Vault.com recently released its annual consulting survey on top 25 consulting firms in Europe for 2011. The survey was conducted among 2000 European consultants of all levels based on scales, such as prestige, quality of life, overall diversity, selectivity, business outlook and leadership. Read more about the results…
Top 10 European consulting firms in terms of overall performances all scored beyond 6.5 out of 10. Bain & Company European topped the 2011 rank by 8.579. It is also awarded as the best consulting firm to work for in Europe. Bain has long enjoyed fair reputations in quality of life style where it excelled McKinsey and was the major factor it took the crown. Coming after Bain is BCG and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, respectively scoring 8.390 and 7.596. Before Vault’s ranking, BCG was also on Fortune’s“100 Best Companies to Work For” which focus on, a cooperative culture, extensive training, employee development, progressive benefits, and a commitment to social-responsibility initiatives.
The Top 10 European Consulting Firms Rankings 2011 winners are: Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Ronald Berger Strategy Consultants, Booz & Company, Oliver Wyman, OC&C Strategy Consultants, Accenture, A.T. Kearney, Monitor Group, PRTM.
Vault.com also made separate list for each scale. For the prestige scale, McKinsey & Company unsurprisingly championed the rank with a score of 8.780 out of 10 and remained as the most prestigious consulting firm for consulting career seekers. Although today’s candidates lay more emphasis on work-life balance, everyone still wants to have big names brought by McKinsey (and of course McKinsey itself) on resumes. BCG, Bain and Booz closely follow McKinsey ranking from the 2nd to the 4th.
Apart from the Big 3 who dominated most of the top positions on Vault’s ranking, it is also important to mention smaller boutique consulting firms who did very well. Candesic, for instance, is a big winner for quality of life scale. Listed on top 25, Candesic took top spots in several fields in term of quality of life. It is considered as the top firm for flexible hours and flexible employment. Its career supervisors are considered extremely amicable, approachable and most helpful for freshmen consultants. It encourages and forms very cooperative and friendly working atmosphere for all employees to grow and develop together. Notably, Candesic employs a phenomenal ratio of women consultants, making male and female employee ratio 1:1.
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