Culture First 2021 – Join us for our first-ever virtual, free event to create a better world of work – Register today →

Management Consulting 2021

The management consulting benchmark contains firms that provide external advice and expertise to an organization's senior leaders. Employees often spend large amounts of time away from the office, providing consulting services or being involved in business development and sales.

  • Emerging

    Benchmark status

We consider this an emerging benchmark: it has enough data available for us to use bootstrapping to create a representative sample. As the sample grows in size, some scores may slightly change. Our research has shown that our bootstrapped scores are consistent with our standard benchmarks. Read more about the methodology.

Data provided by Culture Amp

Industry breakdown

  • Management Consulting

    100%

Region breakdown

  • North America

    72%

  • Oceania

    13%

  • Europe

    11%

  • Asia

    4%

Are employees committed to their organizations?

Engaged people are emotionally committed to their organization. These people stay at their organizations longer and are more productive and effective. Successful organizations have more engaged employees.

71% of Management Consulting employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 9% compared with other industries.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 22 and is in the bottom 31% compared with other industries.

Understanding the engagement questions

Engagement is defined through these five industry-standard questions from Culture Amp’s engagement survey template.

I am proud to work for [Company]

86%

1% below global average

I would recommend [Company] as a great place to work

83%

1% below global average

I see myself still working at [Company] in two years' time

66%

1% below global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

54%

5% below global average

[Company] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere

66%

5% below global average

The highest scoring question for Management Consulting had 88% of people agreeing that we have enough autonomy to perform our jobs effectively (+3% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Social Connection.


People in Management Consulting were generally least favourable about Learning & Development, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 19% of people disagreeing (+2% above average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 21% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+3% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 11% of people see themselves leaving within two years (+1% compared to overall).

The following questions had the biggest impact on whether individuals felt that they were planning to stay at their organization and not actively looking for alternative jobs.

Average Glassdoor ratings

We’ve connected the employee feedback data for each company included in the benchmark with ratings from Glassdoor.com, which is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings and more.

Overall Rating

3.7 stars (-0.1)

Culture and Values

3.9 stars (+0)

Work Life Balance

3.3 stars (-0.5)

Compensation and Benefits

3.7 stars (+0.1)

Career Opportunities

3.8 stars (+0.2)

Recommend to Friend

76.0% (+5)

CEO Approval

93.0% (+9)

How does Management Consulting compare?

Organizations in Management Consulting tend to be very similar to the global all industries insights, with no significant departures from the average.

Insights data provided by Culture Amp. For a complete overview of 2021 Insights (Culture Amp Platform benchmarks) visit the Culture Amp Support Guide.

What makes Insights special? Gain a deeper understanding of how they work.

Learn more about Insights with Culture Amp’s benchmarks

Build a world-class employee experience today

Your browser is out of date. Our website is built to provide a faster, more engaging experience. Your browser may not support all of our features. Please update to the latest version of Microsoft Edge or contact your network administrator.

Close browser update banner