Top Ranked

Best Consulting Firms to Work For

Which firms fare best on these individual rankings of key employment factors?

  • Survey Methodology

    When it comes to a satisfying work experience, there are many different factors that come into play--everything from a job's ability to challenge an employee and the training and mentoring on offer to the number of hours spent working or travelling each week, and the compensation that the employee takes home for doing their job. All told, we have identified 23 separate "Best to Work For" factors--each of which is represented by its own ranking. These rankings help to build a picture of the firms consultants find the most amenable to a fulfilling, satisfying work experience.

    Survey respondents were asked to rate their own firm across a variety of factors that affect their daily working lives. Those factors are:

    Ability to Challenge
    Benefits
    Business Outlook
    Compensation
    Exit Opportunities
    Firm Culture
    Firm Leadership
    Formal Training
    Green Policies
    Hours in the Office
    Informal Training
    Interaction with Clients
    Internal Mobility
    International Opportunities
    Innovation in the Industry
    Philanthropy
    Promotion Policies
    Relationships with Supervisors
    Satisfaction
    Selectivity
    Travel Requirements
    Vacation Policies*
    Work-Life Balance

    Firms were then ranked in each category based on the average rating assigned by their own consultants.

    *Denotes new category for 2015-16

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Consulting Firms for Benefits

1
SCORE
9.771

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

2015 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.741

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 10,000 employees in 82 offices in 46...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
2
3
SCORE
9.602

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

2015 Rank
3
4
SCORE
9.509

The Brattle Group

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
4
5
SCORE
9.281

Analysis Group, Inc.

Boston-based Analysis Group provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, global...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
9
6
SCORE
9.071

Innosight

Co-founded by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, Innosight is a consulting firm with a difference. Focusing strictly on strategy and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
9.061

Strategy&, part of the PwC network

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
5
8
SCORE
9.000

Cornerstone Research

In traditional architecture, a cornerstone is a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building. Cornerstone...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
8
9
SCORE
8.750

Eagle Hill Consulting

Billing itself as a "family-run, woman-owned company," Eagle Hill Consulting serves clients in three distinct sectors: financial services, public...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
8.683

ClearView Healthcare Partners

ClearView is a boutique consulting firm in the life science strategy field. The company has enjoyed exponential growth since its founding in 2007,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
19
11
SCORE
8.662

Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group offers consulting services from industry professionals in the healthcare, education, legal and business sectors. With a global...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
8.571

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a consulting firm that serves the nonprofit sector by partnering with leaders in the social sector to "help scale impact, build...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
13
SCORE
8.563

CapTech

Richmond, VA-based CapTech was founded in 1997 by two colleagues at Accenture-Sandy Williamson and Slaughter Fitz-Hugh-with a focus building corporate...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
16
14
SCORE
8.481

Marakon

Founded in 1978 and acquired by Charles River Associates (CRA) in 2009, Marakon has maintained its mission throughout the years: partnering with senior...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
8.450

Smartronix, Inc.

Founded in a one room basement office in 1995, Smartronix is a provider of information technology and engineering solutions, specializing in secure,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
7
16
SCORE
8.429

Pearl Meyer

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to Boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
17
SCORE
8.423

Edgeworth Economics

Founded in 2009, Edgeworth Economics is a boutique economic, financial and quantitative consulting firm serving clients in a wide range of industries and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
18
SCORE
8.419

Insight Sourcing Group

Founded in 2002, Insight Sourcing Group is a consulting firm that focuses exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement. Led by alumni of some of the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
18
19
SCORE
8.333

Bates White Economic Consulting

Bates White is a mid-sized consultancy specializing in advanced economic, financial and econometric analysis. The company's professional staff-among them...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
25
20
SCORE
8.321

Strategic Decisions Group

Headquartered just down the road from Stanford University, Strategic Decisions Group specializes in providing high-level decision making, risk...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
11
21
SCORE
8.286

Censeo Consulting Group

Censeo Consulting Group specializes in strategy and operations, with a specific focus on mission driven organizations. The firm tries to break away from...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
13
22
SCORE
8.252

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

2015 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
8.250

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
8.202

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 68,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries work in four key business areas-audit, risk and financial advisory, tax, and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
17
25
SCORE
8.132

ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a management consulting firm that operates in four main practice areas: Energy, Grid Transformation, Clean Tech and Sustainability, and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR