Bain top-ranked consulting firm on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list

13 January 2023 2 min. read
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Bain & Company was the top consulting firm on Glassdoor's list of 100 Best Places to Work, ranking #3 among large US companies.

The Boston-headquartered strategy firm is the only company to earn a number one ranking on five separate occasions, and the firm has consistently ranked in the top four since Glassdoor began the ranking in 2008. In addition, Bain & Company was #1 in Glassdoor's list of 100 Best Places to Work in the UK.

The annual Glassdoor ranking is based on reviews from employees who decided to provide feedback on their jobs, work environment, and key workplace attributes, including compensation, culture, and work-life balance.

"The recognition from Glassdoor continues to be an honor and truly a testament to all of our employees and their commitment to one another, their clients, and the work we do every day," said Kara Gruver, chief talent officer at Bain. "Our people are the drivers of our success as a company and most importantly they create the unique, rewarding and inclusive culture that is Bain."

Bain top-ranked consulting firm on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list

Consultancies continued to account for a healthy portion of the top 100 large companies on Glassdoor’s ranking. The other Big Three strategy firms, McKinsey and BCG, were ranked fourth and seventh, respectively. Other ranked consultancies were Slalom (#12), Insperity (#28), OneDigital (#30), RSM (#38), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (#51), Avanade (#56), Deloitte (#58), EPAM Systems (#80), Booz Allen Hamilton (#82), Burns & McDonnell (#88), and Armanino (#91).

Consulting firms – which compete for in-demand MBA and tech graduates – must assemble attractive compensation packages and workplace experiences to compete with hiring rivals like Goldman Sachs and Google.

"The people, the culture, the impact that we drive clients, the amount of personal growth that you will experience (professionally as well as personally) – people here are truly invested in each other's success," said one Bainee in their Glassdoor review.

“People are incredibly welcoming, the culture is so, so positive and the benefits and salaries are insanely competitive. There is real investment in people, DEI, mental health and the resources to back all of this up," said another Bain employee.