L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 4 May 2021

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
244 Ratings
Pros
  • "good learning experience, character building, meet great people(in 35 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve and interesting niche sectors(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, people would usually be working long into the evening(in 122 reviews)

  • "long working hours but nothing out of the ordinary for consulting(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Hard work but great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people in the Australian offices

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours

  2. "Fast pace, but interesting and engaging work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge amount of learning opportunities, SWAP program, good mix of work between practices, top of the line training and tools. Great reputation with clients. Awesome exit opportunities.

    Cons

    L.E.K.-ers work hard when there is a deadline - but then are given time off to account for it so it balances out. Australian offices have become good at prioritising what's important to the client. Business is growing quickly - so can be some growing pains.

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  3. "Phenomenal"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great professional development Great exposure to transactions and strategy projects Smart people Great culture

    Cons

    Don't market themselves well Don't do enough to retain good talent

  4. "Great place to learn but not great long-term"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    perks and salary, great place to learn with excellent exposure to transactions work, highly intelligent and driven colleagues

    Cons

    broken performance review system and poor outside of case-work training and development some very rude managers who don't take accountability for output can get very competitive very few non-DD projects

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  5. "good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate in Melbourne

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    friendly and professional working environment

    Cons

    not broad enough practising areas as most international firms

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, small(ish) firm challenges"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great culture of people that care for each other. Employees are heard. Covid-19 situation showed how partners put the skin in the game and share the pain. Career progression is similar to that of leading consulting firms, although salaries are a bit lower I believe

    Cons

    Narrower range of projects given the smaller number of partners selling work. Not a lot of chance to focus on specific topics as there is not a lot of spare capacity. if a project is sold and you are the only person available you will be assigned irrespective of your industry affinity/development needs

  7. "Work hard play hard"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Learn fast in a fast feedback environment Good culture

    Cons

    Work life balance Ability to have an impact

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start a career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - Interesting cases and intellectually stimulating work - Very bright colleagues - Friendly and supportive culture

    Cons

    - Maintaining work-life balance is challenging at times

  9. "Great place for learning"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Melbourne

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Salary, pushes you to learn and work hard

    Cons

    Project types limited Average culture, high turnover

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great development environment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience and development curve

    Cons

    Challenging work-life balance and lacking in depth in certain verticals

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