Bain & Company has regained its position as the top consulting firm to work for in Asia-Pacific, ending rival McKinsey's two-year reign, according to a new survey by career information site Vault.com, which attributes Bain's climb back up the rankings to its focus on the quality of life of its employees.
"This year Bain edged back into the top spot due to the firm's commitment to firm culture, training, compensation and work-life balance. It will be interesting to see how McKinsey responds next year," said Phil Stott, consulting editor at Vault.
The survey, published on Tuesday, polled more than 500 consulting professionals across the APAC region. Respondents were asked to assess their firm as well as their peer firms on a variety of factors including prestige, practice area strength, firm culture, compensation, overall satisfaction and hours, among other factors.
McKinsey, which edged down to second place, was trailed by A.T. Kearney, Oliver Wyman and Roland Berger Strategy Consulting, in the third, fourth and fifth spots.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sia Partners, Arthur D. Little, L.E.K. Consulting and OC&C Strategy Consultants rounded out the top ten.