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L.E.K. Consulting Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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L.E.K. Consulting CEO Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
19 Ratings
  1. "Hard work but rewarding culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, fast progression, fun culture

    Cons

    Long, draining hours with an obsessive work culture

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-11-19
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Been here 3 years, planning on more!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Low travel Interesting work MDs invest in you (once you show interest, and commitment) All growth strategy and commercial due diligences Never have to sit in useless meetings Pay is well above most other consulting shops (ex-MBB)

    Cons

    A1 year is rough - little control over your life, and lots of grunt work - but it gets better! Long hours Some projects just suck Promote through timeline is way too long

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-02-05
  3. "Tons of opportunity and learning, but tough culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A ton of opportunity to learn Exposure to many industries and teams Constantly being challenged

    Cons

    Difficult lifestyle that inevitably leads to burnout

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-01-16
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid at all cost"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    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

    You learn a lot. Still good brand name. Very smart and driven colleagues.

    Cons

    The 1-2 star reviews are true. It is a sweat shop that doesn't care about its employees at all. Most people hate their jobs and are miserable. Alums (the ones that I talked to) feel very bitter about the company. Look for the comments under a 2017 Poets&Quants article that ranked LEK as #2 best copmany for MBAs.

    Advice to Management

    MDs, be honest with yourself: scope and staff projects with proper resources for a realistic timeline. Can someone git rid the existing HR department and start working on company culture? P.S., Consultant-level exits are hard because of the pure focus on DD for cases, especially in smaller offices such as San Francisco.

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-01-27
  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve prepares you to solve strategic business problems and manage talented, intelligent teams Interesting, impactful cases using traditional and novel market research and analytical tools Early and broad client exposure at the C level

    Cons

    Long hours and high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent of the challenges and expectations of direct from MBA hires.

    L.E.K. Consulting2018-11-13
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Woof"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few good partners if you look hard Smart colleagues Allocations does its best

    Cons

    Sweat shop culture / under-staffing HR (and everyone knows it)

    L.E.K. Consulting2018-12-08
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work, challenging, develop great skill-set, surrounded by incredible minds.

    Cons

    Incredibly bad hours & working environment, unsympathetic partners, high churn, low company morale

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees better. The number of people who have left due to burnout / breakdown is outrageous and shameful.

    L.E.K. Consulting2018-10-04
  8. Helpful (12)

    "Great associates, terrible leadership - avoid if you have other options"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The associate level employees are fantastic to work with! -Pay and profit sharing are in line with other firms, but growth lags -Strong revenue growth prospects due to increased PE activity require more DDs

    Cons

    -Leadership is terrible - Due to the terrible culture, high performers leave as soon as they can. There are very few managers or partners that are inspiring (or even good) to work with -High levels of due diligence work - don't join expecting to do strategy work or to get any client exposure. 90%+ of the work is DDs. You will be doing market research as opposed to strategy work -Minimal post MBA exit... opportunities - All you do is market research, there may be opportunities to jump to another second tier firm, but high profile recruiters do not come to LEK with great opportunities (Pre-MBA opportunities appeared to be decent) -Limited interest in developing people - the training is terrible and consultants are viewed as widgets to burn out, not a resource to develop

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    Advice to Management

    -Diversify your work away from just DD's -Start caring about your consulting employees, view them as more than a widget in the machine

    L.E.K. Consulting2018-08-17
  9. "Great way to start"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great ramp up of responsibilities Strong analytical requirements and lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Cold calling during the first year

    L.E.K. Consulting2018-04-23
  10. "Amazing Firm as an associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, broad exposure to industries and types of projects, no travel!

    Cons

    Higher focus on diligence projects

    L.E.K. Consulting2018-01-22
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