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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 27 November 2018
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  • "Work life balance becomes an issue at times" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Long hours and high expectations" (in 75 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. Helpful (2)

    "Great consulting staff but HR has real problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short cases = Fast growth, Partners and Managers are really effective

    Cons

    U.S. HR and allocations play favorites and can be extremely tedious and painful to work with

    Advice to Management

    Change people in HR and allocations

  3. "Great but tiring experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exposure to smart people, interesting projects, challenging

    Cons

    Very long hours, not that well paid when taking into account the hours.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really friendly people
    Lots of fun events planned throughout the year (Christmas Party, Halloween)

    Cons

    Long hours (but it's expected of consulting)
    Not as much travel as MBB


  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


  6. "Exceeds expectations"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Advice to Management

    Strict working late protocols to be put in place. Allow Associates to plan their week in advance. There is little worse than uncertainty as regards your work/life balance.


  7. "Fast-paced, high intensity"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay, work with smart people, challenging tasks

    Cons

    Long work-hours, little downtime and inefficient work process with little guidance

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Would not recommend"

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

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

    Pros

    - English based environment
    - Low travel compared to other consulting firms
    - Well located office (between two stations)
    - Good at Life Sciences / Pharma

    Cons

    Many, many things could be improved at the office. Other reviews of the office accurately describe the major issues, including:

    - Ineffective and petty HR function that provides no check on office behavior
    - Low salary compared to industry
    - Four year track to post-MBA level, slower than industry standards
    - Toxic culture with high turnover of junior employees (esp. recent years)

    Highly recommend pursuing other opportunities than LEK Tokyo.


  9. "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


  10. "lek part-time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    overall, the team was really nice

    Cons

    but the hours were not so good. very rare work-life balance.