VAULT.COM UNVEILS 2011 TECH CONSULTING FIRM QUALITY OF LIFE RANKINGS
SMARTRONIX DOMINATES RANKINGS TAKING TOP SPOT IN 12 CATEGORIES
New York, NY, (November 3, 2010) Vault.com, the source of ratings, rankings and insight for students and professionals, has released its Technology Consulting Quality of Life Rankings for 2011, examining how consulting firms rank in 18 areas ranging from Satisfaction to Overall Business Outlook.
In order to determine the Vault Technology Consulting Quality of Life Rankings, consultants were asked to rate their own firms in a variety of categories on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. A firm’s score in each category is simply the average of consultants’ ratings of their firms in that category. Vault’s rankings indicate the top firms in each area, offering associates a tool to aid in their career search.
“While a prestigious company name on your resume can set you apart from the pack, it’s the employer culture that often matters the most when it comes to choosing a new employer. That's why these quality of life rankings play an important role in job search,” said Vault.com managing editor Brian Dalton. “Job seekers have heard of companies like McKinsey and Booz Allen, but the Quality of Life Rankings provide a company like Smartronix with an opportunity to shine.”
Top Ranked Firms in each Quality of Life Category and Quotes from Consultants:
Overall satisfaction: Smartronix (“Smartronix has always gone above and beyond to take care of me and my family. I have been provided with many opportunities and I feel that there are many more that I could take advantage of, if I desired to do something else.”)
Firm culture: Smartronix (“Smartronix' culture is much like being in a large family. They are constantly striving to ensure all employees feel they are a part of the company.”)
Hours in the office: Smartronix (“I have complete flexibility with my schedule which is of significant importance to me as a working mother of two children.”)
Work/life balance: Smartronix (“I have the ability to work either at home or at the office if I need to. I can take leave and time off as needed.”)
Travel: Alliance Global Services
Relationships with supervisors: Smartronix ("Supervisors--continuously available--always, supportive (open door is an open door).")
Interaction with clients: Smartronix (“My clients are the other employees in the company and most are great to work with.”)
Training: Booz Allen Hamilton (“Booz Allen offers many training opportunities and the classes are first rate.”)
Promotion policies: Smartronix (“Our company has an extremely high retention rate and there is very high opportunity for upward mobility.”)
Compensation: Smartronix (“I am more than fairly compensated. With 401k matching funds and bonuses on top of my salary...it’s great.”)
Diversity (Respect to Women): Smartronix (“Recently promoted 2 female VP's. That’s a huge statement.”
Diversity (Respect to Minorities): Booz Allen Hamilton (“As an African American female, I really appreciated the fact that Booz Allen appears to have a strong African American networking community..”)
Diversity (With Respect to GLBT): Smartronix (“I am comfortable saying that ALL candidates are evaluated on merit and skill and sex, race and sexual preference is NOT looked at all.”)
Overall Diversity: Smartronix (“There are zero barriers to anyone who wants to grow and succeed working for Smartronix...irrespective of who they are.”)
Selectivity: Computer Sciences Corporation (“It varies by the division. Typically three interviews and at least one face to face.”)
Green initiatives: Computer Sciences Corporation
Firm leadership: Smartronix (“I have the utmost confidence in the Smartronix leadership. They are open and approachable. I feel like they have my best interests in mind.”)
Overall business outlook: Deloitte (“Never, ever, been busier.”)
The Vault Technology Consulting Quality of Life Rankings continues Vault’s Technology Consulting 25 Rankings rollout that began on October 12, 2010. The rankings provide a comprehensive roadmap of who's who in the technology consulting industry and a detailed perspective on the criteria considered by candidates when evaluating consulting firms.
Vault.com is the source of employer and university rankings, ratings and insight for highly credentialed, in-demand candidates. Vault.com is organized by profession, industry, company and schools. Vault profiles, rankings and assessment tools deliver the insider perspective and career research candidates need to successfully match themselves to the best available job, employer and career opportunity. The Vault.com website features profiles on more than 4,500 employers, 4,000 universities and hundreds of industries and professions including the law, finance, accounting and consulting sectors. Founded in 1996, Vault.com is the only career resource of its kind and attracts more than 1000 employer and recruiter advertisers, more than 1200 school and institutional subscribers and millions of individual visitors and members.
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