If you are a bright, motivated recent graduate looking to tackle some of the toughest and most interesting business problems, consider joining L.E.K. as an Associate.

Associates drive our insights for clients. You will quickly take on significant responsibilities as you play a crucial role on each case team, gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing research and data to address the client’s core issues. Your ability to uncover novel information, conduct rigorous analysis solve problems creatively, and communicate your high-quality work is critical to the breakthroughs that make a lasting impact for our clients. 

While casework varies every day, Associates’ primary responsibilities typically include:

 Conducting primary and secondary research on clients’ markets, customers, and competitors

 Performing rigorous analysis to drive insights and actionable recommendations

 Collaborating with team members to communicate key findings to the client in written presentations and verbal interactions that deliver maximum impact

L.E.K. recruits the best and the brightest, then offers them the broadest range of high-impact, frequent, and diverse cases for maximum learning. We are also committed to investing in your training and development, and providing excellent analytical and leadership skills for your progression in tenure, as well as for any future opportunities in top graduate schools or roles in industry, non-profits, start-ups, or investment firms.

In addition to very competitive compensation and benefits, we promote Associates to Associate Consultant and beyond as fast as they develop, based on demonstrated performance.

Click here for more on the Associate experience at L.E.K.


The Associate role at L.E.K. is differentiated from other firms in several key ways:

Immediate workstream responsibility: L.E.K. Associates are expected to be integral members of the team from day 1, immediately driving mission-critical work.

 Breadth of experiences: While our projects span most industries and services, our focus is strategy and M&A. Associates typically work on ~6-10 projects a year, providing greater exposure across clients and strategic issues, as well as faster development of business acumen.

 Fun, stimulating work environment: L.E.K. teams spend substantially more time in their home office relative to teams at peer firms, and we pride ourselves on a vibrant social culture, including case team events, office parties, non-profit involvement, and much more.

International exposure: Approximately 65% of Associates gain international exposure within their first 3 years, either through projects staffed across global offices, travel to international client locations, or, if they choose, by relocating to an international office on either a temporary or a full-time basis. Click here for more on our international Swap program.

 Upward mobility: L.E.K. is a meritocracy with an entrepreneurial culture and frequent feedback. Promotion paths do not follow a strict timeline; we promote people as quickly as they develop.

Qualifications and Experience Needed

A bachelor’s degree from a renowned school with outstanding academic achievement

1-2 years business experience in a related field

Strong analytics

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Significant professional experiences

Demonstrated leadership and initiative


L.E.K. Consulting offers competitive salary and benefits package commensurate experience

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess eligibility to work in the United States 

L.E.K Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 Please note that this opportunity is currently available in L.E.K. Consulting’s Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago offices for either a July or October, 2021 start date.  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About L.E.K. Consulting:

L.E.K. Consulting is one of the premier strategy consulting firms worldwide. At L.E.K., we are passionate about helping our clients succeed with breakthrough insights that drive real impact. Our clients view us as trusted partners that help address their most pressing challenges and biggest opportunities. Our uncompromising approach is grounded in deep industry expertise, rigorous analysis, and a commitment to driving practical results that exceed our clients’ expectations. To do this, we hire the best and the brightest, and offer them an unparalleled experience to rapidly develop their skills. This strategy drives L.E.K.’s robust growth, and gives us the benefits of global scale with a small-firm feel. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,600 professionals across five continents, and is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s best firms to work for. For more information, visit

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