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Updated Jun 16, 2021

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Tough but great first job

    Jun 16, 2021 - Life Sciences Specialist in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    Great and smart people High impact and interesting cases Excellerated learning experience and solid on-the-job training There are policies like out-by-six, summer hours, and internal assignment weeks to mitigate the long hours...you get those with most managers but there are a few sadistic Ms that just like to make you work late for no good reasons

    Cons

    Losing people left and right resulting in really understaffed teams and deteriorating hours Still building out the data analytics capabilities..it's getting better but still pretty primitive Still trying to improve research and knowledge management support...again getting better but not there yet.. the whole system is manual and out-dated

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great eposure

    Jan 9, 2021 - Life Science Specialist in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    Good exposure, interesting projects, leaning a lot within a short period of time

    Cons

    Stressful, long hours, new MBA join the company as team leaders when they are not experienced enough to lead the team

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good in LS

    Feb 5, 2021 - Life Sciences Specialist in New York, NY
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    Pros

    salary, people, out by six

    Cons

    your experience depends on your cases

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good and growing firm

    Dec 9, 2020 - Senior Life Sciences Specialist in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to develop a business tool kit and develop management experience

    Cons

    Lack of diversity at all levels of the firm

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Nice people, Interesting work, long hours

    Dec 21, 2019 - Life Science Specialist in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Broadly interesting work Nice, intelligent co workers Great team environment, very little if any politics going on You're seen as very employable

    Cons

    Hours - eventually it will break you, or you're one of those people who make it to partner

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great experience, learning a lot

    Jun 26, 2019 - Life Science Specialist in Boston, MA
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    Pros

    Great experience, lots of exposure to many aspects of life science consulting. Great benefits, good work environment. Great coworkers to work with, close interaction with upper management. Good opportunities for advancement. Some client interaction. Weekends are typically free from work, you have time to travel if you'd like then.

    Cons

    Long hours, working over 60 hours per week. Although you don't work weekends, some week nights can be late.

    4 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience, but wouldn't go back

    Oct 18, 2019 - Senior Life Sciences Specialist 
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    Pros

    Diversity of work, great colleagues

    Cons

    Sweat shop, high turn around creates staffing problems

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Stimulating work, challenging lifestyle

    Feb 2, 2019 - Life Sciences Consultant 
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    Pros

    Smart, good people Fast-paced environment with lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Tough lifestyle leads to high turnover and perpetually understaffed and overtaxed teams. It's a vicious cycle.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Unsurpassed access to innovative biotech companies

    Apr 18, 2014 - Life Science Specialist 
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    Pros

    As a life science PhD entering into consulting, you'd be hard-pressed to find a substantially better opportunity than L.E.K., which punches above its weight class in the biotech, diagnostics, and increasingly pharmaceutical spaces. And given that biotech is increasingly the engine driving pharmaceutical innovation, the importance of having exposure to innovative companies in this industry is becoming even more magnified.

    Cons

    -Low degree of autonomy when first starting out (probably similar across firms, though). -Starting salary is slightly lower (5-15%) than McBain Group (but still more than comfortable), although responsibilities are similar (keep in mind LEK Consultant is more akin to McKinsey Engagement Manager). -Comparatively less client exposure (more work done in the office as opposed to on site)---however the flip side is that it decreases the time spent eating peanuts with zero legroom.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Interesting work, excellent colleagues

    Oct 23, 2015 - Life Science Specialist in New York, NY
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    Pros

    -Interesting cases (all strategy, at least 4 weeks per case) -Broad client range: Fortune 500 to small biotechs -Minimal travel -Smart, helpful colleagues -Protected weekends -Steep learning curve

    Cons

    -Long hours (but not by industry standards) -Few female partners -Work-life balance is tough M-F

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    4 people found this review helpful
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