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 Green Initiatives

1
SCORE
9.607

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
1
2
SCORE
9.391

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
2
3
SCORE
8.877

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
3
4
SCORE
8.756

Smartronix, Inc.

Founded in a one room basement office in 1995, Smartronix has grown into a worldwide provider of information technology and engineering solutions,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
17
5
SCORE
8.748

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
9
6
SCORE
8.601

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 70,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP is the largest private professional services provider in the United States. Its subsidiaries work in...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
4
7
SCORE
8.521

Clarkston Consulting

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
19
8
SCORE
8.471

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
18
9
SCORE
8.423

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
7
10
SCORE
8.417

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
11
SCORE
8.281

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
12
12
SCORE
8.265

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
14
13
SCORE
8.257

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
8
14
SCORE
8.147

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
6
15
SCORE
8.125

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
5
16
SCORE
8.103

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
16
17
SCORE
8.049

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

2015 Rank
NR
18
SCORE
7.928

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
15
19
SCORE
7.891

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
23
20
SCORE
7.776

Novantas, Inc.

Across industries, the early adopters of technology and digitization win. From retail to banking to consulting, the firms that move first and fast are...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
21
SCORE
7.750

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
22
SCORE
7.743

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

2015 Rank
24
23
SCORE
7.717

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
10
24
SCORE
7.679

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
20
25
SCORE
7.651

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

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