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Vault Consulting 50

The Vault Consulting 50 is our signature list of the best consulting firms to work for.

  • 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 Vault Consulting 50

1
SCORE
9.181

Bain & Company

Global firm Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the world's leading consulting firms. The firm's 5,400 consultants help business leaders make the big...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.999

McKinsey & Company

The McKinsey mystique McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.966

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

Boston's best The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With 4,800 consultants in 77 offices in...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.879

Strategy&, part of the PwC network

The next chapter… Strategy& is a global management consulting firm operating under the aegis of Big 4 professional services giant PwC....

TRENDING

2012 Rank
10
5
SCORE
7.517

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Do it with Deloitte Deloitte Consulting LLP ("Deloitte Consulting"), based in New York, operates in three primary areas-human capital, strategy...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
4
6
SCORE
7.479

Oliver Wyman

Tracing the family tree New York-based Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services network with brands...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
7
7
SCORE
7.328

A.T. Kearney

An ascendant descendent As a consultancy, A.T. Kearney has a rich heritage that takes it back to the setup of McKinsey & Company and the arrival...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
6
8
SCORE
7.264

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
12
9
SCORE
7.196

Analysis Group, Inc.

Analyze this Boston-based Analysis Group, Inc. provides economic, financial, and business strategy consulting to law firms, corporations,...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
9
10
SCORE
7.118

Censeo Consulting Group

Making sense of operations and supply chain Censeo Consulting Group specializes in operations, supply chain and procurement. The firm tries to break...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
16
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