L.E.K. Consulting Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
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274 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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior associate consultant

      Feb 1, 2015 - Senior Associate Consultant in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks, good communal feel, nice CBD location, great learning opportunities

      Cons

      Long hours, high expectation to perform

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Some good things, some bad

      Dec 19, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You develop strong analytical skills, and develop a strong send for evidence based recommendations. Short average project length means broad range of experiences are possible

      Cons

      Short term mindset of partners, long hours at short notice, no soft skills development or network building due to the fact you spend all your time in the LEK office

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Difficult work environment, smart people, high pressure

      Jun 12, 2020 - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Intense work style; Quantitative Projects; Excel skills will be built; Heavy responsibility and Interaction with Internal Stakeholders (although not External); PowerPoint Skills; Diligence Work (If that is what you want); People are smart and talented, although minimal time will be spent networking, socializing, or doing tasks that are non-work related,

      Cons

      Cons Long Hours, Intense speed on projects, High expectations, Lack of feedback on cases, Cases are extremely short and very similar in style (either diligence, strategy work which is very diligence like), Minimal to zero client interaction, Work is repetitive and job can be repetitive (Projects mirror each other, minimal beach time, 2,3,4 week DDs are sold), Training is shorter than it should be, Alumni network is not that strong and you will be required to build your departure on your own terms, Hours can be long, Firm pride and camaraderie is low because your value is in execution and in getting the work done (think a lot of slide output in a short amount of time is expected), Firm will cut people every 6 months if performance is not up to expectations . Training is short and after the 1 week orientation all training will be not a full week and you will likely be staffed on a case concurrently.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great eposure

      Jan 9, 2021 - Life Science Specialist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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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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    5. 4.0
      Former Freelancer, less than 1 year

      Good firm, long hours

      Jan 15, 2021 - Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great people, challenging work, good learning and training

      Cons

      Long hours, people would usually be working long into the evening

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Experience

      Jan 10, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good learning experience, character building, meet great people

      Cons

      long hours and brand value is weaker than Mckinsey, Bain, BCG

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      Jan 11, 2021 - Associate Consultant in Mumbai
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      Pros

      Challenging learning curve, excellent pay, international travel

      Cons

      Very long working hours at times

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    8. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Good first experience

      Dec 16, 2020 - Intern in Paris
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, good benefits, exposure

      Cons

      Long hours, sometimes too hierarchical

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    9. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Good environment with good pay and people

      Nov 22, 2020 - Subject Matter Expert 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      enjoyable to work with people and good pay

      Cons

      Long Hours at times which could be bad for those with vulnerable health

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Dec 8, 2020 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Very good learning opportunities at the firm

      Cons

      Long hours that are long and tough

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