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Updated Sep 30, 2022

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4.0
76%
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77%
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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Private Equity and the Buy Side

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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 118 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues, some of the brightest yet humblest people you'll meetand a very friendly, non(in 62 reviews)
  • "Culture was great.(in 46 reviews)
  • "enjoyable to work with people and good pay(in 33 reviews)
  • "Good salary but not so great when you divide by the number of hours and what this place can do to your mental health(in 23 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 61 reviews)
  • "Be ready to have long hours on average (70 hours) and sometime a little longer.(in 43 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 18 reviews)
  • "Poor leadership.(in 13 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Sep 28, 2022 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly community Great benefits Get to experience a lot of different sectors

    Cons

    Very big company, easy to get lost in the mix Hours are very long

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great first job

    Sep 26, 2022 - Staff Accountant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, and beautiful office.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say, overall great experience and great first job.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    High-paced, great culture, tough hours

    Sep 8, 2022 - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Extremely high rate of learning - 6 months at the firms feels like 2 years at a typical corporate strategy role -Excellent pay above many peers -Great, supportive culture with kind and sociable peers -A ton of individual agency too initiate extracurricular activities within offices

    Cons

    -Hours can be rough; while most weeks are 60-65 hours, about 10% of them can be 75 or so -Transparency for various management / HR processes can be improved, though it is getting better

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Hard work, but management cares and there is a great team

    Aug 14, 2022 - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Comp is great, and the people are fantastic. I've worked at the company since I was an Associate, and while there are times that can be quite difficult, on the whole LEK does a pretty good job at protecting work life balance and making you feel valued. Glad to work here!

    Cons

    Hours can get a bit long relative to a 9-5; it's professional services so the bad weeks might be closer to ~70 hours or so, but in general they hang around 60.

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  5. 5.0