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In 2021, the big three consulting firms—McKinsey & Company, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company—have nabbed the top three spots in the Vault Consulting 50 ranking.
In pole position is Bain & Company, having beaten out 2020’s number one, McKinsey. BCG remains in second place, the same spot it occupied in 2020, while McKinsey comes third.
Here’s a breakdown of the best consulting firms to work for in 2021:
The Big Three Dominate
In 2021, Bain gained the number one spot thanks to its high ratings in selectivity, learning opportunities, and mentorship.
“The firm just cares—about our clients, teams and communities,” said one anonymous employee. Another said they were excited by the challenging problems they solved as a Bain consultant. The firm also ranked highly for its prestige, leadership, and compensation.
Hot on its heels, BCG was the best consulting firm when it came to salary and benefits, and ranked in third for culture,...
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