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4.0 of 5 stars (351 Ratings)

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For MBA's, a cut above MBB

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2016 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

+ profit sharing for MBA grads pushes pay above MBB; pre MBA pay is competitive
+ excellent business school placement rates
+ only strategy and due diligence work; no PMO/implementation/PMI/ops
+ more responsibilities post MBA; expectation of post MBA consultant role is to lead an entire case compared to a workstream at other firms
+ L.E.K. only promotes from within
+ meritocracy culture without an explicit up or out policy
+ out by six program allows teams to leave the office by 6pm one day a week Mon-Thurs
+ international swap opportunities and flexible with requests to switch home office
+ limited travel, except for retail practice (con for some)

Downers

- hours tend to be a high side for consulting (65-80+ pw)
- feedback is often delayed; case reviews follow a classical model
- no production or quality control support like McKinsey’s Visual Graphics India
- fewer responsibilities pre MBA; expect a lot of sourcing, interview note taking, and slide production
- limited travel, except for retail practice (pro for some)

Comments

This is a great place for people who want to be stretched. The firm can be incredibly rewarding financially and intellectually, but success requires an active approach to internalizing feedback for the betterment of yourself and the firm.

Midlevel in Strategy

4.9 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People, clients, responsilbility

Great people, challenging and exciting environment

4.9 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy | Boston, MA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People, challenging work, international travel and work opportunities

Downers

Need 401k matching

Life at L.E.K.: You're always challenged, which that leads to professional growth

4.7 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Financial Services | Boston, MA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Career opportunities/growth

Downers

We are too concentrated in Private Equity

Comments

I have been very satisfied with my experience here thus far.

Amazing responsibility and personal growth

4.4 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy | Boston, MA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people, responsibility, and career development

Downers

Stress, allocations roulette

Comments

It's entrepreneurial -- you can be a part of building L.E.K.

Accelerated work environment with great people

4.6 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people and the focus on strategy consulting

Downers

The first year as an associate with cold calling and interviewing

Entry-level in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals

4.6 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Short projects, great people, pure strategy projects

Comments

L.E.K. offers a differentiated and rare opportunity to work in a generalist, pure strategy shop with short term projects and very low travel requirements. It is an ideal choice for candidates looking to see their co-workers on a daily basis, get a ton of repetitions in a short time frame, and work on strategic issues occupying the minds of C-suites. Though a generalist firm, L.E.K. has its strongest industry verticals in life sciences / pharmaceuticals, where we are a dominant player. It is also very strong in aviation, travel and tourism, and retail. L.E.K. offers strong exit opportunities to top-tier business programs and corporate strategy roles. L.E.K. has also become a market leader for middle market private equity due diligence, leading to very strong exit opportunities in private equity and venture capital.

Gained three years of work experience in one year

4.6 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy | Boston, MA | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people, the casework, and the amount of responsibility I was given from day 1

Downers

n/a

Successful first job

4.3 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals | New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

low travel, smart people, fast growth

Downers

no beach time

Fast-paced, results-oriented culture with great opportunities to grow

4.7 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Strategy | Chicago, IL | 2016 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people, the people, and the people

Downers

Short nature of projects can lead to early burn out

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