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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 15 Mar 2020

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3.5
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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184 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - especially at the associate level(in 28 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Long hours like any strategy consulting company(in 92 reviews)

  • "Some projects have long working hours(in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Overall a good firm in a tough industry with some areas to work on"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good managerial experience earlier than other Strategy Consulting firms; home-office way of working so less travel; more strategy-focussed work than competitors

    Cons

    Poor culture, lack of office camaraderie; poor work/life balance and needs to encourage 21st ways of working like flexible hours / remote working

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-01-13
  2. "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
  3. "Long hours"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, no travel

    Cons

    Long hours, bad culture, bad management

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-02-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unhappy culture, uninteresting clients but a decent training"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fundamentally a good training Some great junior staff members that will be friends for years to come

    Cons

    Most of the people there are slightly miserable The hours are long and the work is not very motivating There's very little agency or responsibility in the early stages of the role The partner group are very old fashioned and often uninspiring (the people that stay are mostly the ones that simply stuck it out or liked consulting but weren't necessarily good at managing people)

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    L.E.K. Consulting2020-02-09
  5. "Challenging but fulfilling environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff camaraderie, intellectually challenging

    Cons

    Some long hours; projects sometimes too short to really get into the topic

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-01-25
  6. "Nice people, Interesting work, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Life Science Specialist 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

    Broadly interesting work Nice, intelligent co workers Great team environment, very little if any politics going on You're seen as very employable

    Cons

    Hours - eventually it will break you, or you're one of those people who make it to partner

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-12-21
  7. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with very friendly people

    Cons

    None to share so far from my experience

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-11-13
  8. "Fast paced, good learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, you will learn a lot through sheer number of hours worked,

    Cons

    Long hours, employees can feel undervalued by management

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-10-28
  9. "Great DD house, but long hours"

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

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    interesting projects, generally pleasant people

    Cons

    Very very long hours (80+)

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    L.E.K. Consulting2019-11-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "boring"

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

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

    Pros

    nice office in town. interesting diverse colleagues

    Cons

    stupid hours, boring clients, mostly transport logistics

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-10-23
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