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Washington Technology recently released their list of the 2010 top 100 Government Technology Contractors. They are ranked based on related revenue from IT products and services, systems integration, telecommunications, professional services and engineering services. These contracts total more than $130 billion. Lockheed Martin retains the top spot again this year.

Two notable upward moves on the list are Deloitte LLP  from 51st to 18th – due largely to their acquisition of Bearing Point, and ICF International from 99th to 66th – due in part to their acquisition of Macro International.

2010 Company Contracts 2009
1 Lockheed Martin Corp. $16,700,588,328 1
2 Northrop Grumman Corp. $11,145,533,497 3
3 Boeing Co. $10,462,626,196 2
4 Raytheon Co. $6,727,232,555 5
5 Science Applications International Corp. $5,474,482,583 7
6 General Dynamics Corp. $5,431,882,984 4
7 KBR Inc. $4,545,440,824 6
8 L-3 Communications Corp. $4,176,624,682 8
9 Booz Allen Hamilton $3,352,844,339 10
10 Computer Sciences Corp. $3,293,278,386 9
11 Dell Computer Corp. $2,700,000,000 15
12 Hewlett-Packard Co. $2,564,014,201 12
13 Harris Corp. $2,165,268,040 13
14 ITT Corp. $2,074,983,916 11
15 BAE Systems Inc. $1,956,884,247 14
16 CACI International Inc. $1,911,928,093 20
17 IBM Corp. $1,774,623,164 18
18 Deloitte LLP $1,730,165,554 51
19 Verizon Communications Inc. $1,721,565,974 16
20 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. $1,634,268,549 19
21 United Technologies Corp. $1,476,229,982 17
22 Battelle Memorial Institute $1,335,906,153 21
23 DynCorp International LLC $1,258,019,560
24 URS Corp. $1,225,071,020 22
25 DRS Technologies Inc. $1,006,436,334 23
26 Rockwell Collins Inc. $951,046,892 35
27 Accenture Ltd. $924,092,794 25
28 Honeywell International Inc. $915,809,845 30
29 Serco Inc. $874,739,954 28
30 SRA International Inc. $869,734,080 26
31 ManTech International Corp. $855,567,586 48
32 Sprint Nextel Corp. $848,854,000 27
33 General Electric Co. $844,458,207 24
34 Aerospace Corp. $835,402,095 29
35 Apptis Inc. $826,790,863 50
36 Bechtel Corp. $756,597,943
37 VSE Corp. $686,912,905 31
38 Unisys Corp. $666,332,137 32
39 General Atomics $661,619,386 36
40 QinetiQ North America Inc. $660,647,787 34
41 Alion Science and Technology Corp. $625,817,000 39
42 SGT Inc. $602,586,194 62
43 Combat Support Associates $579,957,228 41
44 Stanley Inc. $572,197,243 45
45 Wyle Laboratories Inc. $571,152,677 43
46 AT&T Inc. $557,855,301 42
47 Fluor Corp. $533,950,701
48 Alliant Techsystems Inc. $520,341,034 37
49 Arinc Inc. $501,641,640 44
50 Comtech Telecommunications Corp. $495,744,635 81
51 Chemonics International Inc. $476,304,239 70
52 CDW Government LLC $465,619,910 60
53 World Wide Technology Inc. $440,684,035 46
54 Arctic Slope Regional Corp. $430,015,537 58
55 Nana Regional Corp. $429,673,300 47
56 Qwest Communications International Inc. $427,120,938 55
57 Vangent Inc. $419,731,090 52
58 immixGroup Inc. $403,719,325 93
59 GTSI Corp. $383,844,248 49
60 Tetra Tech Inc. $381,344,102 56
61 Development Alternatives Inc. $379,600,000 59
62 Mission Essential Personnel $375,973,219 82
63 Coffey International Ltd. $367,621,087
64 Xerox Corp. $353,041,647 75
65 Eyak Technology LLC $342,368,972 65
66 ICF International Inc. $340,845,273 99
67 RTI International $338,846,391 66
68 Chenega Corp. $324,548,094 61
69 CH2M Hill Companies Ltd. $317,146,896 87
70 Shaw Group Inc. $306,356,970 85
71 NCI Information Systems Inc. $301,731,100 72
72 Westat Inc. $291,640,068 69
73 Artel Inc. $266,739,661 76
74 Trax International Corp. $266,369,223
75 Cubic Corp. $266,105,255 96
76 Louis Berger Group Inc. $259,546,578
77 Scientific Research Corp. $259,438,652 88
78 Sierra Nevada Corp. $246,678,386
79 Siemens Corp. $238,809,098 90
80 Chugach Alaska Corp. $229,526,943 74
81 Southwest Research Institute $229,018,335
82 CGI Group Inc. $228,061,083 78
83 Telos Corp. $223,008,225 63
84 Alutiiq LLC $219,762,894 91
85 Energy Enterprise Solutions LLC $216,105,776
86 Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. $213,982,367 73
87 ICS Nett Inc. $212,217,576
88 Oracle Corp. $206,931,072 80
89 InDyne Inc. $205,171,900 71
90 Camber Corp. $204,581,854
91 Motorola Inc. $203,986,410 64
92 Creative Associates International Inc. $193,922,433
93 Orbital Sciences Corp. $192,467,905 83
94 Teledyne Technologies Inc. $187,643,748 77
95 MicroTech LLC $180,368,009
96 STG Inc. $178,969,267 94
97 Concurrent Technologies Corp. $175,568,824
98 Cobham plc $173,304,406 95
99 Carahsoft Technology Corp. $172,359,708
100 Rolls-Royce Group plc $171,065,429

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Climbing the Consulting Company Corporate Ladder – A Comparison

I find it interesting to see the different attitudes companies have on disclosing their corporate hierarchies and career paths to outsiders. Larger organizations tend to be more open with their corporate ladder structure. And consulting companies perhaps more so than other large companies. In many cases a corresponding salary range and status can be directly assigned to the position levels; which makes this type of information even more valuable for job candidates.

With the emergence of websites like Glassdoor.com, Vault.com, Indeed.com, Salary.com, and numerous others, it’s much easier to get a picture of what these position titles equate to in average salary and bonuses.

Here’s how the career paths (aka corporate ladders) of these consulting companies stack up.

consulting career ladder comparison

I found it interesting to see how these companies are presenting their career paths on their websites. Here’s a breakdown.

McKinsey & Company Career Path

McKinsey & Company has one of the strongest online corporate ladders.  It gives nice brief position descriptions and allows you to select from three types of candidates to see the likely career path and starting point.

McKinsey & Company Career Path

McKinsey & Company Career Path

Accenture Career Paths

The Accenture website makes it difficult to track down this information, so I can’t really give them high praise for that. However, I like how they define the different paths for the associated career types – consulting, enterprise, services, and solutions. It would be great if all companies offered up estimated years in a position, e.g. 2-3 years as an Analyst before moving to Consultant, like Accenture does for the consulting career path.

Accenture Career Path

Bain & Company Career Path

Bain does a great job of outlining their positions and career path. You can hover over each of the candidate types to see the likely starting position(s), and click on any of the positions on the career path to read more about that position.

Bain & Company Career Path

Boston Consulting Group Career Path

Nothing special about Boston Consulting Groups career path (road to success) presentation, but at least they have one on their website. You can click on each position to read more about the role.

Boston Consulting Group Career Path

Booz Allen & Hamilton Career Path

There’s nothing interactive of special about Booz Allen’s career path presentation, but again, at least they have one on their website.

Booz Allen Hamilton Career Path

Booze & Company Career Path

Booz & Company’s presentation of their career path is average. Better than some. You can hover over the candidate types (undergrad, MBA, experienced) to see the likely starting position.  Position descriptions could use some more meat.

Booz & Company Career Path

Deloitte Consulting Career Path

Deloitte doesn’t display their different career paths in any type of graphical presentation, but there is reference on their site to the most common Human Capital (consulting) career path:  Analyst – Consultant - Senior Consultant - Manager – Senior Manager – Principal/ Director

Capgemini Consulting Services Career Path

Capgemini offers decent descriptions of the roles but nothing specific about advancement criteria or typical timeframes.
Typical career path: Analyst or Consultant – Project Lead – Senior Manager – Director or Vice President

Sapient and Razorfish Career Paths

I also checked out Sapient and Razorfish but neither offered career path information. It’s unfortunate because that would be very interesting to see for digital consulting firms. Perhaps they are just too small (relative to the other companies discussed) to have published career paths. I suspect if any of the big Web shops ever does disclose and present this information on their website, others will soon follow suit.

Who do you think presents the best career path? What other companies should I look at for part two of Consulting Company Career Paths?

Based on Vault’s 2010 Prestige Ratings

There’s no real surprise here at the top of the list. McKinsey once again lands in the top spot – as they do on most consulting rankings (e.g. management consulting) based on prestige. The rest of the top 15 is made up mainly of firms that have huge stakes in U.S. Federal Government contracting. I’m a bit surprised to see Accenture below Gartner, but their scores were very close, so it’s splitting hairs at that point. Sapient is the only true Web consulting/interactive firm to make the list. Curiously Razorfish – which based on the last data I saw – outpaces Sapient in total revenue making it the larget interactive agency/firm.

Top Technology Firms Based on Revenue

2010

Rank

Company Headquarters
1 McKinsey & Company New York, NY
2 Booz Allen Hamilton McLean, VA
3 Deloitte Consulting LLP New York, NY
4 Gartner, Inc. Europe United Kingdom
5 Accenture (IT Consulting) New York, NY
6 IBM Global Technology Services Armonk, NY
7 Cisco Systems, Inc. (IT Consulting) San Jose, CA
8 Lockheed Martin Corporation (IT Consulting) Bethesda, MD
9 Oracle Consulting Redwood City, CA
10 Capgemini (IT Consulting) Paris, France
11 Northrop Grumman Corporation (IT Consulting) Los Angeles, CA
12 HP Services Palo Alto, CA
13 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (IT Consulting) San Diego, CA
14 Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Falls Church, VA
15 Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc. Norwalk, CT
16 Infosys Consulting Inc. Fremont, CA
17 Unisys (IT Consulting) Blue Bell, PA
18 Cambridge Consultants Ltd Cambridge, MA
19 Dell Perot Systems Plano, TX
20 Tata Consultancy Services Mumbai, India
21 Keane, Inc. San Francisco, CA
22 Sapient Boston, MA
23 CGI Montreal, Canada
24 Hitachi Consulting Dallas, TX
25 Cognizant Teaneck, NJ