Best consulting firms to work for in the world

In consulting, firms are more dependent on the quality of their talent than anything else. Recruiting the brightest talent and keeping them within the firm is therefore instrumental for the success of any consulting firm, but which firms provide the best workplace? Meet the top consulting firms to work for in the world.

The definition of a top workplace is hugely diverse, and to capture the wide variety of key employment factors that determines how satisfied staff are with their employer, it is important to look at several aspects including the level of challenge offered by projects, the impact firms make in industry, the type of clients consulting firms work with, international opportunities, compensation & benefits and quality of leadership. 

Other important factors that distinguish the best consulting workplaces from the rest are factors such as diversity & inclusion, firm culture, professional development opportunities, promotion policies and performance management, opportunities for career growth, work/life balance, as well as the extent to which a consultancy makes a positive social impact in society. 

The market is home to dozens of surveys and assessments that evaluate how consultancies fare on these workplace factors. Consultancy.org keeps track of these assessments internationally and domestically, and based on our unique database, here are the best consulting employers in the world.

An overview of the top employers in consulting:

1
Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
2
EY
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We...
3
KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
4
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
5
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors i...
6
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
7
PA Consulting Group
PA Consulting Group is an internationally leading management consultancy with a large variety of services in areas such as Strategy, Digital Business Design, Agile, Business Intelligence & Analytics ...
8
Elixirr
The Challenger Consultancy Elixirr is a different type of consultancy. They help their clients change the game in their industries, and are changing the game in their own. You can’t out-innovate the ...
9
Mazars
Mazars specializes in accountancy, tax advice and consultancy. Based on knowledge in these fields, we work for (international) companies, organizations in the public sector, SME entrepreneurs and wea...
10
First Consulting
First Consulting is a rapidly growing, no-nonsense consultancy organisation with a passion for operational processes. We were founded in the Netherlands in 2006, and expanded to the UK in 2017. Our g...
11
Capco
Capco is a global management consultancy with a focus in financial services including banking and payments, capital markets, and wealth and asset management, plus a dedicated energy division. We comb...
12
Projective
In 2006, Projective's founders, Stefan Dierckx and Filip Bosschaert, felt there was a gap in the financial services project management landscape. There have always been a host of traditional consulta...
13
Synergy Group
Founded in 1999, Synergy has grown to become one of Canberra’s leading professional services firms. We are government specialists delivering a truly collaborative approach to navigate important chall...
14
BearingPoint
BearingPoint is an independent Management and Technology Consultancy firm led by and owned by its partners. BearingPoint has more than 3,900 consultants and 30 offices in 22 countries and serves nati...
15
Korn Ferry
We are a global consulting firm in over 50 countries with more that 7.500 people. We help organizations get their strategy, structure, and talent aligned. What does that mean?  We help companies desi...
16
Nous Group
Nous Group is an international management consultancy operating in 11 locations across the UK, Australia and Canada. We offer a broad consulting capability that allows us to solve our clients’ most c...
17
B2E Consulting
B2E is an innovative consulting company, created in 2004, with a flawless record of delivering projects with and for our clients.    B2E Consulting is different because we have developed a “gig econo...
18
Enigma Consulting
Your ambition, realized together! That is what we stand for. Enigma consulting has grown into a progressive knowledge center in the field of  Payments . In recent years, our service package has been ...
19
Magnus
Since it was founded in 1990, Magnus has grown into an advisory organization and IT service provider with four specialisms. By choosing color, we emphasize our faith in a partnership as specialists. ...
20
Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent  key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenshi...
21
OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
22
Pollen Consulting Group
Creating great things from small humble beginnings defines the ethos of Pollen Consulting Group. We are fast becoming the go to people for value chain transformations, bottom-line performance and fos...
23
Sionic
Sionic is a global consulting firm. Our focus is on change and we specialise in a unique blend of business and people performance. We are agile, independent and hold a straightforward philosophy – th...
24
Venturetec
Venturetec is a globally experienced strategy and innovation consulting firm.  Our team of strategists, designers, innovators and technologists work globally with large organisations to rapidly and e...
25
Zanders
We are an independent firm with a track record of innovation and success across the total spectrum of treasury, risk and finance. Our Business Values are the ingrained principles of the company and o...
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