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Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area
Consultants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.
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2021 Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area
#1
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.
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Accenture
#2
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.
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IBM Global Business Services
#3
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.
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McKinsey & 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.
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Deloitte Consulting LLP
#5
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.
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Boston Consulting Group
#6
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.
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Bain & Company
#7
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.
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Gartner
#8
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.
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Ernst & Young (Consulting Practice) NA
#9
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).
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#10
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.
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Analysis Group
#11
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.
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#12
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.
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Capgemini
#13
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.
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#14
IQVIA (formerly IMS Consulting Group)
IQVIA is a management consulting firm in the field of global biotech and pharmaceutical. They bring data assets, advanced analytics, technologies, and domain expertise to clients in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. They are also a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, focused primarily on Phase I-IV clinical trials
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#15
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.
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KPMG LLP (Advisory)
#15
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.
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Tata Consultancy Services
#17
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.
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Infosys Consulting
#18
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 in roundups and surveys of best places to work.
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Slalom Consulting
#19
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.
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General Dynamics Information Technology
#20
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.
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BAE Systems North America