bar graph with magnifying glassVault.com recently released its annual Consulting 50 Rankings, which offers job seekers insight into firms that are: the best to work for; most prestigious, offer the best quality of life and have the strongest practice areas. The career management and job search resource site said the rankings suggest that “the consulting industry, as a whole, is experiencing a turnaround as the economy improves and more jobs become available.”

The rankings derive from the results of Vault’s annual Management and Strategy Consulting Survey where more than 7,500 consulting professionals of all levels assessed their peer consulting firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige. Respondents also rated their own firm’s quality of life in a series of “Best to Work For” categories, including firm culture, compensation and work-life balance.

So, what companies made the top 10?

The Top 10 Best Consulting Firms Based on Vault’s Annual Consulting Survey

1. McKinsey & Company

2. Bain & Company

3. The Boston Consulting Group

4. Booz & Company

5. PricewaterhouseCoopers

6. Oliver Wyman

7. Deloitte Consulting

8. The Parthenon Group

9. A.T. Kearney

10. Accenture

McKinsey & Company came in at No. 1 spot in a whopping 18 “Best to Work For” categories: Ability to Challenge, Benefits, Compensation, Firm Leadership, Informal Training, Innovation in the Industry, Interactions with Clients, Internal Mobility, International Opportunities, Overall Business Outlook, Promotion Policies, Relationships with Supervisors, Overall Satisfaction, and Selectivity.

Check out what a few employees from the top 10 firms had to say about their companies:

“McKinsey is a place where you will get much more than you give. It is a 24/7 learning environment. You are constantly exposed to an atmosphere where you can improve as a person and a professional.” McKinsey & Company employee

“I worked at another top consulting firm before joining Bain. I honestly have a hard time believing there is a better place than Bain in the management consulting space.”- Bain & Company employee

“The firm cares about people; it cares about employees.” -PwC consultant

“The firm does an excellent job recruiting the select few amongst the best and brightest who also value life outside of work.” –Oliver Wyman respondent

View the entire Vault.com rankings here.



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