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L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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L.E.K. Consulting CEO Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
172 Ratings
  1. "humble culture"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Shanghai, Shanghai

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong healthcare team in LEK Shanghai Industrial projects also interesting, including high-tech and fancy stuff

    Cons

    People are a little serious. They don't chat much with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cheerful and relaxed

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-10-24
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic workplace"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, perks and office location

    Cons

    The culture. Simply put it’s toxic. The Culture in the Australian offices is one of negativity, one-upmanship and unhealthy competitiveness. They will tell you how collaborative the business is in your interview. This is a lie. The business has an insanely high turnover, it’s not hard to figure out why.

    Advice to Management

    Change your culture. Realise management needs to change.

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-11-14
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Know what you’re getting into"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart, genuine people. Never really had a problem with the people. Learn things at a fast pace compared to corporate world, but pretty slow compared to other consulting firms

    Cons

    Hours are terrible (I knew that going in, still was rough) Little to no appreciation for junior staff Below market salary at junior levels, even when company gave a firm-wide raise, the junior staff got close to nothing while the consultants / managers were given a hefty raise. Very one dimensional cases (even non DDs operate similarly to a DD)

    Advice to Management

    There’s a reason why turnover is so high, and please don’t think that’s just how all consulting firms are like.

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-10-19
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Intelligent, mild and plesant colleagues and good location,"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really like my colleagues who are so kind and pure. Greenful environment around office always refresh me.

    Cons

    It is pitty that some people don't understand how good this firm is...and just blame without action.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for selling a lot and make money for us. Employee inclusion is important, so please rely on us more.

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-10-03
  5. "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
  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very high exposure and entrepreneurial mind set

    Cons

    poor overall work life balance

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-18
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Brutal hours and thankless culture. Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Tokyo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Handfull of intelligent colleagues - Opportunity to engage with overseas offices - Pay comparable with industry competitors

    Cons

    - Poor talent retention. More than 50% of the office resigned in 2018 - Terrible working hours, even by industry standards. Expect to finish 3 to 4 in the morning, with constant weekend work - Dysfunctional pyramid structure, with insufficient number of middle level staffs, - Thankless and toxic culture, driven by leadership. Avoid at all costs at any position / level here. Find something else, and you will not... regret.

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    L.E.K. Consulting2019-10-16
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Poor culture, long hours, grossly understaffed"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    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

    Good exit opportunities but much worse than MBB

    Cons

    No internal support, no company vision, HEAVY focus on DDs, Grossly under-resourced compared to competitors

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-09-12
  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good working environment Nice location

    Cons

    Less salary Perks received are less

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-26
  10. 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
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