L.E.K. Consulting Employee Reviews about "learning curve"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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240 Ratings
Pros
  • "good learning experience, character building, meet great people(in 35 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve and interesting niche sectors(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, people would usually be working long into the evening(in 122 reviews)

  • "long working hours but nothing out of the ordinary for consulting(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture. Impactful + challenging work. Fabulous foundation"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner 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

    Rapid learning curve and culture of excellence Great travel opportunities Great culture

    Cons

    As in any top-tier professional services firm, work hours can sometimes be long.

  2. "Associate Consultant"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve and interesting niche sectors

    Cons

    Rigid corporate structure in London office with little room for outperformers


  3. "Review"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant 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

    Challenging learning curve, excellent pay, international travel

    Cons

    Very long working hours at times

  4. "Great career starting point"

    5.0
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

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

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve with responsibilities from day 1 - Colleagues are very well educated and clever boosting the quality of work produced - Promotions can be quick

    Cons

    - Late working hours and life/work balance

  5. "Analyst"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary Diversity of sectors Very strong learning curve

    Cons

    Life/work balance is not manageable on the long run

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Exceeds expectations"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Genuine strategy work across a diverse range of industries with household name companies - Reputation for producing some of the best Associates in the consulting industry - Great exposure to partners and senior management - Surrounded by extremely smart people. - Very steep learning curve with big focus on data&analytics. - Office medium sized, which allows you meet with most people in the office, incl. senior management. Allows you to have bi-monthly office events/outings. - Very friendly office culture. No arrogance and great sense of team-play. - London office located in Victoria, which is extremely convenient to access. No horror commutes. - International opportunities within first 2/3 years with SWAP programme - Very well paid - Fast growing company

    Cons

    - Long hours, but industry wide. If the work is interesting this can be okay. - Prestigious but not yet a big name outside consulting/financial circles.

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  7. "Consultant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Associate"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fun, social colleagues - Steep learning curve and will come out with more technical skills than other other consulting firms

    Cons

    - COMPENSATION, without a doubt. We are not competitive with other consulting firms and management tries to lie to themselves that we are but open your eyes because we have problems with recruiting top talent because our compensation is not competitive. Promotion raises are minimal as well as, and a major factor for our retention problem -HR is terrible, they don't care about the needs of the employees - Allocations - Upper management does not seem to care about any of their Associates, who are the driving force behind this organization - No work life balance

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Associates are sometimes given very mechanical tasks"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The learning curve is steep, and if you overperform, you will be given more and more responsibility

    Cons

    The mechanical work never entirely goes away, work-life balance is not great

  10. Helpful (3)

    "review"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    L.E.K. runs teams lean compared to other consulting firms, meaning all team members will have meaningful step-up opportunities and more responsibility / ownership relative to their peers at other firms, earlier in their careers. The work is generally interesting, and the learning curve is steep. This job will keep you learning and challenged.

    Cons

    Work / life balance seems worse at L.E.K. relative to other firms,because of the lean structure. Most projects are under-staffed. There is almost zero time on the beach in between intense projects (maybe a day or two... a week max if you're very lucky, vs. other firms seem to have longer / more consistent stretches). In addition, L.E.K. does more due diligences than other consulting firms, contributing to more intense / short projects with worse work / life balance. In addition, there are no systems / processes in place to retain talent that is burned out. Staff can go part-time or on sabbatical, but that is not an attractive or long-term solution.

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