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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated May 9, 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 hard to handle (in 50 reviews)

  • Intense casework and long hours (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Interesting work, particularly in life sciences and MedTech. Good office culture, solid social events. Excellent exit opportunities.

    Cons

    Subject to heavy due diligence work during PE-upswings. Project pace can feel hectic at times, working too quickly towards an answer before analysis is far enough along to reasonably draw a conclusion.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in next-generation offerings, rather than classic strategy cases. May be necessary to grow the the firm and avoid going the way of other small strategy-focused shops (e.g. Booz & Co, Monitor, Parthenon)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, great projects!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome - incredibly smart, self driven, and a lot of fun. My coworkers challenge me and I am constantly impressed by their intelligence and analytical thinking.

    The projects are really interesting, and there is always something new to learn. I have learned an incredible amount since starting only 6 months ago.

    Cons

    The hours can get long, but LEK has a great policy of rewarding comp days that employees can take if they work over a certain amount of hours in one week or a certain amount of hours for 3 weeks in a row.

  3. "Great people, interesting projects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Year Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - First Year Associate 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

    The people are great and the projects can be very interesting. The work environment is also very team-based and fast paced.

    Cons

    The hours can be tough and the clients can be difficult.


  4. "Great people, great environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart colleagues, great office culture, growth opportunities, excellent business outlook

    Cons

    benefits are not on par with other consulting firms


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, great colleagues - highly recommend working here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Year Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - First Year Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Low-travel / office model is great for building community around the office, and coworkers are incredibly friendly and smart. You get exposure to a variety of casework across different industries in a fast-paced, supportive environment. Definitely would recommend others to join the firm - the "people" factor is truly what sets this firm apart!

    Cons

    Long hours can definitely be tough, but being surrounded by great colleagues definitely makes those hours more bearable.


  6. "Fast-paced, challenging environment. You'll work hard but it's a great place to start a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate 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

    Very challenging and interesting work. The company's structure means that you're changing projects frequently, which is great if you're looking to get a cross-sector understanding of the business world. Additionally, L.E.K.'s work is almost entirely (>95%) strategy and due dilligence, meaning you don't get stuck on some dead-end 9 month long implementation project.

    Cons

    The hours are definitely longer than most other consulting firms. Be prepared to work 60 hour weeks. That said, weekends are sacred at L.E.K., which makes a big difference in quality of life.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the interesting cases coming! Don't lose focus on selling strategy work.


  7. "Fantastic learning opportunity ; unpredictable work hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - L.E.K. provides Associates with the opportunity to rapidly gain experience across a variety of industries and business applications, from due diligence to corporate strategy and strategy activation.
    - L.E.K. creates a fun and non-hierarchical environment built on teamwork. A key benefit of the low travel policy is the strong office culture and close connection that is built with colleagues.

    Cons

    - Work hours can be long and unpredictable. L.E.K. has a number of initiatives in place with the goal of reducing hours, and it is clearly a priority for the firm. While this is evident, there are still large strides that can be made towards maximizing impact and efficiency.
    - There is a large variance in work at the Associate level. Some tasks are intellectually stimulating and others are more administrative. Some of this is to be expected, as this is a position for fresh college graduates, but the balance between these two types of work could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving work hours and reducing the amount of administrative work completed by Associates.

  8. "Strong development and comp. Firm requires some work around the edges"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -low travel reqs
    -good compensation
    -high development opportunities
    -great management opportunities
    -New management is an upgrade
    -Growing business

    Cons

    -unpredictability of hrs
    -unpredictability in sector dedication
    -IT issues especially when traveling
    -more CD/beach time between longer/tougher cases

    Advice to Management

    Allow sector dedication earlier in careers. Upgrade IT (hardware)


  9. "Good first job out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good professional development, good culture and people

    Cons

    lack of diversity in casework, especially in smaller offices.

    Hours

    No 401K matching

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your associates' needs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This company prides itself as being a top consulting firm, yet its people are burned out, not nice and the work's menial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent name, good exit opportunities, good industry exposure

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance, people are really not that smart, tasks for junior level are so tedious like lots of cold calling and data crunching - very little opportunity for face time with clients. Company culture needs huge improvement too. HR Is also terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees more and maybe they'll be happier.


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