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

2017 Most Selective Consulting Firms

1
SCORE
9.867

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

2016 Rank
2
2
SCORE
9.849

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

2016 Rank
1
3
SCORE
9.716

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

2016 Rank
5
4
SCORE
9.676

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

2016 Rank
3
5
SCORE
9.606

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

2016 Rank
4
6
SCORE
9.433

The Brattle Group

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
7
SCORE
9.409

Putnam Associates

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.281

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

2016 Rank
7
9
SCORE
9.234

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

2016 Rank
11
10
SCORE
9.231

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

2016 Rank
13
11
SCORE
9.161

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

2016 Rank
21
12
SCORE
9.098

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

2016 Rank
6
13
SCORE
9.000

Cornerstone Research

In traditional architecture, a cornerstone is a stone representing the nominal starting place in the construction of a monumental building. Cornerstone...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
13
SCORE
9.000

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

2016 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
8.949

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

2016 Rank
16
16
SCORE
8.944

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

2016 Rank
NR
17
SCORE
8.854

Innosight

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
18
SCORE
8.852

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

2016 Rank
18
19
SCORE
8.835

Analysis Group, Inc.

Boston-based Analysis Group provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, global...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
20
SCORE
8.814

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

2016 Rank
19
21
SCORE
8.799

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

2016 Rank
15
22
SCORE
8.788

The Cambridge Group

If the consultants at The Cambridge Group were your Economics 101 professor, you would not have learned supply and demand, but rather demand and supply....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
8.727

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

2016 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
8.716

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

2016 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
8.702

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

2016 Rank
NR

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