Hub firm is 2nd on Fortune’s best places to work
When the earthquake devastated Haiti, the Boston Consulting Group pulled some of its consultants off client projects to provide on-the-ground support.
Such social commitment is one reason why the management consulting firm landed in second place on Fortune's latest list of "100 Best Companies to Work For," up six spots from the previous year's rankings.
Avoiding layoffs and hiring the largest class ever of recruits last year were other factors in the strong showing for Boston Consulting Group, or BCG, a global firm with a worldwide head count of 4,400 consultants. BCG has two offices in Boston that together employ about 425 people, a company spokesman said.
"The fact that we've stayed in the top dozen for six years in a row is a testament to our continued focus on making BCG a great place to work," Rich Lesser, BCG's chairman of North and South America, said in a statement.
Fat paychecks and sweet perks are other factors that Fortune evaluates in drawing up its rankings.
Companies with local ties that made Fortune's list included the Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen, which was cited for its commitment to diversity and community service. Bingham McCutchen ranked 28th.
Coming in at 56th was Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co., a biopharmaceutical company with a large presence in Cambridge.
Commenting of Millennium, Fortune wrote: "The highest ranked newcomer on the list, this affiliate of Japan's Takeda offers perks like concierge service and on-site dry cleaning."
Ranked 84th was Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a Watertown company that operates child-care centers.
Tops on the survey was SAS, a business analytics software firm headquartered in North Carolina.
Other familiar names on the list include Google (4), Cisco (20), Whole Foods Market (24), Hasbro (59), and Starbucks (98).
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