The top consulting firms to work for in the Middle East

It goes without saying that people are any consulting firm’s most important asset. Meet the top consulting firms to work for in the Middle East.

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

Middle East’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 the Middle East, 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 the Middle East:

1.
PwC
With offices in 155 countries and more than 284,000 people globally, PwC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value the...
2.
Roland Berger
Roland Berger is an independent company, solely owned by our Partners, who are responsible for overall corporate performance and business success. Founded in 1967, Roland Berger remains the only lead...
3.
Boston Consulting Group
BCG Dubai, founded in 2007, began as the home base for 29 consultants and business services staff. Over the course of the next ten years, the firm's presence in the Middle East has changed significan...
4.
Deloitte
Deloitte has played a vital role in the growth of the Middle East for more than eighty eight years. Helping businesses achieve excellence is what we do. When can we start helping you? Deloitte & Touc...
5.
McKinsey & Company
Since 1957, we have helped the region unlock growth and development, build champions in major industries, and nurture the talent of the next generation. The work of all seven of our locations—Abu Dha...
6.
EY
EY’s Dubai office has more than doubled in size over the past two years. The office now has a solid base of over 565 experienced and qualified professionals and 12 resident partners. Services Offered...
7.
KPMG
KPMG is widely represented in the Middle East region, with offices in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan. The KPMG member firm in the UAE, along with the Oman member firm...
8.
Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across a...
9.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company has been present in the Middle East since the early 1990s and has emerged as a booming hub for leaders in the consumer products and retail, financial services, private equity, tourism,...
10.
Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues by designing, implementing a...
11.
Strategy&
Strategy& is a leading global consulting firm, helping the world’s top businesses, governments and organizations. It brings these global resources to bear in the Middle East where it is the longest-s...
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OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
13.
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...
14.
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...
15.
Sia Partners
A pioneer of Consulting 4.0, Sia Partners comprises 1,700+ consultants with diverse expertise and operates from 31 offices worldwide; spanning across Asia, North Africa, and North America, in additio...
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