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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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L.E.K. Consulting CEO Stuart Jackson
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170 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    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

    Short projects mean larger number of projects in a short time period

    Cons

    Poor job security - firm has a reactive hiring model "hire when you need and fire when you don't". This year many of my colleagues were let in spite of performing well above average. Horrible work-life balance. Poor exit opppurtunities post-MBA

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "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
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (6)

    "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
  5. Helpful (2)

    "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
  6. 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    environment is the best part of the job

    Cons

    working time is very stressful and bad lifestyle

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "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 bed. Growing fast so lots of promotion opportunity; not "up or out". Good about protecting weekends from work.

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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
  9. Helpful (12)

    "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
  10. "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
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