L.E.K. Consulting

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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
173 Reviews
3.9
173 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Improving attempts to manage work/life balance compared to the past (in 8 reviews)

  • Exit opportunities into strategy in pharma, life sciences, private equity (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Obviously work/life balance is tough but better than competitors due to no travel (in 35 reviews)

  • Long hours (but typical of other consulting firms, as I understand it) (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent place to advance your strategy career post-MBA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    1. very quick learning curve--you get exposure to a wide variety of projects quickly within one year as many projects are shorter in length
    2. early management opportunity -- you get to manage a case team of undergraduates right away
    3. low travel model - most projects are staffed locally and travel is minimal (often just for a few client meetings)
    4. pure strategy projects-- many projects are pure strategy projects rather than implementation

    Cons

    As with all consulting comapnies the hours can be long at times and the performance expectations are high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning and professional development opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    L.E.K. is distinguished itself from other consulting firms given its emphasis on core strategy projects, with less emphasis on operations and implementation work. Given this focus on strategy, L.E.K. requires significantly less travel than other consulting firms, which means that the default is to be in the office 5 days a week, which in turn creates a strong office culture. The strategy focus also contributes to a shorter average case duration, given employees more concrete learning opportunities outside of the formal Professional Development program.

    Cons

    There are high expectations of case teams, and sometimes cases will be sold for the sake of bringing in revenue, despite the fact that the system may be booked up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to move in the direction of improving morale and work / life balance, even during busy times of the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    There are tremendous opportunities for learning at L.E.K.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Bright, sharp employees. Excellent exit opportunities.

    Cons

    Little recognition for a job well done. Not alot of client interaction.

    Recommends
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