According to consultants employed by reputable firms, the most prestigious consulting firm in the United States in 2017 was McKinsey & Company. The New York City-based management consulting company received a score of 9.03 out of ten for prestige. Other consulting firms in the top ten prestigious companies included the “Big Four” accountancy and auditing firms Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY (Ernst & Young) and KPMG. Deloitte placed the highest out of the four. Headquartered in New York, Deloitte is a professional services company specializing in auditing, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory. In 2017, the company’s revenue reached approximately 38.9 billion U.S. dollars – over a third of which came from consulting.
The third best-rated consulting firm to work for in the United States in 2017 was Bain & Company. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Bain & Company is considered one of the leading three management consulting firms together with McKinsey & Company and The Boston Consulting Group.