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Updated January 17, 2018
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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Pros
  • You can reach more meaningful work life balance once you (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life balance could be better (in 51 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 65 reviews)

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  1. "Second year is awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    Interesting projects, great learning experience, awesome exit opportunities. You can reach more meaningful work life balance once you’ve proven yourself

    Cons

    First year is a grind - doing less interesting work on the projects. Second year gets a lot better. Some late nights, but expected in consulting

    Advice to Management

    Keep making progress on Work life balance initiatives


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and decent people at non-partner level

    Cons

    Leadership is non-existent. No firm strategy. Heavy reliance on due diligence work.

  3. "Very good culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are very supportive. They are willing to teach you

    Cons

    probably the long working hours


  4. "Good culture...LONG hours"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting work and good benefits

    Cons

    Really long hours and extremely demanding work

    Advice to Management

    Staff cases more generously (people-wise and time-wise)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great start class dynamic and smart people across levels.

    Cons

    Insane hours. HR is not responsive to concerns and is not transparent about processes. Post-MBAs who are new to LEK often struggle to lead more experienced Associates, creating stressful team dynamics that are often inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what employees have to say rather than not caring about retention and bringing on increasingly incapable replacements.


  6. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "BSA / PM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Good experience, long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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