West Monroe Partners Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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West Monroe Partners Chief Executive Officer Kevin McCarty
Kevin McCarty
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Pros
  • The company culture stays young (in 5 reviews)

  • This creates a lot of competition and helps us attract great people (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I hate the phrase work-life balance, but whatever balance means to you, it can be difficult to achieve at WMP (in 5 reviews)

  • Old Boys Network," if you have not been there since the inception it is very difficult to break through (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Growth While Keeping Incredible Culture Intact

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Established practices with opportunity to grow and stay entrepreneurial. Incredible culture has stayed intact despite growth of organization.

    Cons

    Networking is key - learning how to network and conduct business development is important.


  2. Growing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Company is growing extremely fast and climbing the ranks in the consulting world
    2. Work/Life balance
    3. Lots of planned activities
    4. Smart people

    Cons

    1. Pay doesn't necessarily match the market

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you are doing to grow the company.


  3. Different - in a good way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't say I haven't looked at other companies and had a couple phone screens. I've entertained opportunities from other recruiters. When it comes down to it, I stay for the reasons that brought me here: This place is unlike any other. The people are amazing. There is transparency and honesty. If something's broken, I have the ability to go fix it - actually, it's expected I do.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Some internal technology is clunky, sometimes communication doesn't flow as well as it should, some processes are still being developed. Nothing negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging people to work smarter AND harder and maintain their work/life balance, take their PTO time, etc.


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  5. Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Pros

    Great Culture- growth opportunities- advancement opportunities- lots of company outings and training opportunities outside the firm

    Cons

    No cons to list at this point- requires dedication and a lot of work- but well worth it


  6. Boutique with big 4 quality and career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Pros

    Still small enough to care
    Don't get lost like happens with the big 4
    Boutique with high quality and great reputation
    100% employee owned ESOP starting to really pay off!

    Cons

    Work hard play hard is tough to keep up with
    Demanding high performance culture leaves for little downtime
    Fit matters a lot and some simply won't fit in

    Advice to Management

    Stay aggressive


  7. Helpful (5)

    It

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at West Monroe Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong youthful culture that promotes blending your personal and work lives

    Cons

    Company could be more transparent with promotion policies. A past Sr Manager fabricated a scenario to get a direct report promoted. Several consultants verified these statements were not true but in the end it was about politics not the truth.

    There is a lot of emphasis on "going out" and drinking with your peers. If you don't participate enough, you are deemed out of the circle.

    You will be working on primarily small/mid sized clients in your industry vertical lacking exposure to larger clients.

    Nepotism is rampant

    Advice to Management

    Take 360 feedback seriously. Negative upward reviews should not be rewarded with promotion. This indicates the employee lacks leadership and management skills. It also shows your employees that bad behavior can be rewarded!

    Encourage a balance of work and home life without professional consequences


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great starting company but leave before you get pigeonholed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good management team

    Cons

    Up or out culture, does not necessarily use its talent wisely.


  9. Strong, growing firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversified service offerings have helped the firm grow exponentially

    Cons

    For a firm that has it's own talent acquisition group, there is quite a bit of turnover.


  10. Exceptional firm comprised on exceptional people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Experienced Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - People - everyone is smart, driven, friendly, and fun
    - Project based work
    - Big emphasis on professional development as well as personal goals and success
    - Opportunities - you have the chance to wear many different hats and focus your experiences on a variety of things that are interesting to you and you certainly wouldn't have the chance to do at a large firm

    Cons

    - Salaries are okay but not great - as WMP is a consulting firm, they should work to increase by ~10%
    - Rapid growth - the firm is growing so quickly that there are risks associated with people they bring in


  11. Helpful (5)

    Senior Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners

    Pros

    Team culture, Care about customers, Transparency

    Cons

    There is a small inner circle that decides who is in and who is out!
    Better integration of companies they acquire!



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