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Vault Consulting 25 Europe

Which are the 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 40% 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 Top Consulting Europe list 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

2014 Vault Consulting 25 Europe

1
SCORE
9.214

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

2013 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.765

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

2013 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.626

Strategy&, part of the PwC network, Europe

Strategy& is the global strategy consulting business of Big 4 professional services firm PwC. Formerly Booz & Company, the firm was acquired by...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
4
4
SCORE
7.569

Oliver Wyman Europe

New York-based Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
5
5
SCORE
7.515

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Europe

From its humble beginning as a small, one-man consulting firm, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has grown into an international giant.  Ranked...

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2013 Rank
3
6
SCORE
7.242

OC&C Strategy Consultants Europe

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 the title. Focusing on...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
7
SCORE
7.205

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 and the arrival of...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
8
SCORE
6.756

Simon-Kucher & Partners Europe

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a worldwide leader in pricing consulting, helping its clients maximize profits by giving them the tools and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
9
9
SCORE
6.686

Frontier Economics Ltd.

Founded in 1999, Frontier Economics has a simple remit: it comes to the aid of its clients through a combination of economics and analysis, mixed with...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
10
10
SCORE
6.660

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,...

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2013 Rank
11
11
SCORE
6.488

Candesic

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

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2013 Rank
12
12
SCORE
6.426

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,...

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2013 Rank
NR
13
SCORE
6.416

Marakon Europe

Enablers-In a Good Way Founded in 1978 and acquired by Charles River Associates (CRA) in 2009, Marakon has maintained its mission throughout the...

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2013 Rank
13
14
SCORE
6.354

NERA Economic Consulting Europe

NERA Economic Consulting makes its buck off understanding what many people can't: the economy. The New York-based firm provides economic advice,...

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2013 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
6.143

Alvarez & Marsal Europe

Founded in 1983, Alvarez & Marsal is a global professional services firm with one overriding specialty:  helping companies and investors take...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
15
16
SCORE
6.118

AlixPartners, LLP Europe

AlixPartners is an international business advisory firm that built its reputation through its work in corporate turnaround and restructuring. Now, with...

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2013 Rank
NR
17
SCORE
6.059

ZS Associates Europe

Mind your Zs and Ss ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in marketing and sales consulting. Founded in 1983 by Kellogg...

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2013 Rank
16
18
SCORE
5.868

Value Partners Management Consulting

Born Entrepreneurs It took just 20 years for Value Partners to place itself amongst the top global consulting firms. Started in 1993 in Milan with...

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2013 Rank
14
19
SCORE
5.816

IMS Consulting Group Europe

Savvy specialists with global reach IMS Consulting Group (IMSCG) is a major player in the field of global biotech and pharmaceutical management...

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2013 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
5.759

Ricardo Strategic Consulting (Europe)

Driving strategy Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) is a leading provider of consulting services in the automotive and transportations industries. The...

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2013 Rank
NR
21
SCORE
2.601

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Europe

Boston's best The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With 5,000 consultants in 78 offices in...

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2013 Rank
17
22
SCORE
1.599

Mercer Limited Europe

A resource for human resources New York-based Mercer is a global human resources consultancy that provides consulting, outsourcing, and...

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2013 Rank
18
23
SCORE
1.458

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) International Ltd.

Getting back into it Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has been steadily building its consulting practice in recent years, following...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
19
24
SCORE
1.441

Deloitte (European Consulting Practice)

The midas Touche While Deloitte maintains a presence in over 35 European countries, there's no formal Europe-specific entity at the firm.  There...

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2013 Rank
20
25
SCORE
1.396

EY (Ernst & Young) Consulting Practice Europe

Not your ordinary consultancy Rebranded from Ernst and Young in 2013, EY's history stretches back as far as 1903. One of the Big Four accounting firms...

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2013 Rank
21