I am delighted to announce the release of the 2018 Vault Consulting rankings.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 consulting firms to work for in North America in 2018:
To view the full Vault Consulting 50, click here.
Based on almost 9,000 survey responses from verified, practicing consultants at more than 60 firms in North America, this year's rankings see a number of interesting changes and trends emerge:
The Vault Consulting 50 ranking takes into account a firm's reputation in the industry as well as employees' satisfaction with key factors influencing their work life, such as culture, compensation and promotion policies. Vault's survey also polled consultants on the strongest firms in more than a dozen different practice areas.
In the coming days, I'll be featuring some of the other rankings we released today--but if you want to check them out right now, you can find them at the following links:
Finally, I'd like to end this post by thanking everyone involved in the creation of these rankings, from Vault's survey, client outreach and editorial teams to the firms we feature for giving us unprecedented access to their employees. I'd also like to thank everyone who participated in the survey--without the responses we gather from consultants, none of these rankings, or the thousands of written reviews we feature about these firms, would be possible.
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