Associates are the foundation of our strategic analysis at L.E.K. Consulting. From Day One, you will be given significant responsibility and ownership of the case to which you’re assigned, which you will contribute to by gathering, analyzing and synthesizing research and data to create value and growth for the client. L.E.K.’s Associate generalist model means you’ll be exposed to a wide variety of industries, clients and problems, enabling you to quickly become a thought leader on every team with which you work.

As an Associate, your role will involve:

  • Driving research
  • Building analyses and models
  • Interpreting complex data
  • Identifying critical client issues
  • Solving analytical challenges
  • Creating client presentations


L.E.K. will support your continual growth through an environment of learning and merit-based achievement, including on-the-job training and mentorship from senior leaders and both formal and informal performance feedback, all while being exposed to advanced analytics tools and processes.

You’ll be asked to travel less than many other consulting firms would ask — which will allow you to maintain your home life while participating in a true office community — yet you’ll have the opportunity to gain substantial international experience. Not only are many of our projects staffed from around the globe, but we also offer a six-month swap program across all our global offices. Regardless of where in the world you work for L.E.K., the sustainability of your healthy lifestyle will be a top priority. Weekend work is rare, and the number of hours you are expected to work is clearly communicated on every project team, every week, all the way up to the Managing Director level.

We also support your growth beyond the firm, with externships that allow you to spend two to three months volunteering at your nonprofit of choice and secondments that will see you spending up to six months on-site with an L.E.K. client. We’ll be able to help you with your MBA application as well as provide career coaching and transition support. And our Alumni Network will prove invaluable if you decide to transition out of consulting and into any number of corporate strategy and private equity roles.

L.E.K. offers Associates the broadest business experience and arms them with the strongest analytical skill set for a career in consulting as well as any other future opportunities.

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