BOSTON (Feb. 15, 2022) – Global strategy consultancy L.E.K. Consulting is among the 10 best consulting firms to work for, according to the newly released 2022 Vault Consulting 50 rankings from Firsthand. The ranking is based on a survey of consultants at firms across North America. 

L.E.K. was rated highly by its employees, and ranked particularly high for its overall business outlook, the level of challenges it lets employees address, the international opportunities it offers, employee compensation and opportunities for internal mobility. 

“We are honored to be recognized by Firsthand’s 2022 Vault Consulting 50 for the outstanding professional experience that we strive to provide to our people. We attribute our high ranking to both our clients, who entrust us to help them make strategic decisions at critical moments, and our people, whose dedication, talent and intellectual curiosity help us deliver such strong results,” said Manny Picciola, Head of L.E.K.’s Americas region.

Here’s what L.E.K.’s people said about the firm:

  • “All colleague relationships are kind and collaborative, not competitive. We don’t have internal competition for positions so there is no jockeying or posturing among employees.”

  • “We are one of the last true ‘growth strategy’ consulting firms left with a global presence. Growth strategy cases are the bulk of what business students envision when they hear ‘Management Consulting,’ and is considered prestigious, leading to many roles in Private Equity, Venture Capital, or Corporate Development.”

  • “Business has been booming since Q3 2020 and has shown no signs of slowing down. At the same time, the firm has invested in increasing headcount to ensure that the impact is not just seen through longer hours with same staff.”

  • “L.E.K. is a reflective firm that continually strives to improve its diversity and inclusion efforts. It certainly isn't perfect, but the firm is progressive, empowers its diverse employees to lead initiatives, and there's a genuine willingness to become better, become best.” 

  • “The low travel model means that L.E.K.-ers get to avoid early Monday morning flights, stay off the road, see their partners/spouses every day and sleep in their own beds at night, which makes the job much more sustainable in the long term relative to other firms. Though quality of life is a challenge across the industry, L.E.K. continues to make progress in this area, as it has gradually phased in a number of work-life balance initiatives over the past decade, and it continues to be a priority for senior leadership within the firm.”

Firsthand is a career mentoring and engagement platform that provides career insights, expert advice and connections to career seekers and professionals, as well as employer profiles, guides and company rankings. The Vault Consulting 50 ranking is based on employee responses to questions about firm culture, work-life balance, job satisfaction, compensation, business outlook and more.

See L.E.K. Consulting’s Firsthand profile.

About L.E.K. Consulting
We’re L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy working with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. Our insights are catalysts that reshape the trajectory of our clients’ businesses, uncovering opportunities and empowering them to master their moments of truth. Since 1983, our worldwide practice — spanning the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe — has guided leaders across all industries, from global corporations to emerging entrepreneurial businesses and private equity investors. Looking for more? Visit