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by Vault Consulting Editors | February 28, 2022


Today, we’re excited to announce the Vault Top 25 Consulting Firms to Work For in Europe and in a separate blog post, the Top 15 Consulting Firms to Work For in Asia-Pacific.

Over the course of this past year, Vault worked closely with more than 100 of the world’s top consulting firms to coordinate the distribution of our annual survey to verified current employees around the world. More than 16,000 consulting professionals participated in our survey across North America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Asia-Pacific (APAC); and Latin America. Over 6,000 consultants participated in EMEA and APAC. Their responses form the basis of our Europe and Asia-Pacific rankings.

Vault Consulting Rankings highlight the best firms to work for in these regions across 37 categories and include the overall Top Consulting Firms in Europe and Asia-Pacific, as well as the Most Prestigious Consulting Firms, the Best Consulting Firms in fifteen specific Practice Areas, and the Best Consulting Firms to Work For in twenty key quality-of-life factors for each region.

The 2022 Vault Top Consulting Firms to Work For in Europe are:

1.    McKinsey & Company Europe
2.    Bain & Company Europe
3.    Roland Berger Europe
4.    Oliver Wyman Europe
5.    OC&C Strategy Consultants Europe
6.    Arthur D. Little Europe
7.    Simon-Kucher & Partners Europe
8.    Alvarez & Marsal Europe
9.    Kearney Europe
10.  L.E.K. Consulting Europe
11.  Strategy&, Part of the PwC Network Europe
12.  Implement Consulting Group
13.  NERA Economic Consulting Europe
14.  Teneo Consulting
15.  Archery Strategy Consulting
16.  CIL Management Consultants
17.  hy – the Axel Springer Consulting Group
18.  Emerton
19.  Blue Matter Consulting - Europe
20.  Mansfield Advisors LLP Europe
21.  Forrester Europe
22.  Candesic
23.  Marakon Europe
24.  The Brattle Group Europe
25.  PEM Motion

Year-Over-Year Results

Year-over-year, McKinsey, Bain, Roland Berger, and Oliver Wyman retained their top European rankings, with OC&C Strategy Consultants rounding out the Top 5, up from #7 in 2021. Also moving up in the ranks are Arthur D. Little Europe (#6 in 2022 from #10 in 2021); L.E.K. Consulting Europe (#10 in 2022 from #18 in 2021); and NERA Economic Consulting Europe (#13 in 2022 from #16 in 2021). Firms new to the Vault 2022 Top 25 Consulting Firms to Work For in Europe rankings are: Archery Strategy Consulting (#15), CIL Management Consultants (#16), hy - the Axel Springer Consulting Group (#17), Forrester Europe (#21), and PEM Motion (#25).

Vault Rankings Methodology

Every year, we ask employees to rate their own firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on firm culture, compensation, work/life balance, overall business outlook, satisfaction, and fifteen additional employment factors. We also asked consultants to rate the prestige of peer firms and to select the strongest firms in fifteen specific practice areas; for the prestige and practice area rankings, consultants were unable to rate or vote for their own firms. The Vault Consulting 25 Europe rankings are based on a weighted formula that combines each firm’s prestige rating with its scores in several key employment factors to come up with an overall list of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For.

More European and Asia-Pacific Rankings In the Coming Days

This week, we’ll announce the Best Consulting Firms in Europe and Asia-Pacific for Diversity, Innovation, and Firm Culture as well as the Top-Ranking Consulting Firms in the Data & Analytics, Health Care, and Environmental practice areas.