SOURCE: Consulting Magazine

October 26, 2006 17:42 ET

Consulting Magazine Ranks Best Firms to Work For

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- Consulting firms -- known for their long workweeks and hefty travel schedules -- can today be counted among those organizations having the most robust work/life cultures. Or at least that's what the findings of Consulting Magazine's sixth annual Best Firms to Work For survey appears to reveal. Having surveyed more than 5,000 consultants, Consulting Magazine found several firms that were earning high praise from their toughest critics: their own employees.

"Within the consulting world people have always been the competitive advantage, and as the war for talent escalates, consulting firms have continued to innovate and energize their team-oriented cultures," says Consulting Magazine Editor in Chief Jack Sweeney. "Few professionals are more insightful or as brutally honest when it comes to assessing work/life culture than consultants. Working inside the consulting profession gives people a unique view into the working lives of others. It's a career that offers an unmatched point of comparison."

CONSULTING MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST CONSULTING FIRMS TO WORK FOR

--  Bain & Company
--  McKinsey & Company
--  Point B
--  Boston Consulting Group
--  Monitor
--  Kurt Salmon Associates
--  Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath
--  Mercer (MOW, MMC)
--  Diamond Management & Technology Consultants
--  Huron Consulting
    
Besides highlighting the cultural strengths of different leading firms, Consulting Magazine's "Best Firms to Work For" survey makes visible the unique demands of a consulting career.

"Most often, employers of choice are the ones that show they value their most important asset -- their employees, and nowhere is this more true than inside the world of consulting," says Inés Peschiera, Consulting Magazine Associate Editor, and editor of the annual Best Firms Ranking.

For the rankings, Consulting Magazine surveyed more than 5,000 U.S.-based consultants at the profession's leading firms. Firms were scored by their employees' responses to questions in six equally weighted categories: Leadership, Compensation & Benefits, Culture, On the Job, Work/Life, and Career Development.

The November/December issue of Consulting Magazine contains the full rankings as well as breakouts by individual attribute.

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Consulting Magazine is published by Kennedy Information, the leading information source on management consulting since 1970. In addition, Consulting Magazine produces a series of conferences and roundtables as well as This Week in Consulting, its bi-weekly video interview magazine available on www.consultingmag.com. Kennedy Information is a subsidiary of The Bureau of National Affairs.

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