L.E.K. Consulting

3.9 of 5 stars Average Employee Rating (of 259 Employee Reviews)

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4.0 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Great people, interesting projects, lots of focus in the life sciences


Downers

Sometimes the hours are extremely long, and the work is not done efficiently


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4.2 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Diversity of casework, calibre of colleagues, the international opportunities and the exit opportunities


Downers

Variability of hours


Comments

While the hours are variable and can be long for certain projects, I strongly believe that the associate position at L.E.K. is one of the best introductions to the business world that you can get out of college. I can think of no better place where you can build such a solid foundation of core business skills within a 2-4 year period.


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3.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people and the type of work


Downers

Long hours and poor work-life balance


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4.2 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

unsurpassed access to clients I may be interested in working with / for


Downers

hierarchy


Comments

If you are an advanced degree candidate in the life sciences and are interested in eventually working in biotech or pusuing entrepreneurial enterprises in the space, I would argue that there are four firms that should be in your "must apply to" category: the big 3 (i.e. McBain Group) and L.E.K.


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4.2 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

No weekend work, no travel, associates are treated with respect and their opinions are valued


Downers

Extremely short cases


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4.2 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

great people, minimal travel, competitive salary, great exit opportunities, top business school placement


Downers

hours can be long, but typical with industry average


Comments

L.E.K. is an incredible firm to work for, allowing consultants to build upon a variety of skill sets and assume significant responsibilities early on as a result of the smaller size of the firm. Its strong quantitative and analytical capabilities provide a well-rounded experience that allows the firm to derive more substantive and data-rich recommendations. L.E.K. also has a noteworthy private equity focus across a broad range of industries. L.E.K.'s business school placement is superb, placing candidates in the top business schools. The firm provides great exit opportunities with many transitioning to startups, finance positions, PE firms, and industry. Although the hours can be long, it is fairly aligned with industry standards L.E.K. does a good job of helping employees maintain a work-life balance through implementing programs such as a weekly "Out by Six Day"


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4.2 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Working on short projects across a variety of industries makes learning intense and exciting.


Downers

Hours can be long, especially on PE CDDs


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4.1 of 5 stars

Experienced in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The culture, the nature of the projects, the high levels of responsibility, the fast-paced learning


Downers

The hours


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3.9 of 5 stars

Experienced in Retail & Consumer Goods
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

the people, the leadership, the international opportunities


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4.1 of 5 stars

Experienced in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Strategy focus (fewer long implementation cases like Bain, BCG, and McKinsey). Leadership opportunities for first year consultants


Downers

Hours, lack of predictability


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