L.E.K. Consulting Employee Reviews about "culture"
82% would recommend to a friend
(238 total reviews)
100% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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19 days ago
Alright consulting world, let’s have at it: 2024 policy at LEK Mandatory Tuesday - Thursday in the office First Friday or every month for “collaboration” Can be a remote worker in extreme circumstances, but requires a 5% cut to base and bonus Firing if not compliant We don’t even have enough desks for all our employees Promises made last year broken across the board. Please, if anyone else is hiring, get me out of here
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- "runs very lean so you can take on as much as you can handle; great people" (in 153 reviews)
- "Great colleagues, some of the brightest yet humblest people you'll meetand a very friendly, non" (in 64 reviews)
- "Culture was great." (in 57 reviews)
- "Stimulating environment and pay is good" (in 40 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 35 reviews)
- "Long hours and always need to deliver results i.e. cannot go home until things are done perfectly" (in 125 reviews)
- "No work life balance" (in 72 reviews)
- "Occasional long hours and downtime periods" (in 57 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 19 reviews)
- "mba's who you will work under are bad managers" (in 15 reviews)
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- 4.0Apr 23, 2014Associate InternFormer Intern, less than 1 year
Culture is collaborative and fast-paced. Projects are high-impact and even as an intern, you take active ownership of the engagement.
Interns don't get many opportunities to interact with the senior management.
- 5.0Nov 25, 2021Marketing DirectorCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Super smart and engaging people to work with. A flexible work culture for people who are willing to take ownership of their role and responsibilities. Opportunities to continually innovate and learn. People are empowered to bring their skills and expertise and as you integrate into the organisation listening is a key skill to help you achieve results.
It is a busy organisation and prioritisation is key to being able to work well and feel comfortable. If you want to stretch yourself then this is the right place to be. If you aren't able to shift up a few gears when you need to take on something extra - it might not be right for you.
- 5.0Oct 13, 2022AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearMumbai
LEK is a pure play strategy house , gets you exposed to a diverse set of cases from across the global; Apart from the great case work, the culture of the firm is the best; great people who actually care for you and your career growth If you want to
The only issue is the long working hours at the firm but given the great culture this is manageableL.E.K. Consulting Response4mo
Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review of your experience at L.E.K. Consulting. It's fantastic to hear that you've had a positive journey with the company over the past two years. Your description of L.E.K. as a "pure play strategy house" that provides exposure to a wide range of global cases is truly valuable. The firm's culture and people make the demanding work hours more bearable and ultimately contribute to a fulfilling work experience. We wish you continued success in your journey at L.E.K. and beyond!
- 5.0Oct 9, 2014ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Lots of smart, well-educated coworkers who are intellectually interested in their work Culture is generally very friendly and supportive Get lots of exposure to different industries and situations. L.E.K. has a generalist model and more short, 'pure strategy' cases than most competing firms Oh, and there is a low-travel model, so the Monday-Thursday thing is rare
Very long hours. Be prepared Projects can get quite stressful, especially as a new consultant while you are still learning the ropes Burn out is not uncommon
- 2.0Apr 10, 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
You learn an incredible amount about several industries and their business operations. The people are genuinely great from the associate to the partner level. The work can be interesting, if you can get past the first year of grunt work.
The company culture is awful and Partners seem to be powerless in changing it given the inertia they are up against. The pay is great, but the churn rate and morale at the firm seem to indicate that it is not enough to keep people satisfied. Hours worked are ridiculous due to projects being understaffed and output being unnecessarily iterated multiple times. Due to teams being stretched, we do not have the time / capacity to think about exciting initiatives / disruptive solutions both internally or for our clients. The review cycle is unfair - you are more likely to get a better rating if you are staffed on a longer project, or if you are working with a pleasant C / M. Both of these are down to luck and dilute the meritocratic culture we aspire to have.6
- 5.0Nov 2, 2015AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBoston, MA
(1) Pure strategy focus - a large portion of cases focus on strategies to help companies grow, which I find to be much more interesting than other types of consulting casework that other companies tend to focus on (2) Company culture - very strong company culture with a ton of social events planned regularly; just in the last month we had a bowling night and Halloween party (3) Limited travel model - it is not the norm to live out of a suitcase while working at L.E.K. (4) No weekend work - it is VERY rare to have weekend work at L.E.K.; associates don't even have access to email on their phones and most tend to leave their laptops at work on the weekends
(1) Long hours - hours tend to be long three nights per week (i.e. leaving between 8pm-10pm those nights), however teams work towards taking an "out by six" night one night a week and always tend to wrap up in time for beer cart on Fridays, which starts at 5pm13
- 5.0Apr 17, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Fast paced, dynamic, work environment Highly motivated colleagues Interesting high impact projects Young and fun culture
Projects are demanding and its it hard to maintain work life balance Standards are set extremely high and there is little tolerance for sub-par workproduct
- 5.0Oct 26, 2020Associate ConsultantCurrent EmployeeSydney
- Interesting cases and intellectually stimulating work - Very bright colleagues - Friendly and supportive culture
- Maintaining work-life balance is challenging at times2
- 4.0Mar 31, 2022Senior Associate ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSydney
More time in the office compared to other management consulting firms, (mostly) very genuine and impressive people, good salary, commitment to social impact work/volunteering. Social sports team.
Extreme hours at times (60-70+ hours) and some very challenging individuals to work for (a minority but which kills firm culture nonetheless). Stuart Jackson (who is no longer the Global MD) did not inspire.