8. Boston Consulting Grp.
What makes it so great?
Employees working more than 60 hours a week at this management consultant are placed in a ìred zoneî and advised by a career mentor. A push to hire more women resulted in a 25% rise in female consultants from 2004.

Headquarters: Boston
Top 3 (of 14) U.S. locations: Boston, Chicago , New York
2005 revenue ($ millions): 1,505
Website: www.bcg.com
U.S. employees 1,434
Employees outside U.S. 4,159
New jobs (1 year) 176
% job growth (1 year) 15
% voluntary turnover 11
Applicants 24,227
Most common job (salaried):
Consultant
$129,071
Most common job (hourly):
Executive Assistant
$59,251
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 80
Paid sabbaticals? Yes
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 22%
% women 45%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.