L.E.K. Consulting at a Glance

Uppers

  • "Early management responsibility."
  • "Prestigious clients, cool projects."
  • "Low travel, high responsibility, shorter projects, great pay and exit opps." 

Downers

  • "We are growing so fast that long hours are pretty much a given."
  • "Unpredictable hours."
  • "Having a limited say as to the cases you work on."

The Buzz

  • "Great at due diligence; work employees very hard."
  • "Not a lot of professional development support for entry-level consultants."
  • "Very strong firm, good recruitment."
  • "One of the few mid-size strategy places left."

About L.E.K. Consulting

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a strategy consulting firm that offers four major capabilities to its clients: strategy, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and sales and strategy activation consulting. The firm maintains an on the ground presence on five continents and 12 countries, while its clients are global companies that are leaders in their industries, ranging from Fortune 500 members to small businesses. In the U.S., the firm has strength in major industries: biopharma and life sciences, building products, consumer products, digital and technology, food and beverage, healthcare, industrials, MedTech, private equity, retail, and travel 

Digging in

Underscoring all its services, says L.E.K., are its data-driven capabilities that drive insights. "The most valuable service that L.E.K. provides," the firm says, "is to leverage deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to deliver fresh insights with real impact to clients." The firm's teams dig into each assignment with open minds, and apply sophisticated analysis, to provide clients with clear, actionable recommendations for its strategy consulting engagements. 

Offering a helping hand

L.E.K. takes its responsibilities-especially its social responsibilities -seriously. Since 2006 L.E.K. has been driving social impact through its pro bono initiative. In 2016 the firm doubled its commitment to support two pro bono clients annually in the U.S. For example, L.E.K. recently completed a project with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), whose biggest goal is to eliminate Parkinson's disease (PD) in our lifetime. A team of consultants helped MJFF to better understand the potential of wearable and mobile technology and their use in R&D efforts. Ultimately, the development of an evergreen tool to evaluate and prioritize mobile technologies has the potential to significantly reduce costs for PD research and touch the lives of millions of people worldwide living with PD. The work has earned L.E.K. and MJFF a Consulting Magazine Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award.

 

IN THE NEWS 

August 2017 

L.E.K. Consulting Receives 2017 Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award for Pro Bono Work in Support of the Michael J. Fox Foundation 

L.E.K. Consulting was recognized by Consulting Magazine for the firm's pro-bono work to help the Michael J. Fox Foundation better understand the potential of wearable and mobile technology and their use in R&D efforts. 

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August 2017 

How Consumer Brands Can Connect with Customers in a Changing Retail Landscape

Harvard Business Review

By Robert Haslehurst, Chris Randall, Noor Abdel-Samed 

When news broke earlier this year about Amazon's courtship of some of the world's biggest consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, it touched off a wave of speculation. Was the e-commerce giant engaged in a long game to alter the relationships between consumer goods makers and their brick-and-mortar retail partners? 

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June 2017 

To Survive, Health Care Data Providers Need to Stop Selling Data

Harvard Business Review

By Harsha Madannavar, Todd Clark, Joseph Johnson 

Most data-driven healthcare IT (HCIT) providers aren't going to survive. Their business models are at serious risk of failure in the next three to five years. To beat those odds, they need to evolve dramatically, and fast, to a point where they are not selling data at all. 

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May 2017 

L.E.K.'s Pierre Jacquet Named a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine 

Pierre Jacquet, M.D., Ph.D., Managing Director and Global Head of L.E.K. Consulting's Biopharmaceuticals and Life Sciences practice, was named among Consulting magazine's "Top 25 Consultants in 2017." He was recognized for "Excellence in Healthcare." Jacquet, who is based in Boston, advises clients on business development strategies, product planning and commercialization, strategic partnering and mergers and acquisitions. 

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March 2017 

L.E.K.'s Lain Anderson Named a 2017 Rising Star of the Profession by Consulting Magazine 

Lain Anderson, Managing Director in L.E.K. Consulting's Biopharma and Life Sciences Practice, was recognized for his excellence in leadership by Consulting magazine's Rising Star of the Profession 35 Under 35 awards. Anderson, who is based in Boston, advises clients on corporate growth strategy, product launch planning and commercialization, R&D portfolio prioritization, and transaction support. 

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October 2016 

Leah Ralph, Principal in L.E.K. Consulting's Biopharma and Life Sciences Practice, Named Future Leader by Consulting Magazine's Women Leaders in Consulting Award 

Leah Ralph, a principal in L.E.K. Consulting's Biopharma and Life Sciences practice who helps biotech companies with growth strategies, was named a Future Leader by Consulting  Magazine's Women Leaders in Consulting awards. 

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L.E.K. Consulting

75 State Street
19th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 951-9500
Fax: (617) 951-9392

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • Co-Founder: Iain Evans
  • Global Managing Partner: Stuart Jackson
  • President, L.E.K Americas: Peter McKelvey
  • 2017 Employees: 1,210

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Strategy
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Marketing & Sales
    Strategy Activation

Major Office Locations

  • Boston, MA (US HQ)
    Offices across 5 continents