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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Firm efforts to support work-life balance despite the high demands of management consultants (e (in 14 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot, through sheer blunt force of hours invested (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance could be better (in 50 reviews)

  • It can be a bit of a sweat shop; management has focused largely on growth via increased reliance on due diligences which necessitate long hours (in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and people

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better


  2. "BSA / PM"

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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

    Travel, Interesting Clients, and variety of work.

    Cons

    Management Communication could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Better align business goals against objectives.

  3. "Great place to work"

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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

    The people are the best. You learn every day

    Cons

    It's professional services, the hours can be long


  4. "Good experience, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early at the consultant level, lots of varied case experience

    Cons

    Long hours and very little beach time in between


  5. "Associate Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment; Brilliant co-workers; Firm is deeply dedicated towards training & education of new workers; Solid compensation

    Cons

    It can be a bit of a sweat shop; management has focused largely on growth via increased reliance on due diligences which necessitate long hours


  6. "It's hard but awesome"

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    Current Employee - Second Year Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Second Year Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be challenged to solve very difficult business problems and given a lot of responsibility if you ask for it.
    The second and third years you get a lot more responsibility naturally
    They've made a lot of work-life changes recently which helps make things better.
    You don't have to travel 4 days a week

    Cons

    The first year sucks. You'll spend a lot of time sourcing interviews and taking notes.
    You don't travel, so you don't get any client exposure, or network outside of your office.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of sourcing interviews and taking notes. Outsource that.


  7. "Rewarding work, hard-working culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting work and very smart colleagues

    Cons

    Working hours can be difficult sometimes

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, Great Training, Interesting Work

    Cons

    Very Long Hours, Intense culture not for all


  9. "solid employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Consistent work over many years with highly educated co-workers.

    Cons

    Days are long and very fast paced environment - which is usually ok, but sometimes out of control.


  10. "Diligence heavy work, early leadership opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rarely have to travel in this job. Get to manage team the moment you come out of business school.

    Cons

    New York office is one of the smallest - we don't get the big shiny projects and we do a lot more private equity due diligence than other offices

    Advice to Management

    Please change allocations to something more transparent with someone who was a former consultant at the helm. It does not make sense right now and it will make plenty of people unhappy / unmotivated to do their best


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