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Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

Consultants across North America rank the companies they consider to be the most prestigious in their industry.

  • Survey Methodology

    Survey respondents were asked to rate each consulting firm in the survey on a scale from 1 to 10 based on prestige, with 10 being the most prestigious. Consultants were unable to rate their own firm, and they were asked to rate only those firms with which they were familiar.

    Vault collected the survey results and averaged the score for each firm. The firms were then ranked, with the highest score being No. 1, down to No. 50.

    Remember that Vault's top-50 prestigious consulting firms are chosen by practicing consultants at top consulting firms. Vault does not choose or influence these rankings. The rankings measure perceived prestige (as determined by consulting professionals) and not revenue, size or lifestyle.

  • Ranking History

2018 Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

1
SCORE
8.954

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of its kind, it has...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.623

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 14,000 employees in 85 offices in 48...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.528

Bain & Company

Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the world's most prestigious consulting firms. Today Bain & Company is one of the world's most respected companies....

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
6.885

Deloitte Consulting LLP

In the United States, subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP provide industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world's most...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.486

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides a mix of industry and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
6
SCORE
6.445

Booz Allen Hamilton

With roots that can be traced back almost a century, Booz Allen Hamilton has carved its own place in the consulting industry as an indispensible advisor...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
7
SCORE
6.301

EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice

For two decades, EY has helped clients stay on the straight and narrow.  The world's second-largest accounting firm, Ernst & Young's 144,000...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
8
SCORE
6.242

Accenture

A pioneer of information technology in the 1950s, to defining what success looks like in the 21st century and beyond, Accenture has been a disruptive...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
8
9
SCORE
5.969

KPMG LLP (Advisory)

Professional services giant KPMG International operates as an international network of independent member firms, which includes KPMG LLP, the U.S. member...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
10
SCORE
5.806

A.T. Kearney

As a consultancy, A.T. Kearney has a rich heritage that dates back to the 1920s, with the founding of McKinsey & Company and the arrival of...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
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