L.E.K. Consulting

3.9 of 5 stars Average Employee Rating (of 9 Employee Reviews)

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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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1.6 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The money


Downers

The culture, the hours, the unpredictability of the hours, the culture, the partner disengagement, the culture, the way consultants are disrespected, the culture


Comments

Culture is awful and the place is a sweat shop. You'll learn a lot, but you won't be happy.


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2.3 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Management
Los Angeles, CA | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Comments

Good responsibility, but could sometimes be a very tough environment to work in.


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1.7 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Management
Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

the projects are pure strategy projects. very less operational and no implementation work; the level of responsibility given to fresh MBAs is exceptional. They prepare you to take on a managerial role in any other Consulting company


Downers

The firm's culture is not acceptible. The attrition rate is very high. It is like a concentration camp! The firm gives 3 month performance windows and treats employees as if they will be terminated if they dont perform above expectation in every 3 month cycle. This is totally unaccepyable to MBAs recruited from Top Tier schools


Comments

Please think of the firm culture before choosing to work here. The work will be great but very few people have stayed on here. Most of the fresh MBA graduates from last 3 years of recruitment have left the firm.


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2.4 of 5 stars

Midlevel in Pharmaceuticals and Health Care
Los Angeles, CA | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

1. People are fantastic

2. Great reputation in life sciences

3. Laid-back culture


Downers

1. "Sweatshop" working environment

2. Lack of investment in firm infrastructure (e.g., IT) and people's long-term careers

3. Lack of caring from partners


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2.1 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy
Chicago, IL | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

Early responsibility. Out of business school people join at 1 level higher than the other firms as the case leader / project lead. The work that people do out of business school at other firms is done by associates (people who report to us).


Downers

Work life balance. Worse retention policy. No control on personal committments.


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2.0 of 5 stars

Experienced
Boston, MA | 2011 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people and the type of projects


Downers

The hours and poor management from senior levels (both within cases and in selling cases)

It does not take care of its employees. The VPs are cheap regarding technology, small perks, or other things that would go a long way to productivity or happy employees, even with the hours.


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2.3 of 5 stars

Experienced in Strategy
Boston, MA | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

The people! And the fact that I don't travel; I work out of the office mostly and just travel for presentations


Downers

Work-life ballance. Long, unpredictable hours. Not women friendly.


Comments

long hours. poor work-life ballance


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2.2 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Strategy
Boston, MA | 2010 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE


Uppers

No travel


Downers

Work-life balance, lack of transparency, feel completely under-valued


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