Vault Ranks Cornerstone Research in Top 20 of Best Consulting Firms


The firm was named in Vault’s 2022 rankings of the best consulting firms overall.

San Francisco—Career information provider Vault has again recognized Cornerstone Research in the top 20 in its annual list of 50 Best Consulting Firms. The firm also earned a top 5 ranking among the best economic consulting firms overall.

Vault compiles its lists based on annual surveys conducted with verified employees. Survey respondents highlighted the high quality of mentoring and training at Cornerstone Research; the firm’s strong focus on diversity and equity; and its friendly, inclusive culture. Cornerstone Research’s generous compensation and comprehensive benefits packages also earned high marks.

These high rankings are a testament to Cornerstone Research’s unwavering commitment to our people and culture.

“This recognition is a testament to Cornerstone Research’s unwavering commitment to our people and culture,” said Elena Garcia, chief human resources officer of Cornerstone Research. “We are especially gratified to earn these rankings in consecutive years, in the midst of a pandemic, and during a prolonged period of largely remote work.”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Survey respondents praised Cornerstone Research’s commitment to diversity and access to opportunity. One respondent emphasized the “wide array of races and nationalities” employed at the firm, noting that it was “co-founded by women [and that] . . . women are well-represented in leadership.” Another described “the many events and scheduled training on awareness and celebration of our diverse staff.”

Learning and Development

Many respondents noted the firm’s emphasis on continuous learning. “The firm provides continual training and development programs for new hires.” In addition, respondents highlighted “an emphasis on building important skills such as thought leadership and writing,” describing the firm as a place to develop “rigorous analytical skills.”


The firm received glowing reviews for its culture. “The firm’s culture is incredible,” noted one respondent. “Everyone is helpful and encouraged to contribute to their teams. Even in high-pressure situations, teammates maintain a collegial atmosphere.” Further, “the culture at Cornerstone Research stands out in the industry.”

Vault compiles its lists according to a range of weighted factors, including prestige, culture, job satisfaction, and compensation.

Cornerstone Research’s profile in the 2022 Best Consulting Firm rankings is available here.

Vault Top Ranked 2022


Elisabeth Gaubinger
Cornerstone Research