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 Operations Consulting

1
% VOTE
36.73

Accenture

Growth of a Global Leader Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
1
2
% VOTE
35.26

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Do it with Deloitte Deloitte Consulting LLP ("Deloitte Consulting"), based in New York, operates in three primary areas-human capital, strategy...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
3
% VOTE
33.35

McKinsey & Company

The McKinsey mystique McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
4
% VOTE
23.23

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

Boston's best The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With 4,800 consultants in 77 offices in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
5
% VOTE
22.03

Bain & Company

Global firm Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the world's leading consulting firms. The firm's 5,400 consultants help business leaders make the big...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
6
% VOTE
19.96

IBM Global Services

THE SCOOP A new meaning to "business machine" IBM Global Business Services works hard to make clients' businesses work better.  The group...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
5
7
% VOTE
16.73

A.T. Kearney

An ascendant descendent As a consultancy, A.T. Kearney has a rich heritage that takes it back to the setup of McKinsey & Company and the arrival...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
4
8
% VOTE
14.54

Strategy&, part of the PwC network

The next chapter… Strategy& is a global management consulting firm operating under the aegis of Big 4 professional services giant PwC....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
9
% VOTE
12.79

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

Getting back into it Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has been steadily building its consulting practice in recent years, following...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
9
10
% VOTE
10.88

EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice

THE SCOOP Earnest Ernst For two decades, Ernst & Young has helped clients stay on the straight and narrow.  The world's second-largest...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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