2023 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“As a Ph.D. scientist, L.E.K. is the most prestigious consulting firm that allowed me to work on only life sciences projects directly out of my PhD.”
“Meritocratic culture, flat teams, great pay, top tier clients with high strategy focus.”
“The variety of strategy/M&A client work, the career development and the people I do it with.”
“Easy to overcommit and overextend, particularly when working with challenging clients.”
“Monotonous/tedious tasks, different communication styles in case teams.”
“Underinvestment in HR functions, always slightly behind MBB in perks and intangibles
About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consultancy that works with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. The firm’s engagements are targeted interventions that reshape the trajectory of its clients’ businesses. The foundation of the firm’s approach is built on:
- Deep expertise with the technologies, business models and ecosystems of every client’s market
- A hands-on, collaborative approach to developing solutions for long-term success
- A philosophy of evidence, not opinion, that gets to the heart of the problem via rigorous analysis, in-depth research and an understanding of the market dynamics
- The know-how to turn insights into action by addressing the capabilities, resourcing, coordination, and cultural and accountability barriers that often prevent a good strategy from fulfilling its potential
The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private- and public-sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 2,000 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
Offering a helping hand
L.E.K. takes its responsibilities—especially its social responsibilities—seriously. Since 2006 L.E.K. has been driving social impact through its pro bono initiative. In 2018 the firm doubled its commitment to pro bono clients annually in the U.S. L.E.K. has provided pro bono consulting, volunteers, and/or financial donations for over one hundred nonprofits and charitable organizations, including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Cara Program, and Australians Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Examples of the firm’s pro bono work include projects such as L.E.K.’s San Francisco office partnering with The Bay Area Global Health Alliance to help drive a successful launch of The Alliance by helping its founders develop a better understanding of several core issues. Additionally, L.E.K.’s Boston office helped The Boch Center, a leading nonprofit arts institutions in New England, to tackle some of its challenges with rising costs and declining levels of participation among younger audiences and patrons.
Social responsibility doesn’t end at pro bono work—being environmentally conscious is another of the firm’s priorities. In 2008, L.E.K. became the first management consultancy to achieve carbon neutrality in its global operations through reducing emissions and purchasing carbon offsets. L.E.K. aims to have its offices that aren’t already powered by renewable energy transferred to sustainable sources in as short a timeframe as possible. The firm continually works with its employees to adopt principles and practices that reduce their carbon emission. Those may relate to travel, hybrid work arrangements and firm and client events. In addition, L.E.K. has a network of “green” committees in each of its offices charged with creating avenues for employees to participate in L.E.K.’s sustainability efforts and help develop and encourage initiatives that reduce carbon footprint.
75 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 951-9500
Employer Type: Private
Global Managing Partner: Clay Heskett
Americas Region Head: Manny Picciola
European Region Head: Ben Faircloth
2023 Employees (All Locations): 2,000
Boston, MA (US HQ)
- Management & Strategy Consulting
- Operations & Supply Chain Consulting
- Turnaround & Transformation Consulting
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Organizational Strategy
- Transaction Due Dilligence
- Digital Strategy
- Sustainability Strategy
- Marketing Strategy.