Top Ranked

Best Consulting Firms to Work For

Which firms fare best on these individual rankings of key employment factors?

  • Survey Methodology

    When it comes to a satisfying work experience, there are many different factors that come into play--everything from a job's ability to challenge an employee and the training and mentoring on offer to the number of hours spent working or travelling each week, and the compensation that the employee takes home for doing their job. All told, we have identified 23 separate "Best to Work For" factors--each of which is represented by its own ranking. These rankings help to build a picture of the firms consultants find the most amenable to a fulfilling, satisfying work experience.

    Survey respondents were asked to rate their own firm across a variety of factors that affect their daily working lives. Those factors are:

    Ability to Challenge
    Benefits
    Business Outlook
    Compensation
    Exit Opportunities
    Firm Culture
    Firm Leadership
    Formal Training
    Green Policies
    Hours in the Office
    Informal Training
    Interaction with Clients
    Internal Mobility
    International Opportunities
    Innovation in the Industry
    Philanthropy
    Promotion Policies
    Relationships with Supervisors
    Satisfaction
    Selectivity
    Travel Requirements
    Vacation Policies*
    Work-Life Balance

    Firms were then ranked in each category based on the average rating assigned by their own consultants.

    *Denotes new category for 2015-16

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Consulting Firms for Firm Culture

1
SCORE
9.869

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
1
2
SCORE
9.642

Point B

The consulting industry has a reputation for long hours, extensive travel and high employee burnout. Point B is doing its best to change that...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
2
3
SCORE
9.588

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
5
4
SCORE
9.558

Insight Sourcing Group

Founded in 2002, Insight Sourcing Group is a consulting firm that focuses exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement. Led by alumni of some of the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
3
5
SCORE
9.541

Eagle Hill Consulting

Billing itself as a "family-run, woman-owned company," Eagle Hill Consulting serves clients in three distinct sectors: financial services, public...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
9.539

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
10
7
SCORE
9.537

ClearView Healthcare Partners

ClearView is a boutique consulting firm in the life science strategy field. The company has enjoyed exponential growth since its founding in 2007,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
17
8
SCORE
9.527

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
7
9
SCORE
9.472

Cornerstone Research

In traditional architecture, a cornerstone is a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building. Cornerstone...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
18
10
SCORE
9.327

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
9
11
SCORE
9.286

Edgeworth Economics

Founded in 2009, Edgeworth Economics is a boutique economic, financial and quantitative consulting firm serving clients in a wide range of industries and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
9.250

Parthenon-EY

Parthenon-EY is a strategy consulting outfit with 600 members in 22 office locations worldwide. The firm advises c-suite, business, and organizational...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
13
13
SCORE
9.204

Clarkston Consulting

Clarkston Consulting is a business and IT consultancy serving the consumer products & retail and life sciences markets. Besides its headquarters in...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
11
14
SCORE
9.186

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a consulting firm that serves the nonprofit sector by partnering with leaders in the social sector to "help scale impact, build...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
9.172

Strategic Decisions Group

Headquartered just down the road from Stanford University, Strategic Decisions Group specializes in providing high-level decision making, risk...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
6
16
SCORE
9.080

The Chartis Group

Founded in 2001 with the mission to materially improve the delivery of healthcare in the world, The Chartis Group is the largest national advisory...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
4
17
SCORE
9.061

CapTech

Richmond, VA-based CapTech was founded in 1997 by two colleagues at Accenture-Sandy Williamson and Slaughter Fitz-Hugh-with a focus building corporate...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
14
18
SCORE
9.059

Stern Value Management

With a lineage dating back to 1982, Stern Value Management is a boutique management consulting firm with a proud history. Under founder Joel Stern, the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
9.044

Analysis Group, Inc.

Boston-based Analysis Group provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, global...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
19
20
SCORE
8.984

Jabian Consulting

As a local consultancy with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte, Jabian employees enjoy local brand recognition, zero travel time, and the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
24
21
SCORE
8.977

Smartronix, Inc.

Founded in a one room basement office in 1995, Smartronix is a provider of information technology and engineering solutions, specializing in secure,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
21
22
SCORE
8.835

Kurt Salmon

Kurt Salmon is a management consulting firm that offers services in four broad industries: CIO advisory, global financial services, health care, and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
8.833

Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) is a leading provider of consulting services in the automotive and transportations industries. The firm is a...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
15
24
SCORE
8.808

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

2015 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
8.800

Simon-Kucher & Partners

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a worldwide leader in pricing consulting, helping its clients maximize profits by giving them the tools and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
22