SOURCE: Consulting Magazine

Consulting magazine logo

October 01, 2009 10:04 ET

Bain Takes Top Spot in Annual Consulting Magazine Best Firms to Work For Survey

It's Seven Straight Years at No. 1 for Bain; Impact Advisors Is Best Small Firm to Work For

NEWARK, NJ--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Through good times and bad, Bain & Company continues to outpace the competition. For the seventh consecutive year, the firm took the top spot on Consulting magazine's annual Best Firms to Work For survey. The complete survey findings are published in the September/October issue of Consulting magazine.

"Bain's run is incredibly impressive, especially when you consider it began during the last downturn, ran through the good economic years, and now continues even into another recession," says Consulting magazine's Editor-in-Chief Joseph Kornik. "Clearly, Bain is doing something right."

Plenty right, according to Bain's own employees. On the survey, consultants were asked questions about everything from retention rates and morale at their firms to training and vacation policies. Firms on both lists were ranked on six categories: The Job, Compensation and Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Leadership, Career Development and Culture, and were ranked based on a cumulative total from all categories.

The 2009 Best Firms to Work For list includes (in alphabetical order): Accenture, AlixPartners, Alvarez & Marsal, A.T. Kearney, Bain & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting, McKinsey & Company, Milliman, North Highland, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Towers Perrin and ZS Associates. Meanwhile, The Best Small Firm to Work For was Impact Advisors, a healthcare IT firm based in Naperville, Ill.

In all, the Best Firms to Work For survey drew 10,000 responses representing 236 consulting firms. For full editorial coverage, visit

About Consulting magazine:

Consulting magazine is the only magazine to cover decision-makers at the world's most influential consulting firms. Published six times a year by Kennedy Information, the magazine is available online at The magazine also sponsors a range of events throughout the year, which are often based on exclusive Best Firms to Work For data.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jess Scheer
    Consulting magazine
    (678) 731-9320
    Email Contact