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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 19 Oct 2019

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

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

Cons
  • "Long hours, working over 60 hours per week(in 84 reviews)

  • "vel bom, e permite um work-life balance que superou minhas expectativas(in 73 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. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start your career - but very draining"

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

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Diverse range of projects - Very competent management who invest in your development - Good leaving opportunities and transferable skills

    Cons

    - Extremely unpredictable hours. Expect 70+ hour weeks every now and then - Not enough respect for work/life balance and resulting impact on mental health

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-04
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short projects mean larger number of projects in a short time period

    Cons

    Poor job security - firm has a reactive hiring model "hire when you need and fire when you don't". This year many of my colleagues were let in spite of performing well above average. Horrible work-life balance. Poor exit opppurtunities post-MBA

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-20
  4. "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
  5. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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
  6. "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 less 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
  7. "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
  8. Helpful (2)

    "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 less 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 management. Allows you to have bi-monthly office events/outings. - Very friendly office culture. No arrogance and great sense of team-play. - London office located in Victoria, which is extremely convenient to access. No horror commutes. - International opportunities within first 2/3 years with SWAP programme - Very well paid - Fast growing company

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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
  9. "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
  10. Helpful (7)

    "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 3 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
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