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L.E.K. Consulting CEO Stuart Jackson
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162 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - especially at the associate level(in 26 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve with responsibilities from day 1(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and varied work Great people Friendly environment

    Cons

    Work hours from time to time

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-05-03
  2. "Associate Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great people, intellectually stimulating, exciting place to be

    Cons

    Work life balance and hours.

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-04-20
  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    High level of exposure to top management

    Cons

    Worklife balance was very difficult

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-03-18
  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very interesting cases Good salary Smart people

    Cons

    Demanding work atmosphere Not very communicative culture

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-02-25
  5. "Great but tiring experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

      Pros

      Exposure to smart people, interesting projects, challenging

      Cons

      Very long hours, not that well paid when taking into account the hours.

      L.E.K. Consulting2018-11-26
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      "Exceeds expectations"

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      Current Employee - Associate in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Genuine strategy work across a diverse range of industries with household name companies - Reputation for producing some of the best Associates in the consulting industry - Great exposure to partners and senior management - Surrounded by extremely smart people. - Very steep learning curve with big focus on data&analytics. - Office medium sized, which allows you meet with most people in the office, incl. senior...

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      Cons

      - Long hours, but industry wide. If the work is interesting this can be okay. - Prestigious but not yet a big name outside consulting/financial circles.

      Advice to Management

      Strict working late protocols to be put in place. Allow Associates to plan their week in advance. There is little worse than uncertainty as regards your work/life balance.

      L.E.K. Consulting2018-11-08
    • "Associate"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

        Pros

        Interesting work, nice work environment

        Cons

        Long hours, repetitive project work

        L.E.K. Consulting2018-10-04
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        "Senior Associate Consultant"

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        Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Interesting work, challenging, develop great skill-set, surrounded by incredible minds.

        Cons

        Incredibly bad hours & working environment, unsympathetic partners, high churn, low company morale

        Advice to Management

        Look after your employees better. The number of people who have left due to burnout / breakdown is outrageous and shameful.

        L.E.K. Consulting2018-10-04
      • Helpful (1)

        ""Challenging" in every way, not a bad thing if that is what you want"

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        Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        I did ~3 years here post undergrad (Associate -> Associate Consultant) and am very glad I did, learned shed loads and jump started my career. Challenging in a good way: great learning opportunities, thrown in the deep end, chances to work across a big range of projects and grow a broad range of very useful skills. People as a whole very nice and supportive, rarely worked with people I didn't get on with and...

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        Cons

        Worked too hard, often for the wrong reasons - median week is >60 hours, working past 11pm on at least 2 days. Worst week was ~75 hours, working past 3am on 3 days. Most common reasons for working late: project understaffed / over scoped for the time frame; clients being unreasonable; data issues (difficult to control for this); culture (definitely some of management who have the mindset of "we should be working...

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        Advice to Management

        Build culture of people first, not profit and clients first. That is what will increase quality of work, improve client satisfaction and improve profits. Motivation levels on unnecessarily tough projects drops very quickly, and so does the quality of the work as a result. That means compromising on quantity and accuracy (actually do 80-20) in favour of protecting evenings and weekends of the team

        L.E.K. Consulting2018-07-27
      • "Hard - but you learn quick and are rewarded well"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        Positive Outlook
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        I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

        Pros

        Hard - but you learn quick and are rewarded well. Great career prospects

        Cons

        Hard work definitely required !

        L.E.K. Consulting2018-07-20
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