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 Work/Life Balance

1
SCORE
9.632

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
2
SCORE
9.528

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
9
3
SCORE
9.470

Triage Consulting Group

San Francisco-based Triage Consulting Group works with hospitals to uncover lost cash and enhance revenue through a variety of services. Founded in 1994...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
4
SCORE
9.365

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
3
5
SCORE
9.157

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
5
6
SCORE
9.102

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

2016 Rank
6
7
SCORE
9.094

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
8
SCORE
9.092

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
7
9
SCORE
8.930

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
11
10
SCORE
8.868

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
16
11
SCORE
8.865

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
8
12
SCORE
8.810

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
13
13
SCORE
8.808

Protiviti Inc.

Protiviti is a global consulting firm whose name is a combination of words, including "professionalism," "proactivity," "independence" and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
14
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
14
15
SCORE
8.727

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
20
16
SCORE
8.707

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
17
SCORE
8.670

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
10
18
SCORE
8.617

Trinity Partners, LLC

Trinity Partners is one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the healthcare industry, but with just four offices and over 160 employees, it has...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
8.603

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
12
20
SCORE
8.595

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
22
21
SCORE
8.565

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

2016 Rank
23
22
SCORE
8.444

DayBlink Consulting

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
8.438

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
24
SCORE
8.429

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
NR
25
SCORE
8.385

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
18