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 Philanthropy

1
SCORE
9.921

Jabian Consulting

As a local consultancy with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte, Jabian employees enjoy local brand recognition, zero travel time, and the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.654

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
3
SCORE
9.648

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
2
4
SCORE
9.552

The Chartis Group

Founded in 2001 with the mission to materially improve the delivery of healthcare in the world, The Chartis Group is the largest national advisory...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
4
5
SCORE
9.407

Triage Consulting Group

San Francisco-based Triage Consulting Group works with hospitals to uncover lost cash and enhance revenue through a variety of services. Founded in 1994...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
5
6
SCORE
9.391

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
6
7
SCORE
9.376

Point B

The consulting industry has a reputation for long hours, extensive travel and high employee burnout. Point B is doing its best to change that...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
7
8
SCORE
9.263

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
11
9
SCORE
9.224

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
10
10
SCORE
9.172

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
9
11
SCORE
9.093

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
12
SCORE
9.028

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
13
SCORE
9.000

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
13
SCORE
9.000

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
NR
14
SCORE
8.969

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
8
15
SCORE
8.909

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
13
16
SCORE
8.902

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
18
17
SCORE
8.864

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
18
SCORE
8.758

Advocate

Billing itself as "not your typical IT consulting firm," Advocate offers IT transformation and optimization services to clients in industries ranging...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
8.756

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
12
20
SCORE
8.709

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
NR
21
SCORE
8.708

Putnam Associates

For over 25 years, Putnam Associates has developed its niche as a premier strategy consulting firm serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
8.629

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
14
23
SCORE
8.615

Health Advances, LLC

The professionals at Health Advances consult about one thing and one thing only: health care. Established in 1992, the firm's core belief is that...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
20
24
SCORE
8.588

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
25
SCORE
8.556

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