Top Ranked

Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

Consultants across North America rank the companies they consider to be the most prestigious in their industry.

  • Survey Methodology

    Survey respondents were asked to rate each consulting firm in the survey on a scale from 1 to 10 based on prestige, with 10 being the most prestigious. Consultants were unable to rate their own firm, and they were asked to rate only those firms with which they were familiar.

    Vault collected the survey results and averaged the score for each firm. The firms were then ranked, with the highest score being No. 1, down to No. 50.

    Remember that Vault's top-50 prestigious consulting firms are chosen by practicing consultants at top consulting firms. Vault does not choose or influence these rankings. The rankings measure perceived prestige (as determined by consulting professionals) and not revenue, size or lifestyle.

  • Ranking History

2017 Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

1
SCORE
9.031

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
1
2
SCORE
8.673

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
2
3
SCORE
8.554

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
3
4
SCORE
6.987

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 70,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP is the largest private professional services provider in the United States. Its subsidiaries work in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.564

Booz Allen Hamilton

With roots that can be traced back almost a century, Booz Allen Hamilton has carved its own place in the consulting industry as an indispensible advisor...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
6
SCORE
6.530

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides a mix of industry and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
6
7
SCORE
6.195

EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice

For two decades, EY has helped clients stay on the straight and narrow.  The world's second-largest accounting firm, Ernst & Young's 144,000...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
7
8
SCORE
6.093

Accenture

Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest days as a pioneer in the...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
9
SCORE
5.875

KPMG LLP (Advisory)

Professional services giant KPMG International operates as an international network of independent member firms, which includes KPMG LLP, the U.S. member...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
10
SCORE
5.746

Oliver Wyman

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
11
SCORE
5.704

IBM Global Services

IBM Global Services works hard to make clients' businesses work better.  The group includes IBM's consulting, systems integration and applications...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
12
SCORE
5.507

A.T. Kearney

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

2016 Rank
12
13
SCORE
5.075

Strategy&, part of the PwC network

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
19
14
SCORE
5.055

L.E.K. Consulting

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

2016 Rank
15
15
SCORE
4.846

Mercer LLC

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, making a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
16
SCORE
4.830

Gartner, Inc.

One of the more recognizable names in the consulting world, Gartner is a firm whose reputation is built on its capabilities in technology research and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
17
SCORE
4.760

Capgemini

With more than 125,000 employees spread across 44 countries, Capgemini is a leading global provider of technology, consulting and outsourcing services....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
18
SCORE
4.688

Lockheed Martin Corporation (IT Consulting)

Lockheed Martin is a global security company focused on domestic and foreign defense and civil markets, with the U.S. Department of Defense and other...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
18
19
SCORE
4.641

Cisco Systems, Inc. (IT Consulting)

Cisco Systems designs, makes and sells internet protocol-based networking products, as well as other products used in the communications and IT...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
17
20
SCORE
4.486

Oracle Consulting

Along with Microsoft and IBM, Oracle is one of the three largest software companies in the world. It specializes in database and middleware software, as...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20

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