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 choosing an employer, there is no question that prestige is important. However, our survey data indicates time and again that many other factors come into play when weighing a choice-and even more that affect employee satisfaction in the months and years after the decision has been made.

    Did you know that for 43% of consulting firm candidates, firm culture was the most important factor in selecting an employer? Other top factors include practice strength and work-life balance, in addition to prestige and compensation.

    But choosing an employer is only part of the equation-staying there over a period of time is something else entirely. And while elements like firm culture, compensation and work-life balance remain important as part of that picture, other factors such as satisfaction and the ability to make career progress also emerge as critical differentiators of top employers.

    In order to properly reflect a company's status as an employer within the consulting industry, the Vault Consulting 50 is based on the following weighted formula:

    • 30 percent prestige
    • 15 percent satisfaction
    • 15 percent firm culture
    • 15 percent compensation
    • 10 percent work-life balance
    • 10 percent overall business outlook
    • 5 percent promotion policies

    As ever, our survey is only open to consultants who are currently employed at reputable firms in the industry. When rating quality of life issues, consultants are only permitted to rate their own firm. For prestige and practice area rankings, however, consultants are only allowed to rate competitors, and NOT their own firms.

  • Ranking History

2013 Best Consulting Firms for Travel Requirements

1
SCORE
9.974

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

2012 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
9.567

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

2012 Rank
1
3
SCORE
9.512

Cornerstone Research

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
3
4
SCORE
9.484

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

2012 Rank
6
5
SCORE
9.343

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

2012 Rank
18
6
SCORE
9.238

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

2012 Rank
4
7
SCORE
9.200

Bates White Economic Consulting

Bates White is a mid-sized consultancy specializing in advanced economic, financial and econometric analysis. The company's professional staff-among them...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
2
8
SCORE
9.179

OC&C Strategy Consultants

The name says it all If you want to know what OC&C Strategy Consultants does, you don't need to look too far for answers-it's right there in...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
7
9
SCORE
8.961

Trinity Partners, LLC

Trinity Partners is one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the health care industry, but with just three offices and over 100 employees, it has...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
9
10
SCORE
8.946

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

2012 Rank
NR
11
SCORE
8.933

Easton Associates, LLC

TRENDING

2012 Rank
19
12
SCORE
8.900

Putnam Associates

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
10
13
SCORE
8.825

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

2012 Rank
8
14
SCORE
8.795

Kaiser Associates

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
13
15
SCORE
8.710

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

2012 Rank
5
16
SCORE
8.698

The Brattle Group

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
12
17
SCORE
8.650

Vivaldi Partners

Helping Companies Grow in the Digitally Connected World Vivaldi Partners Group is a global firm that emerged from the brand strategy consulting firm,...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
NR
18
SCORE
8.635

The Cambridge Group

Supplying the demand If the consultants at The Cambridge Group were your Economics 101 professor, you would not have learned supply and demand,...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
11
19
SCORE
8.486

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

2012 Rank
14
20
SCORE
8.444

Pearl Meyer

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to Boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy,...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
17