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 International Opportunities

1
SCORE
9.700

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
9.471

Stern Value Management

With a lineage dating back to 1982, Stern Value Management is a boutique management consulting firm with a proud history. Under founder Joel Stern, the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
9.414

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
9.404

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

2015 Rank
4
5
SCORE
9.152

Simon-Kucher & Partners

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a worldwide leader in pricing consulting, helping its clients maximize profits by giving them the tools and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
2
6
SCORE
9.050

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
6
7
SCORE
8.871

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
10
8
SCORE
8.828

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
5
9
SCORE
8.697

Avasant LLC

Avasant is a leading global management consulting firm with a strong focus on outsourcing and technology advisory. The L.A.-headquartered firm assists...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
9
10
SCORE
8.670

Oliver Wyman

New York-based Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
12
11
SCORE
8.667

Ricardo Strategic Consulting

Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) is a leading provider of consulting services in the automotive and transportations industries. The firm is a...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
11
12
SCORE
8.634

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

2015 Rank
8
13
SCORE
8.360

Sia Partners North America

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 700 consultants operating...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
14
SCORE
8.192

PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides the right mix of...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
15
15
SCORE
7.939

Parthenon-EY

Parthenon-EY is a strategy consulting outfit with 600 members in 22 office locations worldwide. The firm advises c-suite, business, and organizational...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
24
16
SCORE
7.927

Kaiser Associates

Founded in 1981, Kaiser Associates is a global boutique strategy consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in San...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
25
17
SCORE
7.922

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
23
18
SCORE
7.891

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
16
19
SCORE
7.735

Novantas, Inc.

As the world's financial markets continue to fluctuate, the financial industry has a friend in Novantas. Across the advisory and technology solutions...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
7.714

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
21
SCORE
7.704

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
22
SCORE
7.676

Schlumberger Business Consulting

Energy Experts Schlumberger Business Consulting is a management consulting firm that combines a global reach with strategic and operational...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
7.615

Kurt Salmon

Kurt Salmon is a management consulting firm that offers services in four broad industries: CIO advisory, global financial services, health care, and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
7.438

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

2015 Rank
18
25
SCORE
7.366

ZS Associates

ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing consulting. Founded in 1983 by Kellogg School of Management...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR