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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
176 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - especially at the associate level(in 27 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Long hours, working over 60 hours per week(in 90 reviews)

  • "Poor culture, lack of office camaraderie; poor work/life balance and needs to encourage 21st ways of working like flexible hours / remote working(in 78 reviews)

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  1. "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
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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+)

    Advice to Management

    better management team (especially junior partners....)

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-11-02
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Helpful (4)

    "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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