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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2019

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L.E.K. Consulting CEO Stuart Jackson
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Pros
  • "Great people - especially at the associate level(in 26 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Long hours, working over 60 hours per week(in 82 reviews)

  • "vel bom, e permite um work-life balance que superou minhas expectativas(in 69 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

    Advice to Management

    Good luck

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

    "Great experience, learning a lot"

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    Current Employee - Life Science Specialist in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience, lots of exposure to many aspects of life science consulting. Great benefits, good work environment. Great coworkers to work with, close interaction with upper management. Good opportunities for advancement. Some client interaction. Weekends are typically free from work, you have time to travel if you'd like then.

    Cons

    Long hours, working over 60 hours per week. Although you don't work weekends, some week nights can be late.

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-06-27
  3. "Best teams, most interesting work"

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

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very smart / engaged teams- makes day to day work fun and interesting. Projects are high impact / highly interesting. Very focused on high-level corporate strategy and large, impactful M&A. Compensation is inline with MBB. Probably only strategy consulting firm that does this high a level of strategy cases (in terms of leading clients / project types) that isn't Mon-Thurs travel so you get to sleep in your own...

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    Cons

    It's professional-services so each client is a new boss and hours often 55-60/week rather than 40 and can be quite variable (not sure on Monday what hours on Thursday will be like). At least in U.S., new business is growing faster than new hiring so staffing is tighter with less breaks between cases than there should be.

    Advice to Management

    Substantially increase hiring to keep pace with growth of business

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-06-21
  4. "worked to the bone, but learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learn a lot work with good people

    Cons

    its a grind! tons of work

    Advice to Management

    give people the cases they want

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-06-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

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      Current Employee - Associate 

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

      Pros

      Other associates are generally pretty good

      Cons

      Inhumanely long hours and understaffed teams Lots of remote staffing / working with people in other offices Mean people Low retention. If you're recruiting as an experienced hire, it's because other people have been leaving early because they don't like it here. A lot of consultants who join LEK from other firms regret taking this job

      Advice to Management

      I don't think management will listen - they just want to make more money selling understaffed 2 week dd's

      L.E.K. Consulting2019-07-08
    • "Great Ed Practice But Lack of Sector Diversity"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      - Comp - Travel - Great colleagues - Culture

      Cons

      - Crazy long hours - Projects always understaffed - Training leaves a lot to be desired - Very little sector diversity. You will do a lot of PE diligences in the Ed sector

      L.E.K. Consulting2019-05-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Awful leadership"

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

      I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting

      Pros

      Hard work and you will learn a lot

      Cons

      Truly bad leaders who got promoted from associate No work life balance Not strategy consulting

      Advice to Management

      Clean house and bring in some new blood

      L.E.K. Consulting2019-06-08
    • "Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Challenging and varied work Great people Friendly environment

      Cons

      Work hours from time to time

      L.E.K. Consulting2019-05-03
    • Helpful (3)

      "L.E.K. will get you from point A to point B, but don't expect to be happy during the process"

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      Current Employee - Associate 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      L.E.K.'s cheapness can work in your favor. You won't be overnighting your slides to design teams or sending client data to an offsite analytics team; all of the work (good and bad) will be done by the team that you're staffed on. Exit options at the associate level are pretty good No travel

      Cons

      No time off between cases Though you don't travel, being staffed across offices is extremely common and managers and partners travel frequently, so face to face interaction with the senior members of your team is often very rare. I've spent about half of my time at L.E.K. on teams where the majority of my team (including who I was reporting to) was in a different office Most people above the associate level just simply...

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      Advice to Management

      Revamp the A1 role - not only do many A1s not like the grunt work, but it's extremely inefficient to pay people $77k to schedule phone calls and send LinkedIn messages Revamp the C1 role - many new MBA hires aren't well equipped for how demanding the role is. 6 months in, several MBA hires are usually fired each year Add more CD/recruiting/time off between cases Scope projects reasonably and rely more heavily on Guidepoint/expert...

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      L.E.K. Consulting2019-05-04
    • "Associate Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Great people, intellectually stimulating, exciting place to be

      Cons

      Work life balance and hours.

      L.E.K. Consulting2019-04-20
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