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Deciding between Kearney and L.E.K for a summer associate role, looking at hopefully transitioning to MBB for full time (dream role, though I like both other firms perfectly fine). Between DT at Kearney and LEK generalist which profile lends best to switching up a tier? Kearney L.E.K. Consulting McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company

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LEK is pure strategy and PE diligence, very little ops compared with Kearney

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Personally never worked on life sciences and never intend to, it’s not necessarily as LS-focused as people think

I know plenty of Kearney people who have joined MBB.

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LEK for Bain, Kearny for McK; neutral for BCG

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Exits may be better from LEK in my opinion.

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No difference between either of them brand wise. Maybe more likely to do strategy/dd work at LEK which will help you hone the skills required to smash the MBB case interviews

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Definitely go with the firm which has a culture/people that resonate with you the most. That said, I feel like the difference in prestige is a bit more than marginal - I see Kearney as a T2 for sure but feel LEK is more the top of the bunch vs Kearney being more middle or bottom. At my MBA a lot more people pushed for LEK than Kearney for quality exit opps

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Kearney is more apt to ops work (I know they've branched out but that's what they're known for) whereas L.E.K. I'd imagine you'd be doing more CDD. So, maybe, all things equal - just focus on what youd like to be doing?

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Any difference is marginal. Pick the firm you like better.

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No difference… but I think seeing more former Kearney folks here

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Probably because it’s a bigger firm with more consultants

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Lots of great input here. Thanks folks!

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