Glassdoor has released its annual ranking of top 50 places to work in the US. The list of large companies, which is led by Airbnb, contains four consultancies. Bain & Company is the highest ranking consulting firm, taking 2nd spot, with also BCG, Protiviti and Slalom Consulting recognised.
Best Places to Work
Every year, employer review platform Glassdoor reveals its ‘Best Places to Work’ top 50, which honours the Best Places to Work across the US. The ranking is based on reviews of thousands of employees, who are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer. The reviews span across a range of factors, including overall satisfaction with company culture, how well they feel their CEO leads as well as key workplace attributes including career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work-life balance.
This year’s list is topped by Airbnb, praised for its “fast growth” and “amazing people”. The firm also receives credits for listening to feedback.
Four consulting firms made the prestigious list, of which Bain & Company is the highest ranking consultancy. The firm, which is commended for its culture, is found on #2. “Incredibly supportive culture with an incredible focus on learning and mentoring,” describes one of the respondents. “Supportive and flexible organisation”, adds another. Another ranking, recently released by Vault, named Bain the 2nd best consulting firm to work for in Europe, trailing just McKinsey & Company.
The second highest-ranked consultancy The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which is found on #7 overall. BCG is in particular praised for its people. “Smart colleagues, great teams, excellent culture and some terrific clients”, “Amazing talented people tackling very interesting business problems” and “I get to work with some of the smartest people I have ever met” are among the comments of employees.
For more information on how strategy consultancies Bain and BCG foster professional development and a great culture, see the article ‘How strategy firms foster professional development’.
Protiviti secures the #23 spot. Employees in particular praise the finance and risk expert for its learning and growth opportunities, as one employee comments: “Great place for professional growth”. Its people are praised: “Great People, clients, and opportunities!” and “Folks are not only intelligent and hardworking, but also personable and always down to have a good time.”
Fast growing Slalom Consulting holds the 30th place, mainly because its employees appreciate the work-life balance which is built into the culture: “Awesome culture and work life balance.” Another employee adds: “There is a nice blend of ‘professional corporate’ while still feeling small enough to feel personal.”
Last month Slalom Consulting launched 'Slalom Veterans', a programme aimed at empowering veterans within its ranks as well as seeking to help veterans transition into the private employment environment.