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Found 897 of over 982 reviews
4.1
77% Recommend to a Friend
L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
78% Approve of CEO

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "runs very lean so you can take on as much as you can handle; great people(in 122 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues, some of the brightest yet humblest people you'll meetand a very friendly, non(in 65 reviews)
  • "Culture was great.(in 48 reviews)
  • "enjoyable to work with people and good pay(in 42 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 28 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours and always need to deliver results i.e. cannot go home until things are done perfectly(in 111 reviews)
  • "Terrible terrible terrible work life balance(in 64 reviews)
  • "Some long hours; projects sometimes too short to really get into the topic(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 17 reviews)
  • "mba's who you will work under are bad managers(in 15 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Oct 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Engaging projects and good coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours and short deadlines

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Growth and Opportunities

    Nov 30, 2022 - Global Head of IT 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Firm has doubled in size every 5 years in the two decades I worked there Global so travel and cultural opportunities

    Cons

    Partnership with out of touch partners Growth and greed are hard to separate

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not bad

    Nov 28, 2022 - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good pay and annual benefits

    Cons

    long hours of work mostly

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Learn a lot, work a lot

    Nov 17, 2022 - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, fairly good pay, good support and training

    Cons

    Too much transaction work and focus on VDDs, not enough strategy projects

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Tough but you'll learn

    Nov 14, 2022 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Generally smart colleagues A few gems for mentorship, but they can be hard to find

    Cons

    Minimal ability to control what you work on Tons of due diligences with terrible hours

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee

    I’m drained

    Nov 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have drinks available in the break room, although that’s common and is not a notable “pro”

    Cons

    I can’t do this anymore

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Nothing exceptional

    Nov 8, 2022 - Summer Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    protected weekends friendly people flexibility to WFH

    Cons

    Understaffed case teams 70 hours average work week

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good opportunity; needs to work on leadership, case team management

    Nov 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay compared to most consulting firms Learn a lot

    Cons

    Team structure with putting new MBA Cs in charge of leading cases (when most don't know much) is a horrible model -- LEK needs to change to match other firms like MBB. Creates a poor experience for associates

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great leadership opportunities

    Oct 18, 2022 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Ability to manage teams and gain visibility with MD’s

    Cons

    Short cases could lead to longer hours

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to learn, friendly colleagues

    Oct 16, 2022 - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to learn Mostly nice people

    Cons

    Some MDs are difficult to work with

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L.E.K. Consulting has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 982 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at L.E.K. Consulting to a friend and 87% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, L.E.K. Consulting employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at L.E.K. Consulting. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

77% of L.E.K. Consulting employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated L.E.K. Consulting 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 4.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at L.E.K. Consulting to be compensation, career development, coworkers and the cons to be management, culture, work life balance.

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