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Amazing culture, best and brightest people, not your average IT consulting firm or staff aug / PM shop

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at West Monroe Partners

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

People are very good, highly educated, success-oriented and make you step up your game to be relevant and keep up. New office in Chicago is very cool and adds even more collegial feel than even before. Transparency is real with financials and strategy, client satisfaction scores, and what leadership is thinking and doing (even personal calendars are open to view!). Not the same as other mid sized firms who really just do staff augmentation and project management or general IT consulting. West Monroe is a consulting firm with management/strategy/industry capabilities, business process/functional capabilities, and technology expertise and implementation.

Cons

Variety and velocity of projects often result in juggling or multitasking which is hard to keep head above water at times, not for people who want long single project and client engagements for year(s).

Advice to Management

Work to build more differentiated market offerings as done with SmartGrid, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Engineered Labors Standards/Workforce Optimization. Need to replicate into other practices which have weaker or generic market offerings. Keep being aggressive with growth, but focus on retention and understand why people would leave to go to lesser firms! Begin alumni relations and get boomerangs to come back as evidence that West Monroe Partners is indeed better than the others

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Bad Strategy for a Strategy Firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at West Monroe Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Compensation and benefits are fair
    - Fun activities and charitable environment
    - Nice office and some really good people

    Cons

    - No real methodology for younger consultants
    - Inner circle of people that are over valued
    - Company decided to grow really fast by hiring unproven senior managers from other firms that had little experience in leading and growing the business
    - Bad strategic hiring has made it difficult for line consultants to learn, grow, and get experience
    - Again the inner circle is protected while new hires are set-up to fail

    Advice to Management

    - The current senior leadership team has made terrible decisions and has decided to grow in an ineffective way
    - Diversity means hiring diverse college hires and not just experienced hires
    - Be open to all employees and not just the inner circle


  2. Helpful (2)

    Growth is Killing the Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great line personnel and some good new people in management
    Pay and benefits were OK

    Cons

    Although there is talk of long term thinking the leaders can’t seem to look past the current quarter. Some of the new Directors that were hired are not great leaders and have disappointed many in the organization. There is an inner circle that is treated well while most everyone else is kept in the dark on many decisions. We were told at a recent meeting that there were no layoffs when in reality there were many. The company has outdated internal processes for staffing and skill development. Not a very fun place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Cash out with the ESOP and find someone who can run a medium sized consulting firm.


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