Overall Company Rating
4.0 of 5 stars (409 Ratings)

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Displaying 51-60 of 409 Employee Reviews

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Entry-level

3.4 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting work, high learning curve

Downers

Lack of benefits / perks

Midlevel in Strategy

2.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Pay, responsibility, breadth of work

Downers

Stress, Grind, Overpromises

good people, interesting work, little recognition, exhausting

3.2 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals | New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

good people, many opportunities to learn, lack of travel, no weekend work

Downers

Little exposure to senior level people in small offices, little exposure to clients, poorly scoped projects

Entry-level in Strategy

2.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Work hours are lower than other firms, lack of travel, short cases = exposure to many different industries

Downers

work/life balance sometimes isn't as great as it is made out to be, lack of travel... it would be fun to do every once in awhile but I haven't traveled at all., lack of partner-associate interaction

Comments

Positives: Work hours are lower than other firms, lack of travel, short cases = exposure to many different industries
Negatives: work/life balance sometimes isn't as great as it is made out to be, lack of travel... it would be fun to do every once in awhile but I haven't traveled at all, lack of partner-associate interaction, it takes a long time to be promoted to consultant

L.E.K. prepared me well for success, but the process was more painful than it had to be.

2.8 of 5 stars

Entry-level | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

The people are nice

Downers

They refuse to change their business model to help non-partners.

Comments

This firm does more private equity than you realize and you likely will have no way to influence on what cases you are staffed.

They use you, so you better be using them

2.6 of 5 stars

Experienced in Management | Boston, MA | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting work

Downers

Awful partner management

Lack of project diversity

2.5 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy | Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Early management responsibility

Downers

Lack of project diversity (primarily work on due dilligences)

LEK is a sweatshop

1.9 of 5 stars

Entry-level in Strategy | Chicago, IL | 2017 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

nice people, no travel, good opportunities

Downers

long hours / no work life balance

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