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

2016 Best Consulting Firms for Energy Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
34.18

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

2015 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
22.16

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 10,000 employees in 82 offices in 46...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
19.33

Schlumberger Business Consulting

Energy Experts Schlumberger Business Consulting is a management consulting firm that combines a global reach with strategic and operational...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
6
4
% OF VOTES
18.90

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

2015 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
18.54

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

2015 Rank
4
6
% OF VOTES
18.10

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

2015 Rank
3
7
% OF VOTES
15.64

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

2015 Rank
8
8
% OF VOTES
11.44

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Navigant is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
9
9
% OF VOTES
9.85

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

2015 Rank
11
10
% OF VOTES
9.27

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

2015 Rank
15
11
% OF VOTES
8.18

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

2015 Rank
10
12
% OF VOTES
7.89

NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting makes its buck off understanding what many people can't: the economy. The New York-based firm provides economic advice,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
12
13
% OF VOTES
7.02

Charles River Associates

Founded in 1965 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, Boston-based Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
13
14
% OF VOTES
6.95

ICF International, Inc.

  From inner -city to international ICF International was founded in 1969 as a venture capital firm known as the Inner City Fund, but by 1972 it...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
14
15
% OF VOTES
6.30

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

2015 Rank
20
15
% OF VOTES
6.30

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

2015 Rank
7
16
% OF VOTES
5.43

Capgemini

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
16
17
% OF VOTES
5.00

The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world....

TRENDING

2015 Rank
17
18
% OF VOTES
4.35

PA Consulting Group

British-born It might sound like it originated in the Keystone State, but PA Consulting Group’s home base is actually in London, where it was...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
19
19
% OF VOTES
3.98

SunGard Consulting Services

Son of a Sun A division of SunGard Financial Systems-which is itself a subsidiary of SunGard Data Systems-SunGard Consulting Services provides...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
18
20
% OF VOTES
3.91

ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in four main practice areas: Energy, Grid Transformation, Clean Tech and Sustainability, and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
20