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For Third Straight Year, The Boston Consulting Group Ranks No. 1 on Consulting’s Best Firms to Work For List

Navigate repeats as No. 1 on the Best Small Firms to Work For list

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016—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 third 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 in 2001. In fact, BCG has never been ranked outside the Top 5.

In 2016, 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 and on

“There’s simply no denying that BCG is the very best consulting firm to work for right now. The numbers don’t lie—the firm’s been ranked No. 1 three years running and has never been ranked outside the Top 5. Simply astounding,” says Consulting’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Joseph Kornik. “That level of consistency is very difficult to achieve, but BCG has done it again. BCG leadership deserves plenty of credit for the firm’s success.”

In addition to BCG, the 2016 Best Firms to Work For are (in alphabetical order): CapTech, Collaborative Consulting, Collaborative Solutions, Huron Consulting Group, KPMG, L.E.K. Consulting, NTT Data, Pariveda Solutions, Point B, Protiviti, PwC, RSM, Slalom Consulting and West Monroe Partners. Collaborative Solutions, which was actually one of the Best Small Firms to Work For in 2013, and Pariveda Solutions are newcomers to the Best Firms to Work For list this year. Meanwhile, two former winners with new brands—NTT Data (formerly Carlisle & Gallagher) and RSM (formerly McGladrey)—are also making their debut.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the Best Small Firms to Work For, Navigate was the No. 1 firm for the second year in a row. The rest of the 2016 Best Small Firms to Work For are (in alphabetical order): Acquis Consulting, BlueLine Associates, Censeo Consulting Group, Citisoft, HDH Advisors, IBB Consulting Group, Impact Advisors, Lausanne Business Solutions, Meridian Compensation Partners, Myrtle Consulting Group, Prominence Advisors, Propeller Consulting, Systems Evolution, Inc. and Vynamic.

Newcomers to the Best Small Firms to Work For list include Lausanne Business Solutions, Prominence Advisors and HDH Advisors.

To see all the firms’ final rankings, visit

Consulting magazine’s 2016 Best Firms to Work For survey drew detailed employee engagement insights from more than 10,000 consultants, representing more than 300 consulting firms. For full editorial coverage—including the final rankings and associated charts and data found in the September issue of Consulting—visit


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