Bain, BCG, McKinsey & The Best Consulting Firms To Work For In 2022

Bain, BCG or McKinsey? Find out who tops the best consulting firms to work for in 2022

With impressive salaries and rewarding work, it’s no wonder that many business school candidates want to go into management consulting when they graduate. 

Each year, Vault reveals the 50 best consulting firms to work for, based on survey answers from more than 17,000 consultants. Top consulting firms are ranked according to factors including compensation, diversity, work-life balance, and job satisfaction. 

In 2022, the Big Three consulting firms—McKinsey & Company, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company—have secured the top three spots again. The Big Three, or MBB, all plan to increase starting salaries for MBA hires in 2022.

Bain & Company takes pole position in the Vault consulting ranking, beating McKinsey by the finest of margins—0.001 of a point. BCG, which ranked second in 2021, drops to third place. 

After a job in consulting? Here’s a breakdown of the best consulting firms to work for in 2022:


Best Consulting Firms To Work For | By Ranking Criteria

* - means the company is below the top 30 for this metric


MBB voted the best consulting firms to work for


Bain is the best consulting firm to work for

In 2022, Bain retains its place as the best consulting firm to work for, thanks to consistently high ratings across all 20 of the ranking criteria.

Bain places among the top five in 16 areas, including top rankings for informal training and relationships with supervisors. McKinsey and BCG both have 15 top-five rankings. 

Along with the expected strong performances in areas like compensation—Bain pays new...

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