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  • "runs very lean so you can take on as much as you can handle; great people(in 123 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues, some of the brightest yet humblest people you'll meetand a very friendly, non(in 65 reviews)
  • "Culture was great.(in 52 reviews)
  • "Stimulating environment and pay is good(in 41 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 26 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours and always need to deliver results i.e. cannot go home until things are done perfectly(in 109 reviews)
  • "Terrible terrible terrible work life balance(in 66 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 18 reviews)
  • "mba's who you will work under are bad managers(in 13 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Sweat shop culture

    Feb 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Steep learning curve and lots of exposure

    Cons

    Extremely long hours and little choice over type of projects

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Consultant

    Nov 12, 2018 - Senior Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Steep learning curve prepares you to solve strategic business problems and manage talented, intelligent teams Interesting, impactful cases using traditional and novel market research and analytical tools Early and broad client exposure at the C level

    Cons

    Long hours and high expectations

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company to start a career

    Jan 28, 2017 - Associate in Tokyo
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive salary, steep learning curve, growing responsibility

    Cons

    Long hours, unequal treatment of employees, highly subjective evaluation, unwise hiring

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great learning opportunities, terrible hours

    Jul 14, 2021 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, steep learning curve

    Cons

    Terrible hours, lack of culture

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Associate

    Aug 4, 2015 - Associate in London, England
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Steep learning curve, talented colleagues, interesting projects (only high end strategy work or commercial due diligence on behalf of leading PE firms)

    Cons

    Since our projects are relatively short, they tend to be fairly intense, so the hours can be tough. As a first year associate you may end up calling a lot if you are on CDDs

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Interesting work and great colleagues

    Oct 20, 2015 - Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very steep learning curve from immediate management responsibility and short case lengths. Extremely smart, nice and supportive colleagues, which creates a great office culture. Due to the higher number of cases you work in a given year relative to other consulting firms, you get exposure to a lot of different industries and business models in a short amount of time. Extremely low travel compared to other consulting firms, which can be a pro or con depending on what you're looking for.

    Cons

    Variability of hours makes it difficult to schedule weekday plans. Shorter case lengths lend themselves to long hours.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Challenging growth environment with smart, fun colleagues

    Nov 3, 2015 - Engagement Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    L.E.K. focuses on strategic consulting engagements, which in turn contributes to shorter projects, less travel, and more time spent in the office compared to other Consulting firms. This leads to a strong in-office culture that makes L.E.K. an enjoyable place to work. The learning curve is steep, but L.E.K. provides a strong Professional Development program to help colleagues navigate the learning curve.

    Cons

    Like other Consulting / client services firms, predictability can be difficult on some projects. However, the firm has made strides towards improving work / life balance significantly

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    2 people found this review helpful
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