West Monroe Partners

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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
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at West Monroe Partners

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 ManagementAdvice

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Strategy for a Strategy Firm

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at West Monroe Partners

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with and clear path for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Pros

    dynamic and energetic team, many opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    travel - while not weekly - can be hard to balance for those with kids and working spouses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep listening to and asking team for suggestions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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