Aug 27, 2003



Consultancy firm rankings

Vault has brought out its 2004 guide to the top consulting firms ranked by the employees of the consulting industry.

To no one's surprise the Firm , McKinsey & Co. ranks number one. However in a surprising development Accenture is out of the top 10 at number 12 ! Is that a result of IT services and BPO focus?

The other two in the top 3 are also the true-blue 'strategy' firms, BCG and Bain.
In fact there is no change in the top 6 firms.

What is interesting is that a HR consulting firm Mercer comes in at number 13. IBM is in at number 16, having dropped 4 places.

Here are the top 25 firms:

Rank and Name Score Last Year's Rank HQ
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1 McKinsey & Company 8.249 1 New York, NY
2 Boston Consulting Group 7.848 2 Boston, MA
3 Bain & Company 7.371 3 Boston, MA
4 Booz Allen Hamilton 6.432 4 McLean, VA
5 Monitor Group 6.060 5 Cambridge, MA
6 Mercer Management Consulting 5.801 6 New York, NY
7 Gartner 5.552 10 Stamford, CT
8 A.T. Kearney 5.528 11 Plano, TX
9 Mercer Oliver Wyman 5.524 25 New York, NY
10 Roland Berger - Strategy Consultants 5.314 21 New York, NY
11 Deloitte Consulting 5.292 8 New York, NY
12 Accenture 5.180 9 New York, NY
13 Mercer Human Resource Consulting 5.099 17 New York, NY
14 Marakon Associates 5.067 15 New York, NY
15 Parthenon Group, The 5.065 20 Boston, MA
16 IBM BCS 5.009 12 Somers, NY
17 L.E.K. Consulting 4.987 22 Boston, MA
18 Cap Gemini Ernst & Young 4.910 14 New York, NY
19 Towers Perrin 4.580 18 New York, NY
20 BearingPoint 4.550 13 McLean, VA
21 DiamondCluster International 4.266 23 Chicago, IL
22 Charles River Associates 4.211 34 Boston, MA
23 Hewitt Associates 4.205 16 Lincolnshire, IL
24 Stern Stewart 4.203 30 New York, NY
25 NERA Economic Consulting 4.175 NA White Plains, NY