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 Formal Training

1
SCORE
9.800

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
3
2
SCORE
9.784

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
1
3
SCORE
9.741

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
2
4
SCORE
9.662

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
4
5
SCORE
9.585

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
5
6
SCORE
9.360

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
6
7
SCORE
9.256

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
9
8
SCORE
9.222

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
7
9
SCORE
9.134

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
8
10
SCORE
8.845

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
19
11
SCORE
8.692

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

2017 Rank
13
12
SCORE
8.627

Simon-Kucher & Partners

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global consulting firm specializing in strategy, marketing, pricing and sales. Founded in 1985, the firm focuses on...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
17
13
SCORE
8.612

Eagle Hill Consulting

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
14
SCORE
8.528

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

2017 Rank
15
15
SCORE
8.509

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

2017 Rank
11
16
SCORE
8.500

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

2017 Rank
21
17
SCORE
8.466

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
NR
18
SCORE
8.433

Edgeworth Economics

Economic consultancy Edgeworth Economics was founded in 2009 as a start-up that reimagined and innovated decades-old industry standards. Edgeworth...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
18
19
SCORE
8.389

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
16
20
SCORE
8.314

Protiviti Inc.

Protiviti is a global consulting firm whose name is a combination of words, including "professionalism," "proactivity," "independence" and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
21
SCORE
8.294

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

2017 Rank
14
22
SCORE
8.222

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
23
SCORE
8.150

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
24
SCORE
8.144

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

2017 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
8.125

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
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