So where can you reap all the benefits of a top consulting career? Which are the best consulting firms to work for?
Each year, careers platform, Vault (Firsthand), surveys thousands of consultants working for reputable firms in the industry. With their insights, Vault compiles a list of the best consulting firms to work for.
The list is broken down into various factors. According to Vault, over 40% of those aspiring to launch a high-flying career in consulting named work place culture as the most important factor in an employer. Therefore, this is considered second, with firm prestige the primary criteria. The ranking also takes into consideration employee satisfaction, compensation, work-life balance, and level of challenge.
Here are Vault's top 25 consulting firms to work for in 2023.
Best Consulting Firms To Work For: Vault Ranking
25. OC&C Strategy Consultants
This global consulting firm knows a thing or two about management of corporations—whether multinational or national. The London-based firm has offices in global locations such as New York, Paris, and Hong Kong, and offers expertise in private equity across investment and acquisition strategy.
The firm’s strategic expertise is gradually becoming more recognized across the Atlantic, with its New York location continuing to hire at a speedy pace—an indication of growth in the US market.
OC&C ranks as the sixth best consulting firm for international opportunities and seventh best consulting firm for benefits, according to Vault.
In the survey, insiders at the firm compared the firm’s culture to that of a boutique trying to grow in the market. “We have the structure and capabilities of a larger organization while providing ample opportunities for junior staff to have their thoughts heard by the most senior members of the client team, as in a start-up.”
24. The Brattle Group
If you’re looking for advice on complex economic, regulatory, and financial queries then look no further than The Brattle Group. The Boston-based firm works with a range of clients including finance, healthcare, media, and sports and its advice is tailor-made for each sector.
The company is known for its ability to nurture talent, offering mentoring and support for career learners. The firm ranks 18th in the 2023 Vault Rankings for Best Consulting Firms for Formal Training.
One survey respondent from The Brattle Group told Vault: “A job that will challenge you with high intensity moments but will reward you with opportunities for personal, professional, and relational growth.”
23. Arthur D. Little
This firm is something of a household name in the consulting sphere. With headquarters in Boston, Arthur D. Little has firmly made its mark in the US market. There is still much more room for the organization to grow, however, and its emphasis on innovation, strategy, and transformation is helping this well-established firm continue to go from strength to strength.
Employees at the firm told Vault that this is a company that isn’t just interested in innovation in the services it offers but upper management also look for talent who bolster Arthur D. Little’s innovative vision.
22. ClearView Healthcare Partners
Just like its moniker, this firm has a crystal-clear vision about what it wants to be known as: a robust consulting firm that provides expert advice within the life sciences field.
The boutique firm ranks fifth among Vault’s Best Consulting Firms for Health Sciences Consulting and ranks among the top ten for Best Consulting Firms for Formal Training.
Consultants at ClearView can artfully bridge the gap between medical and scientific knowledge and business issues, advising clients on specialist areas such as diagnostics, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.
21. Back Bay Life Science Advisors
Joining the crop of consulting firms with headquarters in Boston is Back Bay Life Science Advisors: a boutique with expertise in life science strategy, investment banking, pharma,...
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