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Most Prestigious Consulting Firms
Consultants across North America rank the companies they consider to be the most prestigious in their industry.
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#1
McKinsey & Company
What can we say about McKinsey that hasn’t been said about the reigning titan of the industry? Widely considered the first and last word in consulting, this global juggernaut lives the mantra, “Different Worlds, One McKinsey,” through agile and impactful delivery of solutions across a mind-boggling diversity of practices and clients—all centered on the singular standards that earned the firm its international renown.
SCORE 8.982
2020 Ranking #1
McKinsey & Company
#2
Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group is the second largest consulting firm by revenue and consistently ranks high in our top consulting firms. The firm’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise to organizations, helping them to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact. Purpose-driven, the firm strives to drive lasting impact for its employees, clients, and society. "You will be challenged... and rewarded," say insiders.
SCORE 8.768
2020 Ranking #2
Boston Consulting Group
#3
Bain & Company
The “heart” of the Big Three, Bain & Company is known as much for its ambition and future-defining innovations as it is for its culture. “A Bainie never lets another Bainie fail,” as the saying goes, because of the rich and deeply compassionate culture that puts its people first and empowers them to deliver consistently outstanding work on a global scale.
SCORE 8.630
2020 Ranking #3
Bain & Company
#4
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Deloitte is a global provider of audit, tax, financial services and consulting. The firm is one of the Big Four accounting organizations. Services include corporate strategy, marketing and sales strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation; manufacturing operations including supply chain; sector-specific service operations; infrastructure operations including outsourcing advisory and shared services; and financial management.
SCORE 7.275
2020 Ranking #4
Deloitte Consulting LLP
#5
PwC Advisory/Strategy&
When your parent is PwC, you’ve got the infrastructure and the resources to build a one-of-a-kind, at-scale strategy business that broadens its capabilities beyond pure strategy work. By harnessing the power of the PwC network, Strategy& delivers visionary yet pragmatic solutions actionable enough to be effectively implemented by the 100,000+ organizations it serves (including 84% of the Fortune Global 500).
SCORE 6.856
2020 Ranking #5
PwC Advisory/Strategy&
#6
EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice
Ernst & Young is one of the global Big Four accounting firms. They are best known for providing audit, tax, business risk, technology and security risk services, and human capital services. Through four service lines—assurance, consultancy, strategy, and transactions—they help transform businesses.
SCORE 6.675
2020 Ranking #7
EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice
#7
Accenture
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders. The company fosters a “culture of cultures,” where its people experience a sense of belonging and can be their best professionally and personally. Creating this inclusive workplace means ensuring people feel comfortable engaging in honest, open dialogue about difficult topics—such as bias and inclusion—without judgment or career limitation.
SCORE 6.620
2020 Ranking #8
Accenture
#8
Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton offers services in consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber, and with industries ranging from defense to health to energy to international development. They are a strategic partner for agencies in numerous sectors of the U.S. Government—from health and energy to defense. The firm plays an integral role in the management of these agencies and, by extension, the defense of our nation.
SCORE 6.537
2020 Ranking #6
Booz Allen Hamilton
#9
Oliver Wyman
Consistently recognized throughout the industry as a “Best Place to Work”, Oliver Wyman promises an “environment where exceptional people can thrive.” A large consultancy whose reach spans five continents, Oliver Wyman strives to provide its people with an entrepreneurial, non-hierarchical culture where talent people work alongside one another on complex, high-visibility client engagements. Go-getters who enjoy early responsibility and a fast-paced, driven environment will do well here.
SCORE 6.208
2020 Ranking #10
Oliver Wyman
#10
EY-Parthenon
EY Parthenon—the strategy consulting arm of the prestigious EY (Ernst & Young, to drop a name that industry outsiders will immediately spark to)—is one of the largest global strategy consultancies, with more than 700 offices worldwide. By harnessing the infrastructure of its parent organization and its international network of talented professionals, EY Parthenon offers a near-unparalleled learning experience for jobseekers looking to deepen their expertise while expanding their skillsets.
SCORE 6.142
2020 Ranking #12
EY-Parthenon
#11
KPMG LLP (Advisory)
KPMG is a multinational professional services network and one of the Big Four accounting firms. Organized as a network of firms that each bring services to clients, KPMG spans strategy and operations, analytics, business integration, business intelligence, business process management, change management, growth enablement, integrated business planning, organizational design, outsourcing, shared services, talent management, technology enablement, and transformation. On the risk management side, they offer advisory services in financial risk management, forensic, internal audit, risk and compliance, and IT. Mainly, however, they are known for and specialize in auditing, internal audit, accounting, forensic accounting, compliance, corporate recovery, assurance, tax, risk management, and financial advisory services.
SCORE 6.100
2020 Ranking #9
KPMG LLP (Advisory)
#12
IBM Global Business Services
IBM consultants help clients integrate strategy, process, technology and information to increase effectiveness, reduce costs and improve profit and shareholder value. IBM's services and consulting runs the gamut, from AI and automation to big data to networking and cloud services, and more. They've invested heavily in AI. IBM's portfolio of business-ready tools, applications and solutions are designed to reduce the costs and hurdles of AI adoption while optimizing outcomes and responsible use of AI.
SCORE 5.947
2020 Ranking #11
IBM Global Business Services
#13
Lockheed Martin Corporation (IT Consulting)
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that designs and manufactures advanced technology systems and products, and also offers management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistics, and information services. They are mainly focused on domestic and foreign defense and civil markets — with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal government agencies accounting for the majority of its business. The company's activities are organized around four principal areas: aeronautics, electronic systems, information systems and global services (IS&GS), and space systems.
SCORE 5.605
2020 Ranking #16
Lockheed Martin Corporation (IT Consulting)
#14
L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global managing consultancy with clients ranging from small startups to major private equity firms. Although the firm’s roots are firmly planted in British soil, L.E.K. Consulting’s reach spans almost every major market around the globe. That—coupled with deep industry expertise across a breadth of clients and capabilities—creates a wealth of “big firm” opportunities at a relatively midsize firm.
SCORE 5.476
2020 Ranking #15
L.E.K. Consulting
#15
Gartner
Gartner is one of the most trusted and prestigious research and advisory firms in the world. Gartner’s research doesn’t just analyze trends in the industry—it sets those trends—and Gartner employees believe that the world’s most comprehensive collection of technology, data, and tools is what drives their learning and development as professionals. Thriving on the frontlines of innovation, Gartner is a place for the tech savvy and the business oriented.
SCORE 5.408
2020 Ranking #17
Gartner
#16
Kearney
Kearney is a global management consulting firm that has long specialized in sourcing, procurement, and operations. The firm works with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations. Their services include analytics, digital transformation and innovation, new market growth, procurement, IT, and sustainability.
SCORE 5.115
2020 Ranking #13
Kearney
#17
Northrop Grumman Corporation (IT Consulting)
Northrop Grumman is an aerospace and defense technology company — and also the world’s largest shipbuilder. The company is involved in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of defense systems across all environments, including underwater, on the ground, in the air, in outer space, and online. Most of the firm’s business is with the U.S. federal government, especially the Department of Defense, but it also contracts with state and local governments, foreign governments, and domestic and international commercial clients.
SCORE 5.014
2020 Ranking #23
Northrop Grumman Corporation (IT Consulting)
#18
Grant Thornton LLP (Consulting Practice)
Grant Thornton is one of the world's largest professional services networks. Offering independent audit and insurance, tax, and advisory capabilities, the firm helps businesses grow, operate more effectively, manage risk and regulation, and realize stakeholder value. The consulting unit includes a forensics, investigations, and litigations branch that researches economic foul play and advises corporations involved with criminal abuse lawsuits on how to protect their reputation and avoid costly business interruptions.
SCORE 4.959
2020 Ranking #18
Grant Thornton LLP (Consulting Practice)
#19
Capgemini
Capgemini SE is a multinational consulting company that provides consulting, technology, professional, and outsourcing services. The firm helps companies transform and manage their business through technology—from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms.
SCORE 4.898
2020 Ranking #19
Capgemini
#20
Mercer LLC
Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm. A subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, it is a global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy, and people. The firm has been ranked #1 HR Consulting by Vault for several years running and is arguably the top global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments.
SCORE 4.815
2020 Ranking #20
Mercer LLC
#21
GE Healthcare Partners
GE Healthcare Systems is well known as a provider of global medical technology, diagnostics, and digital solutions. The company has been bringing its combination of technology and advisory services to healthcare workers, patients, and communities for more than 100 years. Their intelligent devices, data analytics, applications, and services, are helping clinicians and professionals on the frontlines deliver care more efficiently and with better outcomes.
SCORE 4.774
2020 Ranking #22
GE Healthcare Partners
#22
SAP Services (IT Consulting)
SAP is the world's third-largest independent software manufacturer, based on market capitalization—a stat that makes the firm a world leader in enterprise applications. SAP solutions help customers automate routine tasks, create tighter connections with customers, automate supply chain issues, and accomplish more with less. SAP Services division helps business customers get the most out of SAP software and technologies.
SCORE 4.594
2020 Ranking #24
SAP Services (IT Consulting)
#23
AlixPartners, LLP
With offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, AlixPartners is an international advisory firm that built its reputation through its work in corporate turnaround and restructuring. The firm is often associated with reversing the fortunes of companies in high-impact situations. The ideal hire is someone with around a decade of industry experience, who will be able to hit the ground running and immediately begin impacting a client's business.
SCORE 4.548
2020 Ranking #34
AlixPartners, LLP
#24
Alvarez & Marsal
Don’t be fooled by Alvarez & Marsal’s deep and well-established reputation for operations and restructuring consulting. In the decades since the firm began, A&M has diversified its expertise across various industries and services. If anything, that heritage of operational work has influenced the firm’s tactical, action-oriented approach to consulting—perfect for jobseekers interested in rolling up their sleeves and digging into a range of complex business issues.
SCORE 4.477
2020 Ranking #32
Alvarez & Marsal
#25
FTI Consulting, Inc.
FTI Consulting one of the largest global financial consulting companies. They primarily help organizations manage and mitigate financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational, and transactional risks. The firm has been an advisor in some of the most headline-grabbing moments in history, including the Bernie Madoff investigation, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the Bush vs. Gore dispute, the Major League Baseball Steroid case, and many more.
SCORE 4.345
2020 Ranking #29
FTI Consulting, Inc.
#26
Huron
Huron is a global professional services firm. They serve clients in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences, and commercial sectors, as these organizations face significant transformational change and regulatory or economic pressures in dynamic market environments. They help healthcare organizations leverage data and technology to optimize existing business operations, improve clinical outcomes, and create a more consumer-centric healthcare experience.
SCORE 4.287
2020 Ranking #26
Huron
#27
Gallup Consulting
Known for its opinion polls, Gallup brings analytics to its management advisory services. Gallup uses its research into human nature to determine how human behavior and relationships drive organizations. This work informs company growth by helping them develope engaged customers and build engaged workforces of talented employees.
SCORE 4.286
2020 Ranking #28
Gallup Consulting
#28
Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. They work with clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. The firm offers five core solutions (organizational strategy, assessment and succession, talent acquisition, leadership development, and rewards and benefits) that help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive performance.
SCORE 4.250
2020 Ranking #39
Korn Ferry
#29
Charles River Associates
Charles River Associates is a global consulting firm specializing in management consulting and economic litigation services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Clients include national and international companies; federal, state, and local government agencies and foreign governments; public and private utilities; and trade associations across multiple industries.
SCORE 4.226
2020 Ranking #27
Charles River Associates
#30
ZS
ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results while helping to solve complex global challenges in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. The firm leverages its industry expertise, leading-edge analytics and technology and strategy to create solutions that work in the real world.
SCORE 4.193
2020 Ranking #30
ZS
#31
Raytheon Professional Services
Part of Raytheon Technologies, Raytheon Professional Services provides learning solutions for commercial, government, and military clients across 15 industries. For example, the U.S. Army requires a single environment that will allow soldiers­­ to train together from anywhere in the world. In their own words, Raytheon "blends new and emerging technologies—augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and big data—to connect soldiers and allow them to train like never before."
SCORE 4.148
2020 Ranking #41
Raytheon Professional Services
#32
Aon Hewitt
Aon is global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing. With a worldwide distribution network, vast base of intellectual capital, and leading technology Aon draws on the best thinking from around the world, then delivers solutions with local expertise.
SCORE 4.125
2020 Ranking #37
Aon Hewitt
#33
Slalom Consulting
Slalom Consulting is a global management consultancy focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. The firm has specialists across industries, but also share ideas, methodologies and knowledge across all our industry teams. In their own words, by "drawing from our collective expertise in everything from retail to life sciences, we offer a wide-angle view on unconventional solutions — because the best approach is rarely the most familiar." Insiders say the company places a strong emphasis on work-life balance; it is regularly included ing roundups and surveys of best places to work.
SCORE 4.095
2020 Ranking #36
Slalom Consulting
#34
Roland Berger
As the first consultancy native to Europe to expand internationally, Roland Berger’s identity is deeply entwined with the concept of global community. The firm operates on the idea that businesses must focus on the long play: sustainable economic, environmental, and social change on a global scale instead. Jobseekers who lead with heart and future-forward priorities should seek out a firm working actively to bring meaning to the consulting industry.
SCORE 4.071
2020 Ranking #31
Roland Berger
#35
NERA Economic Consulting
NERA provides economic advice, analysis, expert testimony, and regulatory insight for global clients in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The firm has been advising government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations for over half a century. The firm brings academic analysis and rigor, objectivity, and real-world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
SCORE 4.031
2020 Ranking #45
NERA Economic Consulting
#36
BearingPoint US
BearingPoint is an independent consulting firm with a deep history. The firm originated from the consulting services operations of KPMG. Today the company's business is focused on three synergetic business units: consulting, business services, and software solutions.
SCORE 4.004
2020 Ranking #38
BearingPoint US
#37
Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson is a leading HR and actuarial consulting firm that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. The firm designs and delivers solutions that help organizations manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Their unique perspective allows them to see the critical intersections between talent, assets, and ideas—the dynamic formula that drives business performance.
SCORE 4.001
2020 Ranking #35
Willis Towers Watson
#38
BAE Systems North America
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (BAE AI) is an international business and technology consulting firm owned by BAE Systems. The firm delivers information intelligence solutions to government and commercial clients. BAE AI develops solutions to strengthen national security and resilience. The firm also help its clients collect, exploit and manage data to deliver critical business services more effectively and economically.
SCORE 3.928
2020 Ranking #42
BAE Systems North America
#39
The Bridgespan Group
The Bridgespan Group is a global consulting firm that serves nonprofit organizations, NGOs, impact investing and philanthropic groups. The firm's services include consulting to nonprofits and philanthropists, leadership development support, and developing and sharing insights. Insiders at the Bridgespan Group say they enjoy the “rewarding work and high relative compensation for the non-profit sector.”
SCORE 3.926
2020 Ranking #33
The Bridgespan Group
#40
Cognizant
Cognizant is a global consulting firm, providing business consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services. The firm focuses on digital business, digital operations, and digital systems & technology. Key industries include banking, financial services and insurance, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing & logistics, retail & consumer goods, information, and media & entertainment.
SCORE 3.881
2020 Ranking #40
Cognizant
#41
Analysis Group
Known for its academic rigor and the exciting, challenging work, Analysis Group is a firm that offers consultants a high level of intellectual stimulation and fulfillment. The midsize firm has a culture geared towards mentorship and the high-touch, challenging client engagements that provide invaluable hands-on experience. Analysis Group offers an excellent environment to dive into the world of consulting and explore numerous opportunities for finding one’s consulting niche.
SCORE 3.687
2020 Ranking #48
Analysis Group
#42
The Advisory Board Company
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SCORE 3.673
2020 Ranking #44
The Advisory Board Company
#43
General Dynamics Information Technology
General Dynamics is a publicly traded aerospace and defense corporation and one of the largest defense contractors to the U.S. government. They provide IT systems engineering, professional services, and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. Products and services span business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.
SCORE 3.658
2020 Ranking #Not Ranked
General Dynamics Information Technology
#44
Infosys Consulting
Infosys Consulting is a multinational information technology company that provides business consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services to clients in 50 countries. The company serves clients across a wide range of industries, including telecom, retail, financial services, resources, automotive, tech, industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, insurance, and more. They specialize in digital transformation through global enterprise solutions, including AI.
SCORE 3.607
2020 Ranking #Not Ranked
Infosys Consulting
#45
Cornerstone Research
Cornerstone Research occupies a rare niche in the consulting world as a firm that specializes in economic and financial analysis for law firm clients. As a Cornerstone consultant, you may be called to provide expert testimony to commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. While much of the financial work mirrors what you’d find at traditional economic consultancies, it’s the intersection of the legal and consulting worlds that makes Cornerstone Research an exciting and enriching opportunity.
SCORE 3.580
2020 Ranking #46
Cornerstone Research
#46
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a global provider of IT services, business solutions, and outsourcing. Through its network delivery model, TCS offers services in e-business, application development and maintenance, architecture and technology consulting, engineering, security, infrastructure development and management services. Industries include communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals.
SCORE 3.524
2020 Ranking #49
Tata Consultancy Services
#47
The Brattle Group
The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. The firm serves numerous focus areas and industries, including energy, financial institutions, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, sports, telecom, and media. In addition, they offer expert testimony and are known for the credibility of their experts, which include leading international academics and industry specialists.
SCORE 3.466
2020 Ranking #47
The Brattle Group
#48
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global pricing, sales & marketing consultancy that specializes in TopLine Power®: a method of achieving transformational growth in clients’ revenue and profits. Growth is at the center of everything Simon-Kucher & Partners does. As a consulting partner, the firm harnesses its people’s specialized, state-of-the-art monetization skills to sustainably grow clients’ profitability. As an employer, Simon-Kucher & Partners invests heavily in growing its people’s skills and providing myriad development opportunities.
SCORE 3.465
2020 Ranking #Not Ranked
Simon-Kucher & Partners
#49
Putnam Associates
Putnam Associates is a global boutique that attracts individuals looking to make a difference in the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industries. Beyond the firm’s commitment and expertise to revolutionizing life sciences consulting is a determination to “bring out the best in each other.” Putnam’s commitment to development makes it a great choice for anybody looking to acquire practical knowledge of the industry by training alongside an enthusiastic team of likeminded professionals while delivering exceptional value to clients.
SCORE 3.462
2020 Ranking #Not Ranked
Putnam Associates
#50
Protiviti
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that was formed following a spin-off of Arthur Andersen and the firm brings that expertise in internal audit and business and technology risk consulting to their clients. Protiviti has since grown into a network of firms that is able to provide clients with consulting and managed solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, and governance, in addition to risk and internal audit.
SCORE 3.409
2020 Ranking #Not Ranked
Protiviti