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Pros
  • "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. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Unsustainable

    Aug 24, 2009 - First Year Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A large variety of cases. Some exposure to private equity if that is your thing Reasonable salary although not for the hours

    Cons

    Long long hours and working day finishes at 7pm earliest Associates receive little thanks and generally are not respected Pay per hour is weak Management only care about themselves (currently a pay freeze and no bonus below management level) L.E.K. is proud to say that they have never fired anyone due to a recession, but the truth is ppl are pushed all the time. The are forced to quit so that L.E.K. can keep its 'no firing' policy Most people here do not like their job and are looking for an exit

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    n/a

    Apr 30, 2021 - Consultant in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    not too bad at all

    Cons

    very long working hours all week

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Growing company, very nice culture, good brand in UK/US and growing in Germany

    Mar 10, 2020 - Associate Consultant in Munich, Bavaria
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Very good atmosphere - Working hours are less than at MBBs - Very good office location

    Cons

    - Car allowance doesn't include fuel costs - Lower pay than peers - Less client exposure than at MBB due to the nature of PE work

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    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A bit different from what was expected

    Apr 27, 2013 - Associate in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Office is located in a nice part of London

    Cons

    Working hours can be very long and hard working is not always being valued fairly.

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Overall great experience working at L.E.K.

    May 30, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great academic people and office culture

    Cons

    Working hours can be long and strenuous

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place with amazing culture

    Oct 13, 2022 - Associate in Mumbai
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    The only issue is the long working hours at the firm but given the great culture this is manageable

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Review

    Jan 11, 2021 - Associate Consultant in Mumbai
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging learning curve, excellent pay, international travel

    Cons

    Very long working hours at times

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  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to learn, bad place to make a career

    Jun 8, 2012 - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    LEK is a great place to learn important skillset People working there are clever and can solve issue The analytical approach is very nice and much superior to other consultancies

    Cons

    Projects are ALWAYS undersold and ALWAYS understaffed so working hours are brutal Forget about your weekday evenings and (more recently) about your weekends, even if you have made plans Development is slow and there is no fast track All the best people tend to leave after 2-3 years Work life balance is non-existent and HR policies are ineffective (to combat issues with long working hours, HR has implemented a bake day!)

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    4 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Experience working at L.E.K.

    Nov 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work culture Approachable colleagues

    Cons

    Long working hours even on weekends

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  11. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Company Culture

    Jan 13, 2022 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    gave interns a clear sense of purpose for work

    Cons

    working hours and general work/life balance even as an intern

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