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Updated 17 February, 2018
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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Pros
  • You can reach more meaningful work life balance once you (in 15 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot, through sheer blunt force of hours invested (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many PE projects can drain employees and work life balance is worse than other consulting firms (in 52 reviews)

  • It can be a bit of a sweat shop; management has focused largely on growth via increased reliance on due diligences which necessitate long hours (in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Associate"

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

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  2. "Good firm. High standards, fast paced work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    L.E.K. provides Good learning opportunity with Managerial responsibility as opposed to other consulting firms for a post MBA role. The work is fast paced and highly data driven

    Cons

    Projects can have short timeline meaning low opportunity to actually learn about the industry/ client before starting delivery. Too many PE projects can drain employees and work life balance is worse than other consulting firms

    Advice to Management

    Actually apply a 80:20 approach instead of boiling the ocean


  3. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Growing firm that continues to invest in its people

    Cons

    As with any professional services, deadlines can be tight


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  5. "Great place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great training in modeling and slide building. Light travel. Great office culture.

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable hours because of staffing. Low client interaction as a junior team member.

    Advice to Management

    Invite Associate-level team members to present findings to client, rather than just senior team members


  6. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    lots of hard charging partners. great opportunity to learn

    Cons

    a bit of a sweat shop


  7. "Amazing Firm as an associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, broad exposure to industries and types of projects, no travel!

    Cons

    Higher focus on diligence projects


  8. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Humble and highly educated colleagues
    - Great work environment

    Cons

    - None that I can think of really


  9. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture for and freedom, even for junior members

    Cons

    Project industries are very limited to healthcare, pharma, and med tech.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Steer clear"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some very talented colleagues, particularly in the junior ranks.

    Cons

    Agree with all the prior reviews. A sweat shop with a toxic culture. Brutal hours at times and much of it due to poor management of projects

    Advice to Management

    The culture comes from the top and you need to address unhealthy work environment that you have allowed to flourish


  11. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is good to start

    Cons

    Hours are ldong and titeingsa

    Advice to Management

    More sociable


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