Best Consulting Firms to Work For
When it comes to choosing an employer, there is no question that
prestige is important. However, our survey data indicates time and
again that many other factors come into play when weighing a
choice-and even more that affect employee satisfaction in the
months and years after the decision has been made.
Did you know that for 43% of consulting firm candidates, firm
culture was the most important factor in selecting an employer?
Other top factors include practice strength and work-life balance,
in addition to prestige and compensation.
But choosing an employer is only part of the equation-staying
there over a period of time is something else entirely. And while
elements like firm culture, compensation and work-life balance
remain important as part of that picture, other factors such as
satisfaction and the ability to make career progress also emerge as
critical differentiators of top employers.
In order to properly reflect a company's status as an employer
within the consulting industry, the Vault Consulting 50 is based on
the following weighted formula:
- 30 percent prestige
- 15 percent satisfaction
- 15 percent firm culture
- 15 percent compensation
- 10 percent work-life balance
- 10 percent overall business outlook
- 5 percent promotion policies
As ever, our survey is only open to consultants who are
currently employed at reputable firms in the industry. When rating
quality of life issues, consultants are only permitted to rate
their own firm. For prestige and practice area rankings, however,
consultants are only allowed to rate competitors, and NOT their own