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
% OF VOTES
36.73

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
1
2
% OF VOTES
35.26

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

2013 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
33.35

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
3
4
% OF VOTES
23.23

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
6
5
% OF VOTES
22.03

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
7
6
% OF VOTES
19.96

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
5
7
% OF VOTES
16.73

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
4
8
% OF VOTES
14.54

Strategy&, part of the PwC network

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
9
% OF VOTES
12.79

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
9
10
% OF VOTES
10.88

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
11
% OF VOTES
8.01

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

2013 Rank
NR
12
% OF VOTES
5.62

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
13
% OF VOTES
4.66

AlixPartners, LLP

AlixPartners is an international business advisory firm that built its reputation through its work in corporate turnaround and restructuring. Now, with...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
10
14
% OF VOTES
3.98

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

2013 Rank
NR
15
% OF VOTES
3.23

Huron Consulting Group

Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings expertise in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
16
% OF VOTES
3.03

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

2013 Rank
NR
17
% OF VOTES
2.59

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

2013 Rank
NR
18
% OF VOTES
2.55

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

2013 Rank
NR
19
% OF VOTES
2.51

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
NR
20
% OF VOTES
2.27

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

2013 Rank
NR

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