New York, NY, (September 8, 2010) Vault.com, the source of ratings, rankings and insight for the consulting industry, has released its Consulting Firm Practice Area Rankings for 2011, revealing how consulting firms rank in 7 practice areas ranging from Economic Consulting to Human Resources Consulting.
In order to determine the Consulting Practice Area Rankings, consultants were asked to vote for up to three firms they consider the best in each category. (Consultants were not allowed to vote for their own firms.) These rankings measure perceived prestige in each practice area (as determined by consulting professionals) and not revenue, size or lifestyle. Vault’s rankings indicate the top firms in each area, as well the total percentage of consultants who voted for that firm, offering associates a tool to aid in their career search.
“Vault’s Practice Area Rankings enable aspiring consultants to make informed decisions that will help them land a job at a top firm that matches their professional interests,” said Vault.com Managing Editor Brian Dalton. “Finding a firm that offers top notch business expertise will help consultants grow as they continue on their professional path to success.”
Top Ranked Firms in Each Categories and Sample Quotes “Buzz” From Associates at Peer Firms:
Business Advisory: McKinsey ("The gold standard, but they invented the industry")
Economic Consulting: NERA Economic Consulting ("Super niche")
Energy Consulting: McKinsey ("Type-A, Type-A, Type-A")
Financial Consulting: McKinsey ("Develops their people")
Human Resources Consulting: Mercer LLC ("Well-branded")
Operations Consulting: A.T. Kearney ("Old school")
Pharmaceutical & Health Care Consulting: McKinsey ("Lots of big thinking, not a lot of doing")
The Vault Consulting Practice Area Rankings have been released as part Vault’s Consulting 50 Rankings roll-out that began on August 24, 2010. The rankings provide a comprehensive road map of who's who in the consulting industry and a detailed perspective on the criteria considered by candidates when evaluating consulting firms.
View the Complete Consulting Practice Area Rankings (Use Drop Down Menu to Select Practice Area).
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