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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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L.E.K. Consulting CEO Stuart Jackson
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168 Ratings
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)

    "Poor culture, long hours, grossly understaffed"

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

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

    Pros

    Good exit opportunities but much worse than MBB

    Cons

    No internal support, no company vision, HEAVY focus on DDs, Grossly under-resourced compared to competitors

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-12
  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good working environment Nice location

    Cons

    Less salary Perks received are less

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-26
  4. "Good place to start your career - but very draining"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Diverse range of projects - Very competent management who invest in your development - Good leaving opportunities and transferable skills

    Cons

    - Extremely unpredictable hours. Expect 70+ hour weeks every now and then - Not enough respect for work/life balance and resulting impact on mental health

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-04
  5. "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good experience so far

    Cons

    a bit intense in the first week training

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-13
  6. "Learn a lot quickly, expect to work hard"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people: truly, my coworkers (esp. Associates and Consultants) are some of the most down-to-earth consultants I have met; not as cutthroat of a culture as other firms - Casework focused on strategy rather than implementation - Little to no travel

    Cons

    - Little in-person client interaction (due to little to no travel) - Difficulty getting on projects that you want unless you are dedicated to a sector

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sweat shop"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively good pay. But at what cost?

    Cons

    Beware: They work you to the bone and do not appreciate you. Turnover rate is high. The list is endless.

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "The Daily Grind"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to a lot of different verticals

    Cons

    Short products make for a grind, every day..

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-13
  9. "consultant"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting

    Pros

    Location is central with easy access to tube, Friday 6PM policy,

    Cons

    quality of project - monotonous and repetitive, grind, work life balance, poor exit opportunity

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-16
  10. Helpful (3)

    "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
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