average

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-01-06
  8. "Great Place to learn and have fun while work!"

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    Former Employee - Innovation Consultant in Lindau (Bodensee)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Always open for improvements Fun Team Great support from Management

    Cons

    Small company, not the financial power to pay the big salaries.

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    L.E.K. Consulting2019-12-29
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away unless you want to be miserable 24X7"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, challenging work, great learning, and good exit opportunities

    Cons

    Really the worst place to work at. MBA hires are expected to manage full case teams from day 1 with minimal support from managers. Expectations are sky high from day 1, and despite working you to the bone, they still don't appreciate or encourage you. They're brutal about meeting their sky high expectations, and have minimal recognition for an honest effort. Terrible culture, terrible hours, and just an overall distasteful experience.

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    L.E.K. Consulting2020-01-27
  10. "Grind and learn a lot"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Frequency of projects means you are constantly wading into new markets and learning something new Similarity of projects makes for a structured skillset and learning experience Great PE exposure if you're into that

    Cons

    Tough work life balance, leadership disappoints at times

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    L.E.K. Consulting2019-12-20

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