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 22 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
    Compensation
    Diversity
    Exit Opportunities
    Firm Culture
    Firm Leadership
    Formal Training
    Hours in the Office
    Informal Training
    Innovation
    Interaction with Clients
    Internal Mobility
    International Opportunities
    Overall Business Outlook
    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.

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Consulting Firms for Ability to Challenge

1
SCORE
9.796

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
2
2
SCORE
9.774

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
1
3
SCORE
9.727

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
6
4
SCORE
9.662

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
4
5
SCORE
9.548

The Brattle Group

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
3
6
SCORE
9.500

Putnam Associates

For over 25 years, Putnam Associates has developed its niche as a premier strategy consulting firm serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
9.424

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

2016 Rank
5
8
SCORE
9.412

ClearView Healthcare Partners

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
9
SCORE
9.404

Novantas, Inc.

Across industries, the early adopters of technology and digitization win. From retail to banking to consulting, the firms that move first and fast are...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
10
SCORE
9.385

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
NR
11
SCORE
9.367

Innosight

Co-founded by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, Innosight is a consulting firm with a difference. Focusing strictly on strategy and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
12
SCORE
9.306

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
17
13
SCORE
9.286

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

2016 Rank
11
14
SCORE
9.281

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
14
15
SCORE
9.264

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
22
16
SCORE
9.231

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

2016 Rank
18
16
SCORE
9.231

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
23
18
SCORE
9.192

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
12
19
SCORE
9.187

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

2016 Rank
13
20
SCORE
9.149

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

2016 Rank
9
21
SCORE
9.093

Edgeworth Economics

Economic consultancy Edgeworth Economics was founded in 2009 as a start-up that reimagined and innovated decades-old industry standards. Edgeworth...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
9.018

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

2016 Rank
22
23
SCORE
9.000

Kaiser Associates

Founded in 1981, Kaiser Associates is a global boutique strategy consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in London, São...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
8.975

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
NR
25
SCORE
8.969

Everest Group

Founded in 1991, Everest Group is a management consulting and research firm focused on the development and execution of global IT and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR

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