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2022 Best Consulting Firms for Energy Consulting
#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 of which makes it a training ground for the highest of high-flying careers.

37.87% of Votes

2021 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.

31.31% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#2

Boston Consulting Group
#3

Bain & Company

Arguably the most employee-focused of the Big 3 strategy players, Bain is a name that will open doors for the rest of your career. That’s if you’re interested in leaving, of course: the firm invests a lot of time and energy in training and development, with the goal of growing its future leaders from within. Couple that with a glittering client roster and top-of-the-market compensation, and it’s easy to make a case for staying at Bain for the long term.

25.65% of Votes

2021 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.

20.87% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#4

Deloitte Consulting LLP
#5

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.

18.29% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#5

Accenture
#6

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).

15.81% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#7

PwC Advisory/Strategy&
#7

Ernst & Young (Consulting Practice) NA

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.

14.41% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#6

Ernst & Young (Consulting Practice) NA
#8

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.

10.24% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#8

IBM Global Business Services
#9

ICF International, Inc.

ICF International is a global consulting and technology services company. The firm provides strategic planning, management, marketing, and analytics products and services to both government organizations and businesses. Consultants who work there are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists, and creatives.

7.65% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#13

ICF International, Inc.
#10

KPMG LLP (Advisory)

One of the most recognized names in global business, 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.

6.66% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#10

KPMG LLP (Advisory)
#11

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.

6.26% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#9

NERA Economic Consulting
#12

Charles River Associates

With a reputation as a blue-chip economic consulting firm, CRA offers top-tier client engagements and the opportunity to work on cases that regularly wind up in the headlines of the business press. The firm is the perfect choice for self-starters seeking a growth environment—personally and as a company—with exit opportunities galore.

6.06% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#12

Charles River Associates
#13

SunGard Consulting Services

SunGard Consulting Services provides independent business and technology consulting, primarily in the financial services, energy and media industries. The majority of the consulting arm's work is helping firms around the world identify the right technology strategy for their business, whether that involves navigating regulatory requirements, developing proprietary software or integrating off-the-shelf products. The parent firm is a global leader in software and processing solutions across financial services.

5.86% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#11

SunGard Consulting Services
#14

West Monroe

West Monroe is a national business and technology consulting firm that's "born in tech and built for business." The firm provides professional consulting services to businesses across industries, including consumer and industrial products, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, private equity, retail, software and technology. The firms expertise lies in the intersection of strategy, brand, technology and design. They help clients make strategy actionable — the most important factor in leading businesses to success.

5.57% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#14

West Monroe
#15

L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consultancy with clients ranging from small startups to major private equity firms. Headquartered in Boston, the firm’s reach spans four continents, touching 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”-like opportunities at a relatively midsize firm that can offer its employees a more personalized experience than some of its larger competitors.

5.07% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#16

L.E.K. Consulting
#16

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.

4.77% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#18

The Brattle Group
#17

ScottMadden Management Consultants

ScottMadden is a generalist boutique with deep expertise in the Energy and Corporate & Shared Services sector. The result is a combination of strategic focus and a diversified approach to consulting across a range of capabilities and services—perfect for jobseekers searching for the unique benefits of working at a smaller firm while still leveraging a wide array of skillsets and experiences. If the prospect of working ‘on the ground’ with your clients excites you, then ScottMadden might be a fit for you.

4.57% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#17

ScottMadden Management Consultants
#18

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.

4.47% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#14

Capgemini
#19

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. A solidly midsize firm with a strong international reputation, Kearney is poised to offer consultants the best of both worlds: the flexibility and opportunities for exposure of a boutique supported by the infrastructure of a much larger firm. The result is a great balance of collaboration of independence—the benefits of scale with the ability to individualize.

4.37% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#19

Kearney
#19

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.

4.37% of Votes

2021 Ranking

#20

Roland Berger