Top Ranked

Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area

Consultants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault asked consultants to rank the best firms in several areas of business focus. Consultants were allowed to vote for up to three firms as the best in each area, but could NOT vote for their own firm.

    The practice areas are:

    • Defense Consulting*
    • Economic Consulting
    • Energy Consulting
    • Financial Consulting
    • Health Care Consulting
    • IT Operations Consulting*
    • IT Strategy Consulting*
    • Human Resources Consulting
    • Management Consulting
    • Operations Consulting
    • Public Sector Consulting
    • Retail Consulting*
    • Strategy Consulting

    *Denotes a new category for 2013-14

  • Ranking History

2014 Best Consulting Firms for Human Resources Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
41.55

Mercer LLC

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, making a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
31.73

Towers Watson

Founded in 2010, Towers Watson is one of the world's largest HR and actuarial consulting firms-the result of a merger between Towers Perrin and Watson...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
28.20

Aon Hewitt

Before there was Aon Hewitt, there were two companies: Aon and Hewitt. The former was a leading provider of risk management and insurance services, while...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
21.13

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 68,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries work in four key business areas-audit, risk and financial advisory, tax, and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
14.00

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

2013 Rank
7
6
% OF VOTES
13.74

Hay Group

Find your way with Hay Group If a company needs help with its staffâ€"whether to develop, motivate or train themâ€"then Hay Group is the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
4
7
% OF VOTES
13.68

Accenture

Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest days as a pioneer in the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
8
% OF VOTES
10.02

Oliver Wyman

New York-based Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
9
% OF VOTES
9.38

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 12,000 employees in 85 offices in 48...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
10
10
% OF VOTES
9.25

Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group offers consulting services from industry professionals in the healthcare, education, legal and business sectors. With a global...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
9
11
% OF VOTES
7.71

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

2013 Rank
NR
12
% OF VOTES
7.26

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

2013 Rank
NR
13
% OF VOTES
7.07

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides the right mix of...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
14
% OF VOTES
5.97

KPMG LLP (Consulting Practice)

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
15
% OF VOTES
5.65

Strategy&, part of the PwC network

Strategy& is the global strategy consulting business of Big 4 professional services firm PwC. Formerly Booz & Company, the firm was acquired by...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
16
% OF VOTES
4.50

Capgemini

With more than 125,000 employees spread across 44 countries, Capgemini is a leading global provider of technology, consulting and outsourcing services....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
17
% OF VOTES
4.43

IBM Global Services

IBM Global Services works hard to make clients' businesses work better.  The group includes IBM's consulting, systems integration and applications...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
18
% OF VOTES
3.92

Kaiser Associates

Founded in 1981, Kaiser Associates is a global boutique strategy consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in San...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
19
% OF VOTES
3.28

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

2013 Rank
NR
20
% OF VOTES
2.70

Milliman, Inc

An independent streak Seattle-based Milliman, Inc., is proud of its independence, never answering to outside ownership or influence. That kind...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR