L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2020

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
209 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with, interesting and dynamic projects(in 29 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Poor work-life balance due to long-hours(in 105 reviews)

  • "Some projects have long working hours(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  2. "Tough but rewarding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to senior (C-Suite) management from day 1, (even if not directly until a year or so in). - Highly analytical: good opportunity to develop the most useful and employable analytical skills. Data drives decisions - Short projects so interesting mix of work - Pay is great and increases exponentially with tenure - VERY smart people - Meritocratic, to an extent (early promotion system is still very opaque) - Chance to build a well rounded business skillset, roughly equivalent to MBA, in a few years - Relatively good exit ops

    Cons

    - Lack of morale. Associates don't drink the coolade as they would at other MBB. Some people have a chip on their shoulder - High pressure: often thrown in the deep end. Can be easy to get overwhelmed. There are efforts to support staff as much as possible but the reality is that this is a tough job. If you are consistently feeling stressed, please realise that there is more to life - Hours are bad. No getting around it. Average around 55-60 with some 70+ weeks (maybe 4-5 times a year). Pay is appropriate given the hours. - Trust in leadership is questionable... I think it's better in UK than US, but extra transparency would be appreciated - WFH is challenging: lose the comradery of the office, there's very limited replacement for social events that used to be regular - Not as diverse as it could be in terms of socioeconomic backgrounds. Very high proportion of Oxbridge grads from "traditional" backgrounds - Some partners seem to have low EQ

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  3. "Good opportunity"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Intern 

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and very nice mentor

    Cons

    Over time, a little bit push

  4. "Great Firm, Challenging Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, early leadership opportunities, compensation, treat their employees well, low travel

    Cons

    Extremely demanding hours, little/no safety net (must be able to learn quickly)

  5. "Very Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a very good company

    Cons

    Long hours might be a problem at times

  6. "Improvements!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Recent efforts (last few years) to improve work life balance, benefits, diversity, etc.

    Cons

    Still a long ways to go, particularly recently as it relates to staff communication from leadership

  7. "Head of Finance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Head in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    I have no cons on the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "PE Sweatshop"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    if you want to exit into PE, especially healthcare/life sciences

    Cons

    longer hours than MBB, less interesting projects, and Associates are given menial and tedious tasks like sourcing for experts to interview

  9. "Good work conditions"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Wrocław
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good płace to evolve your skills

    Cons

    Long day of working alkomat everyday

  10. "Good projects and travel, work life balance not great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better salary and travel than other companies providing similar roles

    Cons

    Worse work life balance than at other companies

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