L.E.K. Consulting

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

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2.6 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people, the learning


Downers

The hours, the work


Comments

Be ready to cold call


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2.2 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy
2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

You are consistently pushed to learn and do more if you are a top performer. Work is relatively interesting


Downers

Terrible culture, in terms of tolerating nasty / difficult employees and management not caring about employee burnout. Management / administration view us as resources as opposed to people. Limited control over allocations. Bad work life balance.


Comments

If you want to learn a lot and develop extraordinary analytical skills AND don't mind bad hours / difficult people, this could work for you. If not, look elsewhere


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4.9 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people at L.E.K. are the absolute greatest, I hang out with a lot of my colleagues after work and on weekends


Downers

L.E.K. could have a little more client contact for the associate level


Comments

High-level, fast-paced strategy--rapid fire cases for a ton of different industries. Definitely why I signed up and in my first cases I saw everything from aviation to tech to retail, it's a hell of a ride!


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5.0 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people and the opportunity to take on responsibility quickly


Downers

Skew towards private equity can get repetitive


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4.8 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Responsibility, ability to drive my own destiny, rapid case turn around - lots of reps


Downers

Relatively conservative approach to running themselves as a business


Comments

Great training - lots of reps, lots of opportunities - will elarn skills to last a lifetime


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5.0 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Strong camaraderie, collaborative atmosphere, brilliant coworkers


Downers

Sporadic hours, limited name recognition


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4.8 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

the people


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4.3 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The team-oriented environment, the intelligence of my co-workers, the high number of cases we get to perform, and the ability to focus on life sciences


Downers

The hours


Comments

All five U.S. offices have a different culture and the location of the office influences to some extent the types of cases you are staffed on. So, it's important to understand how that works before selecting an office.

The projects we complete are very similar to case studies, so take the preparation seriously.

People value creativity so don't be afraid to think outside the box during your interview.


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4.6 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The culture, the people, and the interesting work


Downers

Some tough hours


Comments

L.E.K. has come a long way in the last 5 years. The firm has progressed from its healthcare and due diligence focus and is a leader in many other areas like retail & consumer goods and aviation. L.E.K. gives its people earlier opportunities to manage staff, lead workstreams, and interact with clients that its key competitors of McKinsey, Bain, and BCG. The experience gained in the first 2 years after a MBA or undergraduate degree at L.E.K. is unmatched in the industry.


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4.5 of 5 stars

2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Smart people, interesting work, not travel, high pay


Downers

Hours unpredictable, partners sometimes hard to access (they're busy)


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