Bain, BCG, Protiviti & Slalom in Best Places to Work US

14 December 2015

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.

Airbnb - Best Places to Work

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.

Bain & Company - The Boston Consulting Group

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.”

Proviti - Slalom

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.


10 leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

10 April 2019

The UK is home to 100+ leading consulting firms. New analysis reveals the 10 consulting companies that rank as the best industry employers to work for. 

The list of top consultancy employers is based on the views and opinions of employees who were surveyed by The Sunday Times about their experience of their firm’s leadership, workplace environment, development opportunities, wellbeing, pay, benefits and commitment to social responsibility. In the large consulting firms category, two of the Big Four – EY and Deloitte – and Accenture stand out from the rest. Seven other consultancies made the prestigious cut, all of which are small to mid-sized players in the consulting industry. 


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 15,076 

With roots stretching back to 1989, EY now spans over 27 UK offices. The firm supports clients, ranging from small, privately owned companies and global household names, with assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. As part of the firm’s core values, EY looks for people who demonstrate integrity and respect; people with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead; and people who build relationships based on doing the right thing. 


Established: 1849
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 16,138 

Deloitte employs staff across 150 countries and territories, and its UK operations now span 24 offices. The professional services giant offers services including audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory. Among the firm’s core values are: integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity.


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 10,747 

With employees across 120 countries, Accenture provides a range of services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to clients in more than 40 industries. The Dublin-headquartered company believes in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for the business, valuing diversity, fostering an open working environment and demonstrating integrity at all times.Ten leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

Karmarama (part of Accenture)

Established: 2000
Category: Mid-sized consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 245 

Karmarama is a creative agency, since December 2016 part of Accenture Interactive. The firm’s services include advertising, direct and digital marketing, digital design and build, data and analytics, PR, social and innovation. Karmarama is in the market known for its ability to blend creativity, digital and data, to help brands better engage with consumers. 


Established: 2010
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

Clarasys is a London-based management consulting firm that advises and supports clients with business change, process implementation, project management and other related consultancy services. The firm serves a variety of clients, from small, not-for-profit organisations to multinational corporations. Clarasys differentiates itself through its truly democratic approach, with an elected member from each team providing feedback for their department. 

The Berkeley Partnership

Established: 1990
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

The Berkeley Partnership is an independent management consultancy providing specialist support for transformational change, working side-by-side with clients to achieve their goals. Clients include a number of FTSE 100 companies, multinationals and government departments, with over 85% of clients using the services of The Berkeley Partnership more than once. 

Abbott Risk Consulting

Established: 2002
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Edinburgh
Employees: 69

From 12 sites across the UK and Australia, Abbott Risk Consulting provides safety and risk environment consultancy services to some of the most high-hazard industries in the global economy. The company helps to work out the risk associated with hazardous events, such as oil platforms explosions, train crashes, or accidents affecting nuclear power stations.

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

Established: 2003
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 180 

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting is a provider of specialist consultancy services to the asset and wealth management industry, working with 85% of the world’s top 20 asset managers. In order to attract and retain the very best people, Alpha, which has offices in London, New York, Boston, Paris, Geneva, The Hague, Luxembourg and Singapore, seeks to provide employees with a great experience.

Lane4 Management Group

Established: 1995
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Maidenhead
Employees: 193 

Lane4 Management Group is a leading HR consultancy specialised in human performance. The company’s team, based in Buckinghamshire, builds on a track record of achievement in business, psychology and elite sport. Lane4 was founded by British Olympic gold swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, Graham Jones and Adrian Hutchinson. 

NHS Transformation Unit

Established: 2000
Category: Internal consulting firm
Main office: Manchester
Employees: 52 

The Transformation Unit is an internal consultancy of the NHS, based in Manchester. The firm provides consultancy services to the public sector based around strategic transformation and planning; finance and analytics; project and programme management; and organisational strategy and engagement. Services span the complete transformation cycle, from developing a case for change right through to implementing new services or systems. 


The top employers list of The Sunday Times further includes several other professional services firms that also provide consultancy services, including firms with an accounting heritage (Anderson Anderson and Brown, BHP, PKF Cooper Parry, Price Bailey), firms with an engineering heritage (BWB Consulting, Caunton Engineering) and those with a tax heritage (ForrestBrown).