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Updated Jun 27, 2022

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4.0
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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Fish that have already made it onto the buyside - honest thoughts on LEK? We do a ton of CDD, VDD, growth strategy, etc. and just curious how we are perceived. Thanks in advance!

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Pros
  • "runs very lean so you can take on as much as you can handle; great people(in 115 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues, some of the brightest yet humblest people you'll meetand a very friendly, non(in 55 reviews)
  • "Culture was great.(in 45 reviews)
  • "Good pay and lots of travel(in 28 reviews)
  • "First year salary competitive with other consulting companies(in 22 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours and always need to deliver results i.e. cannot go home until things are done perfectly(in 103 reviews)
  • "Terrible terrible terrible work life balance(in 60 reviews)
  • "Be ready to have long hours on average (70 hours) and sometime a little longer.(in 42 reviews)
  • "Management also tend to make hiring mistakes and then use underhanded tactics to get rid of the unwanted employees, like playing employees off against each other.(in 17 reviews)
  • "mba's who you will work under are bad managers(in 15 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place for PhDs

    Jun 8, 2022 - Life Science Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This has been an awesome place for me to develop and grow into a consulting role and very supportive for me as a new parent

    Cons

    Typical consulting hours (i.e., 65+ many weeks, 75+ not unheard of) Could do better at hiring diverse candidates and international employees Would like to see more women and at MD level

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

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    Jun 20, 2022 - Associate-2 in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to learn and lots of project experience to build CDD / strategy experience

    Cons

    Could think about increasing salary to be competitive with PE and MBB

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good pay, bad hours

    Jun 24, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    LEK pays well and has good associate cultur. However, hours tend to be longer than other consulting firms because project timelines are short and cases are staffed fairly lean

    Cons

    Hours tend to be longer than other consulting firms because project timelines are short and cases are staffed fairly lean

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Understaffing

    Jun 16, 2022 - Associate Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of free company events -- good company culture for social events

    Cons

    Always understaffed. The people reviewing you will change and some people suck. Some are great but some suck and thats just luck from case to case.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    good

    May 26, 2022 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very interesting people to work with

    Cons

    Work late hours many days a week

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Chaotic and frustrating

    Jun 7, 2022 - Executive Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hybrid work, great external opportunities to get to know the team

    Cons

    EA's are treated differently than all the staff, lack of consistent communication, an ever changing process of what is important and what isn't

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