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Vault Consulting 25 Europe

Which are best consulting firms to work for in Europe?

  • 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 more than half of consulting firm candidates, firm culture was one of the most important factors in selecting an employer? Other top factors include practice strength and type of work, 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 prestige remain important as part of that picture, other factors such as overall job 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 Top Consulting Europe list is based on the following weighted formula:

    • 30 percent prestige
    • 15 percent satisfaction
    • 15 percent firm culture
    • 10 percent compensation
    • 10 percent ability to challenge
    • 10 percent work-life balance
    • 5 percent formal training
    • 5 percent overall business outlook

    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

2019 Vault Consulting 25 Europe

1
SCORE
9.099

McKinsey & Company Europe

McKinsey & Company is a privately-owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of its kind, it has...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.822

Bain & Company Europe

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

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.884

Oliver Wyman Europe

Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in more than 100...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.866

Roland Berger Europe

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

2018 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.502

A.T. Kearney Europe

As a consultancy, A.T. Kearney has a rich heritage that dates back to the 1920s, with the founding of McKinsey & Company in Chicago 1926 and the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
6
SCORE
7.398

OC&C Strategy Consultants Europe

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

2018 Rank
7
7
SCORE
7.235

Simon-Kucher & Partners Europe

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global consulting firm specializing in strategy, marketing, pricing and sales. Founded in 1985, the firm focuses on...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
8
8
SCORE
7.063

Implement Consulting Group

Implement Consulting Group is a Nordic management consultancy, headquartered in Copenhagen, with offices in Stockholm, Malmö, Oslo, Munich  and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
9
SCORE
7.060

QVARTZ

Founded in 2002, QVARTZ is a Nordic-based strategy consulting firm with its eyes set firmly on global growth. Currently operating out of five offices,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
11
10
SCORE
7.006

Arthur D. Little Europe

Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of innovation since 1886. It is an acknowledged thought leader in linking strategy, innovation and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
9
11
SCORE
6.914

The Brattle Group Europe

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
15
12
SCORE
6.906

Frontier Economics Ltd.

Frontier Economics is one of the largest economic consultancies in Europe. Founded in 1999, Frontier Economics has a simple remit: it comes to the aid of...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
12
13
SCORE
6.879

Marakon Europe

Founded in 1978 and acquired by  Charles River Associates (CRA) in 2009, Marakon has maintained its mission throughout the years: partnering...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
18
14
SCORE
6.813

L.E.K. Consulting Europe

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

2018 Rank
24
15
SCORE
6.798

NERA Economic Consulting Europe

NERA Economic Consulting makes its buck off understanding what many people can't: economics. The global firm provides economic advice, analysis, expert...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
13
16
SCORE
6.566

Delta Partners Group

Founded in Dubai in 2006, Delta Partners is an advisory and investment firm specialized in the telecoms, media and digital (TMD) industry. Its...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
19
17
SCORE
6.533

Emerton

Emerton is a global midsize strategy consulting firm with offices in Europe , the US and the Middle East.  Founded to bring deep expertise to select...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
17
18
SCORE
6.516

Candesic

Small, efficient and practical are words that you might use to describe London-based consultancy Candesic.  The privately owned company is a...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
14
19
SCORE
6.478

ZS Europe

ZS is the world's largest consulting firm focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share through...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
21
20
SCORE
6.471

Charles River Associates Europe

Ready to back you up  Founded in 1965, Boston-based Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
21
SCORE
6.469

Alvarez & Marsal Europe

Over the past thirty-five years, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has grown from three employees to over 3,000 in 55 offices across 24 countries in North...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
16
22
SCORE
6.357

HTS Consulting

HTS Consulting was founded in 2011 by two former partners from major consulting firms.  The firm is tasked with strategy projects, but also performs...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
22
23
SCORE
6.352

Gartner, Inc.

Gartner, Inc. was founded in 1979 as an information technology research and advisory company. The Company works with clients to research, analyze and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
6.307

Mercer Limited Europe

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer's...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
6.290

Mansfield Advisors LLP

Based in London, Mansfield Advisors provides strategy consulting services focused on  medtech products, hospitals, elderly and specialist...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
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