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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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  • "runs very lean so you can take on as much as you can handle; great people(in 126 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues, some of the brightest yet humblest people you'll meetand a very friendly, non(in 62 reviews)
  • "Culture was great.(in 51 reviews)
  • "enjoyable to work with people and good pay(in 36 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 25 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours and always need to deliver results i.e. cannot go home until things are done perfectly(in 110 reviews)
  • "Terrible terrible terrible work life balance(in 66 reviews)
  • "Some long hours; projects sometimes too short to really get into the topic(in 44 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 14 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Oct 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Engaging projects and good coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours and short deadlines

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Learn a lot, work a lot

    Nov 17, 2022 - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Tough but you'll learn

    Nov 14, 2022 - Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    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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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    I’m drained

    Nov 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

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

    Nov 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Interesting work and terrific culture

    Oct 5, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Strategy work has been extremely interesting and rewarding Learned a lot since my time here If you get involved, senior staff invests time in you

    Cons

    Pay needs to match competitors at associate level

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to learn

    Sep 27, 2022 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Fantastic learning experience; associates are expected to do high value work (e.g., lead the interviews with market experts) - Very interesting work; the nature of 1-2 month projects means you're always working on something fresh - Great exit opportunities as LEK is known as a strong strategy shop

    Cons

    Reviews are abnormally difficult; LEK has very high standards and are very picky. Especially annoying when dealing with new post-MBAs who are supervising your work Long hours; sometimes projects were understaffed meaning causing late nights and high stress environment

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