VAULT ANNOUNCES TOP 25 MOST PRESTIGIOUS TECH CONSULTING FIRMS FOR 2011
MCKINSEY TAKES TOP SPOT FOR 3rd STRAIGHT YEAR; BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON, DELOITTE, IBM AND GARTNER ROUND OUT TOP 5
New York, NY, (October 19, 2010) Vault.com, the source of ratings, rankings and insight for the consulting industry, has released its annual Top 25 Technology Consulting Prestige Rankings. For the third straight year, McKinsey & Company, regarded by consultants as “the crème de la crème,” has been ranked No. 1. The announcement comes on the heels of McKinsey being ranked No. 1 for the ninth straight year in the Vault Management and Strategy Prestige Rankings on August 31, 2010.
The Vault Technology Consulting Prestige Rankings provide a comprehensive roadmap of who's who in the tech consulting industry. From March through July, more than 1,500 consultants of all levels were asked to rate technology consulting firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige. (They were unable to rate their own employers, and were asked to rate only firms with which they were familiar).
The 2011 Top 10 Most Prestigious Technology Consulting Firms are:
1. McKinsey & Company
2. Booz Allen Hamilton
3. Deloitte Consulting LLC
4. IBM Global Services
5. Gartner, Inc.
6. Cisco Systems, Inc.
8. Oracle Consulting
9. Lockheed Martin Corporation
10. Northrop Grumman Corporation
“Whether it is Management and Strategy Consulting or Technology Consulting, McKinsey & Company simply cannot be beat in the prestige category,” said Brian Dalton, managing editor at Vault.com. “The firm has achieved an unmatched mystique and respondents have gone so far as to state that McKinsey is simply ‘the best consulting firm in the world.’”
Survey respondents call the consulting juggernaut “consulting gurus,” “very elite,” “the clear global leader,” and “the Harvard of consulting.” But prestige comes with a price and detractors are quick to criticize McKinsey for the work being “draining,” and those at the firm being “fratty, arrogant, know-it-alls,” and “elitist,” with a practice that is “expensive to the point of being overpriced.”
The Top 3 did not change over last year with Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte coming in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. The Top 10 did not see many drastic changes with all, but one firm remaining in the elite listing this year. Capgemini fell out of the Top 10, dropping two spots to No. 12. As for the rest of the Top 10, IBM Global Services jumped up two spots to No. 4 this year and Cisco jumped one spot to No. 6, with Gartner dropping one spot to No. 5, Accenture falling two places to No. 7 and Lockheed and Oracle flip-flopped their positions from last year’s rankings. Making their debut in the Top 10 is Northrop Grumman Corporation, moving one spot from No. 11 last year to No. 10 for 2011.
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