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Oct 22, 2021 - 3:08pm

1. L.E.K. does more DD and probably better PE exits tbh

2. L.E.K. does shorter 2-5 week DD projects, more of a sweatshop 

3. Similar, I would say OW by a slim margin 

4. OW

  • Consultant in Consulting
Oct 22, 2021 - 4:18pm

lek may have more instances of PE exit ops, but not better (i.e. quality).

For those who want to exit into buyside, OW does well. From vc->umm funds (not really mega funds).

  • Consultant in Consulting
Oct 24, 2021 - 2:40pm

most ow people don't want to go into buyside, those who do place pretty well. i urge you to look at linkedin and the investment teams of PE firms (check MM-UMM fin websites) - not wso.But this is why you may see more Lek people in buy side - but again quantity of positions in the buyside world is not directly correlated to the quality of positions landed.Either way, i don't think OW is MUCH better in quality of pe exits (not material enough to make you decide between the two).Hours will be similar probably - especially if you do CDDs in OW which is the majority of work at lek.You will def have more optionally in types of industries to work in at Ow than at lek.Exit opps will prob be more diverse at Ow than lek as well (this is correlated to the former point).prestige - prob OW, but not material difference. let's just say the same.I would look at growth trajectories of both firms instead of prestige.

im pretty sure lek pays well also tho? so there can't be much difference between ow and lek in pay

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Oct 24, 2021 - 3:19pm

Blabla, end of the day very very few OW people are at reputable buy out shops. I also rarely see them do any DD work, whereas LEK work you'll trip over if you take your eyes off the floor for a second 

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Oct 22, 2021 - 6:53pm

lek may have more instances of PE exit ops, but not better (i.e. quality).

For those who want to exit into buyside, OW does well. From vc->umm funds (not really mega funds).

Do you have any idea of the actual hour differences between the 2 at all?

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Oct 23, 2021 - 1:55am

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