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
    Human Resources Consulting
    IT Operations Consulting
    IT Strategy Consulting
    Management Consulting
    Operations Consulting
    Public Sector Consulting
    Retail Consulting
    Strategy Consulting

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Consulting Firms for Retail Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
50.06

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

2016 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
45.57

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

2016 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
36.27

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

2016 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
20.05

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 70,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP is the largest private professional services provider in the United States. Its subsidiaries work in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
5
% OF VOTES
15.98

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

2016 Rank
5
6
% OF VOTES
15.55

Kurt Salmon

Kurt Salmon is a management consulting firm specializing in retail and consumer goods. Within the industry sector, employees have the opportunity to...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
6
7
% OF VOTES
13.91

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

2016 Rank
7
8
% OF VOTES
7.53

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

2016 Rank
8
9
% OF VOTES
7.23

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

2016 Rank
9
10
% OF VOTES
6.80

Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in more than 100...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
11
% OF VOTES
6.62

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

2016 Rank
11
12
% OF VOTES
4.92

OC&C Strategy Consultants

The name says it all If you want to know what OC&C Strategy Consultants does, you don't need to look too far for answers-it's right there in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
13
% OF VOTES
4.80

The Cambridge Group

If the consultants at The Cambridge Group were your Economics 101 professor, you would not have learned supply and demand, but rather demand and supply....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
14
% OF VOTES
4.44

Roland Berger

From its humble beginning as a small, one-man consulting firm, Roland Berger has grown into an international giant. Ranked among the top-10 in global...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
17
14
% OF VOTES
4.44

Parthenon-EY

Parthenon-EY is a strategy consulting outfit with 900 members in 29 office locations worldwide. The firm advises c-suite, business, and organizational...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
16
% OF VOTES
4.13

L.E.K. Consulting

Founded in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a strategy consulting firm that offers four major capabilities to its clients: strategy, mergers and acquisitions,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
17
% OF VOTES
3.89

Simon-Kucher & Partners

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a worldwide leader in pricing consulting in growing clients top line, helping to maximize profits by giving them the tools...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
18
% OF VOTES
3.46

Marakon

Founded in 1978 and acquired by Charles River Associates (CRA) in 2009, Marakon has maintained its mission throughout the years: partnering with senior...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
18
18
% OF VOTES
3.46

ZS Associates

ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing consulting. Founded in 1983 by Kellogg School of Management...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
20
% OF VOTES
2.92

Alvarez & Marsal

Innovative by nature, Alvarez & Marsal has the expertise to work with established players, start-ups and everything in between. A&M is a global...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR

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