Top Ranked

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

2016 Vault Consulting 25 Europe

1
SCORE
9.198

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...

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2015 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.774

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

2015 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.909

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...

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2015 Rank
4
4
SCORE
7.696

Roland Berger Europe

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
6
5
SCORE
7.662

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...

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2015 Rank
7
6
SCORE
7.463

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...

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2015 Rank
5
7
SCORE
7.269

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...

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2015 Rank
3
8
SCORE
6.820

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...

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2015 Rank
9
9
SCORE
6.816

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...

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2015 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
6.785

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...

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2015 Rank
10
11
SCORE
6.755

QVARTZ

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

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2015 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
6.749

The Brattle Group Europe

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

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2015 Rank
NR
13
SCORE
6.659

Javelin Group

Founded in 1997, Javelin Group's focus is narrow, but deep: the firm claims to be Europe's leading specialist retail strategy consulting outfit, as well...

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2015 Rank
NR
14
SCORE
6.642

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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2015 Rank
8
15
SCORE
6.528

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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2015 Rank
12
16
SCORE
6.263

Alvarez & Marsal Europe

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

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2015 Rank
14
17
SCORE
6.161

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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2015 Rank
16
18
SCORE
6.074

Sia Partners

Founded in France in 1999, Sia Partners has to date been a firm with a strong track record of success. Today, it has more than 800 consultants operating...

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2015 Rank
17
19
SCORE
6.058

Schlumberger Business Consulting Europe

Schlumberger Business Consulting is a management consulting firm that combines a global reach with strategic and operational insight and services for the...

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2015 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
6.048

CIL Management Consultants

London-based CIL is a boutique firm specialising in growth strategy, risk management and investment advice for clients. Founded in 1986, the firm...

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2015 Rank
18
21
SCORE
5.792

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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2015 Rank
11
22
SCORE
5.303

Cognizant Europe

Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's...

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2015 Rank
20
23
SCORE
2.608

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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2015 Rank
21
24
SCORE
1.606

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) International Ltd.

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

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2015 Rank
22
25
SCORE
1.552

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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2015 Rank
23