Best Consulting Firm per Industry

Hi guys, 

Being new to the world of consulting, I would love to hear your thoughts about the leaders in each specific segments. I obviously know that McKinsey, Bain and BCG are the most represented one in this forum, but which one is better in pharmaceuticals ? Aviation ? Industrials & Chemicals ? 

To give you an example, Bain is the largest advisor for PE funds (proven with data)

What do you think ?  

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  • Associate 2 in ER
Oct 7, 2021 - 6:59pm

This is a bad question because it fluctuates heavily based on region. -- in the US, the best financial services firm on the East Coast may not even be best at financial services on the west coast. 

If you ask for a specific state, or city, people can give you answers. 

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Oct 8, 2021 - 3:31am

Huge generalisations here but:

Bain - best at tech and PE (not debatable)

BCG - best at public sector and nonprofit

McKinsey - best at legacy sectors like industrials and energy

Oct 8, 2021 - 8:24am

That is, in fact, very debatable and varies vastly across geographies. For example, Bain tech practice in London is far from class leading. 

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