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 22 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
    Compensation
    Diversity
    Exit Opportunities
    Firm Culture
    Firm Leadership
    Formal Training
    Hours in the Office
    Informal Training
    Innovation
    Interaction with Clients
    Internal Mobility
    International Opportunities
    Overall Business Outlook
    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.

  • Ranking History

2018 Best Consulting Firms for Compensation

1
SCORE
9.654

Putnam Associates

Over the last 29 years Putnam Associates has grown into a premier strategy consulting firm serving biopharmaceutical, biotechnology (cell, gene and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.556

Ignyte Group

Founded in 2014, Ignyte Group is a management and digital experience consultancy located in the heart of Washington, DC - named among the city's best...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
9.494

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

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
9.391

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

2017 Rank
2
5
SCORE
9.390

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

2017 Rank
7
6
SCORE
9.326

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

2017 Rank
8
7
SCORE
9.242

ClearView Healthcare Partners

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
8
SCORE
9.089

The Brattle Group

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
9
SCORE
9.083

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

2017 Rank
12
10
SCORE
8.950

Cornerstone Research

In the increasingly complicated world of commercial litigation, attorneys often need help sifting through complex economic or financial issues....

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
11
SCORE
8.945

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a global consulting firm that serves nonprofit organizations, NGOs and philanthropy by collaborating with mission driven leaders...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
8.537

Clarkston Consulting

Clarkston Consulting is a business and IT consultancy serving the consumer products & retail and life sciences markets. Besides its headquarters in...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
13
SCORE
8.514

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

2017 Rank
20
14
SCORE
8.510

Alvarez & Marsal

Innovative by nature, Alvarez & Marsal has the expertise to work with established players, start-ups and everything in between.  A&M is a...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
23
15
SCORE
8.508

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

2017 Rank
16
16
SCORE
8.471

Roland Berger

From its humble beginning as a small, one-man consulting firm, Roland Berger has grown into an international giant. Ranked among the top-10 in global...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
17
SCORE
8.423

DayBlink Consulting

Founded in 2013, DayBlink Consulting is a boutique management consulting firm that has achieved incredible growth and established a strong reputation for...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
18
SCORE
8.400

Trinity Partners, LLC

Trinity Partners is one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the healthcare industry, but with just four offices and over 160 employees, it has...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
15
19
SCORE
8.358

Excella Consulting

Excella Consulting is an IT consulting firm in Arlington, Virginia. Since 2002, Excella has helped DC organizations use technology to deliver...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
8.356

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

2017 Rank
24
21
SCORE
8.341

Keystone Strategy

Keystone is a unique strategy and economics consulting firm that partners with Fortune 500 companies on leading-edge business challenges in science,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
8.319

Innosight

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
21
23
SCORE
8.301

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

2017 Rank
13
24
SCORE
8.290

Pace Harmon

Pace Harmon is an IT and business transformation and outsourcing advisory services firm providing guidance on enterprise optimization, complex...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
8.282

The Chartis Group

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
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