Europe's top consulting firms to work for

It goes without saying that people are any consulting firm’s most important asset. Meet the top consulting firms to work for in Europe.

Recruiting the brightest talent and keeping them onboard is instrumental for the success of every consulting firm in Europe, and as a result, consultancies of all sizes in strive to be a top workplace for their consultants and staff.

So what makes firms a best workplace? In consulting, it relates to a wide variety of criteria, in particular the quality of leadership, the culture within the firm, the impact a consultancy makes at clients, the type of clients and projects offered to consultants, compensation packages (salary and bonus), career development opportunities, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Other factors that can set the Europe’s top consulting employers apart from the rest include work-life balance, secondary benefits, international office transfer opportunities, collaboration and trust, performance management policies, as well as the extent to which a consultancy makes a positive social impact in society.

Europe’s consulting industry is home to dozens of surveys, assessments and benchmarks that evaluate how consultancies score on good employership. Consultancy.org tracks these assessments globally and in Europe, and based on our unique database, we present the industry’s top consulting firms to work for.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

An overview of the top consulting employers in Europe:

1.
Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
2.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
3.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
4.
KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
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BearingPoint
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: Consulting, Products, and Capital. Consultin...
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OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
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SparkOptimus
We are SparkOptimus – Europe’s #1 digital strategy consultant. We make disruption work for you. Digital is not about digital for digital’s sake. It’s about using technology and data to serve customer...
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Valcon
Valcon is a north-western European consulting, technology and data company based in the Netherlands, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Germany and Croatia. Our mission is to combine premium consulting with deep t...
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Delta Capita
Delta Capita is an independent business and technology consultancy. Getting it done We’re achievers; Our partners and consultants are seasoned professionals who have worked at senior levels in comple...
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Marktlink
We are Marktlink – an involved M&A specialist with an independent, discreet, and no-nonsense working method. Since 1996, we support entrepreneurs in company acquisitions and mergers, using our in-dep...
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Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – thei...
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Metyis
We are a dynamic and forward-thinking consultancy firm that operates across a wide range of industries. With our multidisciplinary teams, we create bold strategies and innovative solutions tailored t...
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Zanders
We are an independent firm with a track record of innovation and success across the total spectrum of treasury, risk and finance. Our Business Values are the ingrained principles of the company and o...
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L.E.K. Consulting
We’re L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy working with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. Our insights are catalysts that reshape the trajectory of our c...
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DMW
DMW is one of the UK's leading independent technology consultancies specialising in the design, delivery and implementation of digital transformation programmes. Our clients trust us to deliver on an...
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Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
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Coeus Consulting
Coeus Consulting is an independent award-winning IT advisory that empowers technology, business and procurement leaders to deliver strategic change. We help leadership teams deliver more to the organ...
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Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenship...
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