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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 11 October, 2017
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Pros
  • Firm efforts to support work-life balance despite the high demands of management consultants (e (in 14 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life balance could be better (in 50 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 64 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 culture...LONG hours"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting work and good benefits

    Cons

    Really long hours and extremely demanding work

    Advice to Management

    Staff cases more generously (people-wise and time-wise)


  3. "L.E.K. was a fantastic first experience into the consulting world!"

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

    Pros

    Well-paid internship that gave a valuable insight into the company and the tasks that an associate consultant tackles on a day to day basis

    Cons

    No insight into the workings of training and overall overview.


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  5. "Not worth it"

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

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

    Pros

    Great start class dynamic and smart people across levels.

    Cons

    Insane hours. HR is not responsive to concerns and is not transparent about processes. Post-MBAs who are new to LEK often struggle to lead more experienced Associates, creating stressful team dynamics that are often inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what employees have to say rather than not caring about retention and bringing on increasingly incapable replacements.


  6. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and people

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better


  7. "BSA / PM"

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

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

    Pros

    Travel, Interesting Clients, and variety of work.

    Cons

    Management Communication could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Better align business goals against objectives.


  8. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are the best. You learn every day

    Cons

    It's professional services, the hours can be long


  9. "Good experience, long hours"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early at the consultant level, lots of varied case experience

    Cons

    Long hours and very little beach time in between


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Mostly toxic, good junior staff"

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

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Junior level staff (not partners, (most) managers, principles) are really good - smart, fun, good to work with
    Handful of good partners and managers

    Cons

    Terrible hours
    Menial tasks in first few years
    Very little focus on staff development
    Micromanagement from many senior staff who think junior staff are idiots
    Most staff treated as commodities
    Below average compensation and looks like it's tracking the wrong way

    Advice to Management

    If you continue to value profit over employees there's no way decent people will want to stay


  11. "Very happy"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wrocław (Poland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Wrocław (Poland)

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    It can get a bit intense


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