L.E.K. Consulting Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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191 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - especially at the associate level(in 28 reviews)

  • "Steep learning curve with responsibilities from day 1(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good experience so far

    Cons

    a bit intense in the first week training

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-08-13
  2. "Great firm for career growth and development"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting work; great team; nice culture

    Cons

    Difficult to strike work life balance;

    L.E.K. Consulting2020-04-04
  3. "Hard work but rewarding culture"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fast progression, fun culture

    Cons

    Long, draining hours with an obsessive work culture

    L.E.K. Consulting2019-11-19
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic workplace"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, perks and office location

    Cons

    The culture. Simply put it’s toxic. The Culture in the Australian offices is one of negativity, one-upmanship and unhealthy competitiveness. They will tell you how collaborative the business is in your interview. This is a lie. The business has an insanely high turnover, it’s not hard to figure out why.

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    L.E.K. Consulting2019-11-14
  5. "Great people, challenging work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    L.E.K. Consulting requires you to travel much less than other strategy houses. This allows you to build strong bonds with colleagues while working on challenging problems.

    Cons

    The hours can be long which is expected. the breadth of work may also be limited in comparison to MBB.

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    L.E.K. Consulting2019-04-08
  6. "Australian offices the best in the firm's global network"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strategic focus - Very nice and genuine people, from partners to associates - Feels like family and the firm takes care of the people - Amazing personal development - Interesting projects for some of the biggest clients in Australia and NZ

    Cons

    - Brand not as strong globally - Not too many large-scale transformation work

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    L.E.K. Consulting2019-01-14
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing people, interesting projects"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing colleagues who you will enjoy spending time with at and outside of work - Interesting projects which you will see garner media attention - Emphasis on work - life balance. It's consulting, so be realistic, but the firm does have policies in place to try and achieve a balance

    Cons

    - As with all consulting firms, hours can be difficult and challenging - Compensation could be a bit more competitive

    L.E.K. Consulting2018-08-15
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic leadership; lifelong friends; more personal support in skills acquisition desired"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at L.E.K. Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have taken a large number of lifelong (and international) friends from working at LEK. High performing environment, with super smart people from whom you will learn so much. Great, principled leaders. Fantastic exposure to high-level professionals across a diversity of industries. Very stimulating work, for which you could see the impact.

    Cons

    More personalized professional development support would have been great. You're thrown in the deep end and can feel isolated and on your own for skills acquisition. There was sometimes a lack of 'caring personally' from managers; although, peer support was amazing.

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    L.E.K. Consulting2018-07-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding Company, Unique Culture, Best Possible 1st Job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    L.E.K. has a unique low-ego, collaborative culture. L.E.K.ers are smart, driven and creative broad thinkers. Pay is in the top 25% compared to competitors. L.E.K. have a focus on PE and strategic projects rather than implementation work.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times, particularly when working on PE projects (60+ per week). Average hours are 55 per week. However, this is no longer than the industry average.

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    L.E.K. Consulting2018-05-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Menial, non-challenging tasks as a junior"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent case mix, some interesting projects Most people, especially juniors, are fun to be around Good social events, emphasis on company culture

    Cons

    Menial work for juniors, especially in their first year (lots of phone interviewing and extremely basic secondary research. Too often a very boring job. Very basic / boring personal development sessions - content learned at uni. Pay is below average compared with competitors. Partners minimise costs to max profits and aren't great with benefits

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    L.E.K. Consulting2018-06-10
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