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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 10 October 2018
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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  • "Work life balance becomes an issue at times" (in 62 reviews)

  • "Long hours, repetitive project work" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and global exposure.

    Cons

    Work life balance becomes an issue at times.


  2. "XX"

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    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Summer Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - good salary
    -industry exposure
    -constant review
    -no travel

    Cons

    -high burn
    -not a ton of responsibility early
    - primary research heavy

  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, nice work environment

    Cons

    Long hours, repetitive project work


  4. "Experience is luck of the draw"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly talented and intelligent associates and consultants, reasonable pay, nice offices

    Cons

    Sweatshop, extremely long hours (16+ commonly), arbitrary review cycle, very low retention rate

    Advice to Management

    The tendency to oversell and staff cases with minimal staffing kills employee morale. The Chicago office does not take this into account during reviews, effectively punishing employees for the cases they are allocated to.


  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No travel and short cases for additional exposure to multiple industries

    Cons

    Long hours
    Associates are giving some mundane tasks


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Post-MBA role is terrible"

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

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Some smart and friendly colleagues, especially the Associates
    -A few great Managing Directors (but few and far between)

    Cons

    -Terrible, terrible hours with no sympathy for life. It's part of the culture.
    -Long times between promotions and 'next step up' often doesn't change job
    -Below market compensation
    -Limited exit options
    -U.S. HR is abysmal but seems to run the company

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your people and staff cases properly. You are stuck in a cycle of recruiting worse and worse people and running teams leaner and leaner. Invest in your people and they'll stop leaving.


  7. "Dysfunctional office with low morale"

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company conversations are all in english
    Company is between two stations, which are convenient
    Several opportunities for global cases to come in contact with colleagues abroad

    Cons

    Management may listen to the comments by associate levels, but no major changes have been implemented. Turnover is exceptionally high even compared to the consulting industry — more than half of the office has left this year.
    HR function is done by one person and needs significant revision and improvement.
    There are limited contacts or helplines to report harassments or unfair practices. One may need to solve it by contacting outside parties.
    Low payout compared to industry competitors.

  8. "Senior Associate Consultant"

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

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


  9. "Decent training, good culture among junior ranks"

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    Current Employee - Senior Life Sciences Specialist in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Life Sciences Specialist in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training in pharma and biotech

    Cons

    Poor work hours, limited resources


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing people, interesting projects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing colleagues who you will enjoy spending time with at and outside of work
    - Interesting projects which you will see garner media attention
    - Emphasis on work - life balance. It's consulting, so be realistic, but the firm does have policies in place to try and achieve a balance

    Cons

    - As with all consulting firms, hours can be difficult and challenging
    - Compensation could be a bit more competitive


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