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

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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L.E.K. Consulting Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson
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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great culture. Impactful + challenging work. Fabulous foundation

      Jan 20, 2021 - Partner in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rapid learning curve and culture of excellence Great travel opportunities Great culture

      Cons

      As in any top-tier professional services firm, work hours can sometimes be long.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      Jan 11, 2021 - Associate Consultant in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging learning curve, excellent pay, international travel

      Cons

      Very long working hours at times

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent Time

      Oct 27, 2020 - Graduate Investment Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Broad range of client. Driven culture.

      Cons

      Occasional long working hours. Too detail-driven.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good for PE / Strategy

      Dec 6, 2020 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good exposure to multiple sectors; cases are short; focus on mid-term strategy and PE buy/sell transactions Strong quantitative focus; generally quite rigorous analysis

      Cons

      Can be (very) long working hours, and variable management among partners

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fantastic company

      Oct 3, 2020 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -interesting work -kind, effective people -great office

      Cons

      -long working hours but nothing out of the ordinary for consulting

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to build a career in healthcare

      Oct 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Tokyo
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very strong in healthcare and lifesciences; doing truly strategic and transformative work and supporting very innovative companies with their Japan strategy - Very international, diverse environment - Flat hierarchy - Transparent, sincere culture - Smart and hardworking team members - Offers pathways to a range of other good opportunities, including good grad school options, marketing / strategy roles at leading healthcare and tech companies, private equity and equity research, etc. - Global brand that is recognized in US, EU and beyond

      Cons

      - Some projects have long working hours - Healthcare focus isn't for some - International environment may not be so good for people who want too immerse themselves in Japanese corporate culture

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Positives and Negatives

      Aug 17, 2020 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No travel, associated are smart and fun to work with

      Cons

      working hours, culture, lack of leadership

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Brutal hours and thankless culture. Avoid at all costs

      Oct 15, 2019 - Consultant in Tokyo
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Handfull of intelligent colleagues - Opportunity to engage with overseas offices - Pay comparable with industry competitors

      Cons

      - Poor talent retention. More than 50% of the office resigned in 2018 - Terrible working hours, even by industry standards. Expect to finish 3 to 4 in the morning, with constant weekend work - Dysfunctional pyramid structure, with insufficient number of middle level staffs, - Thankless and toxic culture, driven by leadership. Avoid at all costs at any position / level here. Find something else, and you will not regret.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      The pay compensates for the long working hours

      Jun 29, 2019 - Contractor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very young and dynamic working atmosphere. Good pay.

      Cons

      I agree to some extent that the company is a research sweatshop. Working hours are definitely long. Sometimes you would also want to have a more diverse task and more say than just doing due diligence research. You don't feel like you're learning anything new except for doing more hardcore research.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Manager

      May 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging and varied work Great people Friendly environment

      Cons

      Work hours from time to time

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