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The Boston Consulting Group Ranks No. 1 on Consulting magazine’s Best Firms to Work For List for 5th Year

MorganFranklin grabs the top spot among Best Small Firms to Work For

NEW YORK, NY – September 10, 2018—ALM’s Consulting magazine has announced that The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is the No. 1 consulting firm on its annual Best Firms to Work For ranking. This marks the fifth straight year atop the survey rankings for BGC, which is the only firm to appear on the list every single year since the survey debuted back in 2001 and has never been ranked outside the Top 5.

In 2018, BCG outpaced the competition among the six facets of employee satisfaction the survey measures: Firm Culture, Career Development, Compensation & Benefits, Client Engagement, Firm Leadership, and Work/Life Balance. The complete survey findings are published in the September issue of Consulting magazine. To view the full edition visit:

“This marks five years in a row for Boston Consulting Group—there’s simply no denying the firm is the very best consulting firm to work for in the profession right now. The numbers don’t lie—BCG finished as the best overall firm in four of the six categories the survey measures with Culture and Work/Life Balance being the only outliers,” said Joseph Kornik Consulting magazine’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. “This level of consistency is very difficult to achieve, and the firm’s leadership deserves plenty of credit for that success.”

Rounding out the Top 5 Best Firms to Work For in order are: Collaborative Solutions, West Monroe Partners, Slalom, and AlixPartners. The other firms in alphabetical order include: CapTech, EY, FTI Consulting, Huron, KPMG, L.E.K. Consulting, Pariveda Solutions, Protiviti, RSM, and ZS.

For the Best Small Firms to Work For, MorganFranklin took the top spot. Rounding out the Top 5 of the Best Small Firms to Work For in order are: Clearsulting, Impact Advisors, CitiSoft and ImagineX Consulting. The other Best Small Firms to Work For in alphabetical order include: AArete, A-LIGN, Argo, Inc., Cask, Censeo Consulting Group, CFGI, Promidian Consulting, Synpulse, Systems Evolution, Inc. and Trinity Partners.

Consulting magazine’s 2018 Best Firms to Work For survey drew detailed employee engagement insights from more than 9,000 consultants, representing 300 consulting firms. For full editorial coverage including the final rankings and associated charts and data found in the September issue of Consulting magazine visit

The Best Firms to Work For and the Best Small Firms to Work For will be honored at a gala awards dinner on September 20 at the University Club of Chicago. For additional details, visit:

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