Are there any good consulting firms where you DONT have to travel 4 days per week?
Consulting Jobs Not Requiring Travel
Consulting is a very attractive job for those coming out of undergrad or business school but the biggest downside is often known to be the travel involved in the job. Our users shared some firms that have a better reputation regarding travel; however, several users noted that a lot of this depends on your location and sector focus.
Travel requirements generally have more to do with the specific office you're working for rather than the firm. In example, of those I know at Bain/McKinsey in offices like Chicago and Dallas tend to travel quite a bit (mostly to places like bumblefuck, idaho), whereas people in the NY & Boston offices almost never travel.
User @ibanknupe echoed this explaining:
A lot of it has to do with industry focus and location. If you're financial services and in the NY office or healthcare/pharma in NJ, it limits your travel. Same thing for other major cities where industries have a high concentration.
If your focus doesn't have a strong presence in your city, get your ff card out and hit the road.
User @maximafan caveated this sentiment:
I've been in consulting for 2.5 years now based in New York and I have not spent more than 10 working days in New York. I have been with two companies and nothing has changed. Ironically, my focus is financial services, and I've been working in Boston, Washington DC, Bangalore India, and Luxembourg. It's all based on luck and what is available. The travel sucks - they make it sounds way more glamorous than it really is.
Firms Requiring Less Travel
Mercer Oliver Wyman is really good for keeping consultants away from the planes, as far as possible of course.
Several users shared that Bain Consulting and Booz Allen are two of the best in terms of travel.
Vault - 2018 Best Firms to Work For Based on Travel Requirements
These rankings are determined by firms that require the least amount of travel.
- ClearView Healthcare Partners
- Putnam Associates
- Insight Sourcing Group
- Health Advances, LLC
- Ignyte Group
- Jabian Consulting
- Eagle Hill Consulting
- The Cambridge Group
- Trinity Partners, LLC
- Daugherty Business Solutions
For reference, Bain, McKinsey, and BCG came in at 19, 21, and 22 on the rankings respectively.
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