For Third Straight Year, BCG Ranks First on Consulting’s Best Firms to Work For List

Firm Earns Top Score in Four of Six Areas: Firm Culture, Firm Leadership, Compensation and Benefits, and Client Engagement

BOSTON—For the third consecutive year, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has earned the top spot in Consulting magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For” survey. BCG is the only firm to appear on the list every year since the survey debuted in 2001 and has never been ranked outside the top five.

“There’s simply no denying that BCG is the very best consulting firm to work for right now,” said Joseph Kornik, Consulting’s publisher and editor-in-chief. “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.”

BCG performed strongly across all six measures of employee satisfaction, ranking first in most (firm culture, firm leadership, compensation and benefits, and client engagement) and in the top five for the others (career development and work-life balance). It also scored highest on two key questions: “How interesting do you find your work to be on a typical assignment?” and “How often do you think your work has had a positive impact on clients?”

“Our highest priority—one driven by our entire leadership team—is making BCG the very best employer for top talent and the best place for professional growth,” Tom Reichert, BCG’s chairman of North America, told the magazine. “On a day-to-day basis, our culture, our collaborative apprenticeship model, and the satisfaction that comes from doing high-impact work are all core elements of our team’s deep commitment and engagement.”

Morale remains high, Reichert explained, because BCG continues to grow at a healthy double-digit rate, as it has for a number of years, offering an ever-expanding set of options and growth opportunities. “Our people appreciate the many opportunities to grow personally and professionally at an exceptionally fast rate—to prepare for major leadership roles in BCG and beyond. And…they value our non-hierarchical and team-oriented culture and the ability to connect and grow with smart, talented colleagues.”

Earning the top spot on Consulting’s list follows other workplace honors for the firm this year. In March, BCG ranked number three on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, which measures companies across all industries. Demonstrating remarkable consistency, BCG has ranked in the top five on Fortune’s list for six straight years and is one of only two companies to make the top dozen every year since the firm began participating in 2006.

Consulting’s 2016 ranking derives from an online survey conducted this past spring and summer. Over 10,000 consultants participated, representing more than 300 firms. About three-quarters of the respondents came from the United States. The complete findings appear in the magazine’s September issue and on

A two-page feature on BCG, drawing on an in-depth interview with Reichert, appears here.

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