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Deloitte Highest Big4 Firm on Vault Consulting Rankings, Bain takes Top Spot

By Michael Foster, Big4.com Blogger

Deloitte has ranked fifth on the 2013 Vault Consulting 50 Firm Rankings, and is just one of two Big4 firms to make the top 10.

Last year, Deloitte was ranked fourth, but was knocked down by Booz & Company, which shot up to fourth place. Bain & Company was ranked best consulting firm again, after taking the top spot in 2012. McKinsey & Company was ranked second, and the Boston Consulting Group was ranked third.

PwC also joined the ranks of the top ten, ranking 8th on the list, while Accenture fell to 19th place.

Deloitte was also ranked fifth for prestige, but 17th for diversity, despite several efforts to prioritize diversity in the company’s hiring, promotion, and retention activities. In 2012, Deloitte had ranked 10th for diversity. Along with PwC (ranking 19th), Deloitte is the only Big4 firm to make the top 20 for diversity.

In addition to being ranked first for consulting, Bain & Company was also ranked first for diversity, but lost the top spot for prestige to McKinsey (1st) and The Boston Consulting Group (second).

Deloitte was the most  most prestigious Big4 firm, at 5th on the list, closely followed by PwC, Ernst & Young, and Accenture, which took the 6th, 7th, and 8th rankings respectively. KPMG rose three spots to 11th while Capgemini remained unchanged at 16th.

The Vault Consulting 50 is an annual ranking of the best consulting firms to work for, and is compiled by measuring firm prestige, worker satisfaction, firm culture, compensation, work-life balance, business outlook, and promotion policies.

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