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 Innovation

1
SCORE
9.591

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
18
2
SCORE
9.547

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
3
SCORE
9.514

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
6
4
SCORE
9.392

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
5
5
SCORE
9.262

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
9.246

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
2
7
SCORE
9.225

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
4
8
SCORE
9.209

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
9
9
SCORE
9.190

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
7
10
SCORE
9.188

Keystone Strategy

Keystone is a unique strategy and economics consulting firm that partners with Fortune 500 companies on leading-edge business challenges in science,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
11
SCORE
9.115

DayBlink Consulting

DayBlink Consulting is a boutique management consulting firm delivering strategic advisory, execution, and transformative solutions by operationalizing...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
9.085

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
23
13
SCORE
9.080

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
19
14
SCORE
9.078

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
10
15
SCORE
9.057

Evidera, Inc.

Evidera provides evidence, value, and insight for clients through health economics, outcomes research, market access, data analytics, and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
16
SCORE
9.000

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
14
17
SCORE
8.909

Smartronix, Inc.

Founded in a one room basement office in 1995, Smartronix has grown into a worldwide provider of information technology and engineering solutions,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
18
SCORE
8.871

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
17
19
SCORE
8.805

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

2016 Rank
8
20
SCORE
8.796

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
12
21
SCORE
8.780

Pearl Meyer

For more than two decades, Pearl Meyer has provided compensation consulting services and compensation survey data to clients ranging from Fortune 500s to...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
8.774

Censeo Consulting Group

Censeo Consulting Group specializes in strategy and operations, with a specific focus on mission driven organizations. The firm tries to break away from...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
8.712

Health Advances, LLC

The professionals at Health Advances consult about one thing and one thing only: health care. Established in 1992, the firm's core belief is that...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
8.703

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

2016 Rank
16
25
SCORE
8.667

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
13

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