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Old 12-20-2005, 06:27 PM
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I was just wondering how people would rate the top actuarial consulting firms (Towers, wyatt, Hewitt, Milliman, Mercer, buck, etc.) in terms of size and prestige (i.e. which firm is the largest/smallest and which firms are the most/least "prestigious" [i know this is a rather prententious term but i couldn't think of anything better]). in looking at their websites it is hard to get a good feel for how they compare to each other.

Also, what smaller consulting firms seem to be growing rapidly and could in several years be large players in the consulting industry?
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:31 PM
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Is size a worthwhile/helpful measure?
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:44 PM
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Is size a worthwhile/helpful measure?
I'm just curious as a college student who has had phone interviews with several of the companies, which ones are much larger than the others.
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it's how they use the size they have that matters.
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you can check the soa database and search by comapny and credential and see what they say for relative size of credentialed folks.
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it's how they use the size they have that matters.
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I was just wondering how people would rate the top actuarial consulting firms (Towers, wyatt, Hewitt, Milliman, Mercer, buck, etc.) in terms of size and prestige (i.e. which firm is the largest/smallest and which firms are the most/least "prestigious" [i know this is a rather prententious term but i couldn't think of anything better]). in looking at their websites it is hard to get a good feel for how they compare to each other.

Also, what smaller consulting firms seem to be growing rapidly and could in several years be large players in the consulting industry?
FWIW, I think experience at any one of those companies would be adequate to get a job at any other of those companies for an average employee. Beyond that, it depends on the location. My feeling with pension consulting is that it's better to be a small fish in a big pond than a small fish in a small pond.
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I think Mercer is the top with Wyatt 2nd. Mercer has 15,000 employees to Wyatt's 6,000.
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I think Mercer is the top with Wyatt 2nd. Mercer has 15,000 employees to Wyatt's 6,000.
But how about just actuarial consullting? Mercer has huge admin and HR consulting.
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My feeling with pension consulting is that it's better to be a small fish in a big pond than a small fish in a small pond.
I disagree. Based on my experience you tend to get much bet experience (i.e. you get to see more sooner) at a smaller shop.
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