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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 23 May 2018
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Pros
  • You learn a lot in a very short amount of time (in 15 reviews)

  • You can reach more meaningful work life balance once you (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Projects are demanding and its it hard to maintain work life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Long hours; Significant time spent on administrative tasks (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting projections and quick promotions possible

    Cons

    Hard work and late nights


  2. "Outstanding Company, Unique Culture, Best Possible 1st Job"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    L.E.K. has a unique low-ego, collaborative culture. L.E.K.ers are smart, driven and creative broad thinkers. Pay is in the top 25% compared to competitors. L.E.K. have a focus on PE and strategic projects rather than implementation work.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times, particularly when working on PE projects (60+ per week). Average hours are 55 per week. However, this is no longer than the industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look big picture towards L.E.K.'s growth and future trajectory and continue to work on attracting the best talent via both pay and culture.

  3. "Good paycheck, no work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    No travel, good paycheck (same as MBB), diversity of projects.

    Cons

    No exposure to the clients (which limits your exit options), very hierarchical culture, no life work balance (70-80 hours per week).


  4. "Business Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, intellectually challenging....

    Cons

    View of hours worked is misguided


  5. "Great way to start"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Cold calling during the first year


  6. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Employees learn a lot very quickly.

    Cons

    The hours are very high, particularly in spring and summer, as many employees have quit as a result of the total lack of work-life balance, yet the partners continue to sell projects as if the firm is fully staffed. Very few people stay at the firm long term as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Make limiting the hours of employees a priority; it currently does not seem to be one.


  7. "Engagement Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, dynamic, work environment
    Highly motivated colleagues
    Interesting high impact projects
    Young and fun culture

    Cons

    Projects are demanding and its it hard to maintain work life balance
    Standards are set extremely high and there is little tolerance for sub-par workproduct

    Advice to Management

    Can continue to invest in creating a sustainable work environment
    Should look for ways to ensure teams are not overworked, as high performers often burn out

  8. "not a great atmosphere to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice office, small tight knit feel

    Cons

    sweat shop, don't get paid enough, very hierarchical


  9. "Associates are sometimes given very mechanical tasks"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    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

    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. "Tough environment but great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great for CV
    Varied experience.

    Cons

    Work life balance not great. Culture / senior management.


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