L.E.K. Consulting Associate Interview Questions

Updated May 6, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting.

Interview

I applied from a non-target school. Did not have any connections within the company. Contacted HR and was finally granted an interview. Was not told there would be a case component but read glassdoor aprox. 2 days before. I crammed case interview studies but needed more time to prepare. Round 1: Two 30-45 min case interviews 1 market sizing, 1 in-depth case (including market sizing) Supposedly the next round was three-45 minute interviews in the office.

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  • New product (Netflix for Magezines), decide whether to spend 300M marketing this product or not   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    I applied via the University recruiting link and heard back from the firm in a week that I had first round interviews. Since I was flying out for interviews with other firms, they were flexible with my schedule and I interview a couple days later. Final rounds were announced a couple days after that and I flew out to their Los Angeles office. Entire process took 2.5 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • I was given 2 cases and had 1 fit interview. The first case was determining which of 2 drugs should be launched and the second was about ways you could monetize from TV content.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate, the offer was extremely generous

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting.

    Interview

    The first round of interviews consisted of 2 30 minute cases. The first was very qualitative, the second was extremely quantitative in nature. Both included portions of market sizing, while the second was purely a market sizing questions. The final round consisted of 3 45 minute interviews with various partners/managers. Same basic concept, extremely math and market sizing heavy. The interviews emphasize math more than business acumen. The company is more recruiting for a data grunt than someone with more strategic business acumen, as is shown by emphasis on quantitative cases. There really is no fit test, and frankly they don't seem particularly interested in your reasons for joining the firm. It is clear that being able to pass the cases and perform math on the spot is what dictates offers.

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the interviews included literally 45 minutes straight of mental math, so be ready for that.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I did not like the firm's culture and had better offers elsewhere.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    2 rounds, 1st round on campus, 2nd round at the office. Marketing sizing and case questions both times. 2nd rd is with 3 people, 2 partners, 1 manager. Turnaround was quick, 1st rd on Thursday, final the following Monday, find out Monday night. Difficulty level didn't really change from week to week

    Interview Questions

    • 1st round is market size of oil rigs in the US and then a case about competition between two dry cleaners. 2nd round was 3 interviews, 2 cases and 1 market sizing.   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting (Boston, MA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of two rounds. The first was two on-campus interviews with cases in each. Both were standard market-sizing. The second round consisted of three interviews with senior staff in the office. One case was conceptually-driven, while the other two were numbers-based. More variety here.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Felt it wasn't the right city.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    On campus recruiting -- 2 30-minute on campus case interviews with consultants / managers, and 3 30-minute on-site interviews with managers / MDs. Interview process was fairly standard compared to other consulting firms.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Standardized package across US offices.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    On campus recruitment. Two back to back interviews. One case had quantitative components, the other did not. There was one relatively easy market sizing question. Flown to Boston for final round. Met with three senior staffers. Two quantitative interviews one was not. One marketing sizing question, which I thought was harder than earlier ones.

    Interview Questions

    • How many staplers are sold in the US annually.   2 Answers
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting (Boston, MA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    3 x 30 minutes interviews. One section was one fit, and the other two were business cases which also included market sizing. Estimate the size of the Bikini Market; as well as a profitability case. Afterwards they take about 2 days to get back to you and provide feedback on your performance. Unfortunately I didn't make it through to the final rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • TEll me your biggest failure   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting.

    Interview

    Interviewed Fall 2012, first round on-campus interview, two cases one market sizing and one strategy. Interviewers were very friendly, enjoyable process working through the case with them. Each interview includes a behavioral component. Videos on LEK website are very helpful preparation and accurate portrayal of the interview questions. Second round office visit was three cases, similar to first round though they were a bit more difficult and included a more common blend of strategy and quantitative work. Emphasis on quick quantitative abilities, sound reasoning behind assumptions (you may be challenged on your statements), ability to frame problem and think creatively. All were enjoyable experiences, interviewers very personable and eager to hear why you are excited about working for L.E.K.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at L.E.K. Consulting.

    Interview

    Initial contact on-campus, turnaround was extremely fast, first round on Monday and final round on Friday. Very into market sizing questions, but also had normal strategy ones. Incredibly friendly people, good conversations throughout. Definitely go the impression that the company was professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Analyzing drug makers' failure to penetrate the market   Answer Question
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