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

2013 Most Prestigious Consulting Firms

1
SCORE
9.013

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

2012 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.590

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 14,000 employees in 85 offices in 48...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.459

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

2012 Rank
3
4
SCORE
6.716

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

2012 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.314

Deloitte Consulting LLP

In the United States, subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP provide industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world's most...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
5
6
SCORE
5.892

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

2012 Rank
6
7
SCORE
5.839

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

2012 Rank
8
8
SCORE
5.604

Accenture

A pioneer of information technology in the 1950s, to defining what success looks like in the 21st century and beyond, Accenture has been a disruptive...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
10
9
SCORE
5.595

Monitor Group

TRENDING

2012 Rank
7
10
SCORE
5.580

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

2012 Rank
12
11
SCORE
5.522

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

2012 Rank
14
12
SCORE
5.470

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

2012 Rank
11
13
SCORE
5.316

Mercer LLC

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
9
14
SCORE
5.253

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

2012 Rank
13
15
SCORE
4.869

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

2012 Rank
15
16
SCORE
4.477

Capgemini

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
16
17
SCORE
4.250

ZS

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
19
18
SCORE
4.239

Parthenon-EY

Parthenon-EY is a strategy consulting outfit with 900 members in 29 office locations worldwide. The firm advises c-suite, business, and organizational...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
17
19
SCORE
4.171

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Navigant is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable...

TRENDING

2012 Rank
18
20
SCORE
4.070

NERA Economic Consulting

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

TRENDING

2012 Rank
22
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