Australia'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 Australia.

Recruiting the brightest talent and keeping them onboard is instrumental for the success of every consulting firm in Australia, 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 Australia’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.

Australia’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 Australia, 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 Australia:

1.
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...
2.
EY
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We...
3.
Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors i...
4.
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...
5.
Synergy Group
Founded in 1999, Synergy has grown to become one of Canberra’s leading professional services firms. We are government specialists delivering a truly collaborative approach to navigate important chall...
6.
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...
7.
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...
8.
Pollen Consulting Group
Creating great things from small humble beginnings defines the ethos of Pollen Consulting Group. We are fast becoming the go to people for value chain transformations, bottom-line performance and fos...
9.
Q5
Q5 is an international award-winning consulting firm that specialises in "organisational change".  At our heart, 'Q5ers' help business leaders develop organisational strategy then implement it -- thr...
10.
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 citizenshi...
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