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Integrated Project Management Company Overview

Burr Ridge, IL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1988, our essential purpose is to provide exceptional leadership to transform strategies and solutions to sustainable results. As a business consulting firm, we solve complex problems and plans and executes strategically critical projects across multiple industries ... Read more

Mission: We are a community grounded by our mission and beliefs. Our values are our cornerstone. The dedication to our people is the IPM difference - we are a company that cares. We are a family. It’s not a software or a product that makes us successful &ndash ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're proud to announce that IPM is one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services as ranked by Great Place to Work US and Fortune Magazine!

    2018 Great Places to Work - Business Consulting | IPM

    IPM has been honored by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services.

  • We are thrilled to be listed as No. 21 on the 2018 Crain's Chicago Business Best Places to Work list! This honor is especially exciting because it validates our commitment to our work family members as our most important asset:

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Integrated Project Management Company – Why Work For Us?

Not just a consulting firm. IPM is a place to call your home – your family. Choosing a career at IPM is choosing to be a part of something different. At IPM, we solve complex projects, execute critical and strategic plans, bust most importantly, we high-five and celebrate as one.

Every business has good ideas; but even the best ideas have no value if they can’t be brought to life. We change the way businesses achieve their goals. Since 1988, IPM has helped more than 400 companies in multiple industries identify, plan, and execute their good ideas – more than 4,000 projects and counting. Today, we use established processes to plan and execute initiatives, with the aim of helping our clients achieve their strategic goals and positioning them for future success.

Our employees and group of consultants utilize process, discipline, and leadership to break down functional silos, engage stakeholders, and ensure our client initiatives are completed within budget, scope and schedule.    

Together, we are leaders within our profession.

Beyond professional skills that our employees hold, all IPM employees embody our values: honesty, integrity, caring, respect, responsibility, excellence, humility, and spirituality. 

As one IPM family, we share a deep commitment to our passion for excellence, but also to each other. With our unique, values-centered culture, we always encourage growth, offer support to one another, and work hard to improve and positively influence the community in which we live. We offer more than job security. In consideration of our employees' commitment to IPM, we promote and employ compassion by meeting you at every stage of life. 

We put you first becasue we know that your best quality work happens when we make you and your future our priority. 

Because our employees are our most important asset, our compensation package includes:

Compensation and Benefits:

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance coverage for employees 

  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time

  • 401(k) matching

  • Annual performance bonus potential

  • Business development incentives

  • Cell phone reimbursement

Personal Development:

  • Full-time employment with a growing company whose management is committed to job stability

  • Bench time in between projects dedicated to personal and professional development

  • Formal new hire orientation to position you for success

    Paid training and certification

    100% promotion from within

Work-Life Balance:

  • Quarterly social activities

  • Philanthropy driven culture

Passionate about our employees reaching their full potential and aspirations.

Our focus is on the development of each person at IPM because when we enjoy what we do, together, we achieve our mission as a company – to maximize job security and to involve all employees in achieving this goal. IPM’s values-driven, self-motivated, and highly-skilled “family members” are our most important assets and the source of our differentiation. We want to ensure that our employees are challenged, provided growth opportunities, and treated fairly with respect and dignity.

We selectively recruit, train, and develop our employees with strong interpersonal skills to complement their solid business and technical acumen. We bring together world class talent, from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, all while providing a unique and family-oriented environment that stimulates learning and career growth.

What to expect at IPM:

Our employees receive ongoing education from our full-time, internal trainers, and attend industry conferences and training to maintain current on evolving best practices. Our training and development averages more hours per year/per employee than most Fortune 500 companies.  Most of our employees have Project Management Professional designations, and many are Six Sigma certified.

Training and education at IPM is driven by our Knowledge and Process Management (KPM) team, which uses evolving industry best practices as a toolbox of skills for our consultants to use.

Your Career Path at IPM:

PMA: Project Management Associate 

  • Less than 1 year of project management experience

PMC: Project Management Consultant

  • 0 - 3 years of project management experience

SR PMC: Senior Project Management Consultant

  • More than 3 years of project management experience
  • Must be PMP certified

PC: Principal Consultant

  • More than 10 years of project management experience
  • Must be PMP certified
  • Bachelor's degree/equivalent experience of IPM Sr. PMC


  • More than 3 years of project management experience
  • More than 1 year of IPM project management experience

Managing Director

  • More than 5 years experience at IPM as PMC & Director
  • Bachelor's degree/equivalent experience MBA (preferred)

Rotational Careers: 

BD: Business Development Associate

  • More than 5 years of project management experience

KPM: Knowledge & Process Management - Training and Strategic Realization 

  • More than 5 years of project management experience
  • More than 3 years of project management experience
  • Must be PMP certified

When you choose a career at IPM, you are choosing to give back. Giving back is a core principle of Our Mission & Beliefs, the ideals we live by everyday. Through Integrated Project Mercy, our employees dedicate their time and talents to their communities while strengthening their relationships with each other.

Each of IPM’s seven offices selects a different charity to support every quarter, generally focusing on children, education, or the underprivileged. Through these efforts, IPM employees have raised thousands of dollars while contributing to hundreds of hours to help those in need.

Imagine being part of a group of individuals that understands it’s our responsibility to one another, as well as to the economic and societal future of this country to preserve the positive elements of free enterprise, and extend a helping had to those in need.

We are the company that cares.

Our IPM family consists of leaders that share one common goal - to remain ethical, honest, and moral to deliver unmatched quality, not only to our clients but to the environment in which we work. Our family of leader's stem from diverse backgrounds, specialities, and industries, but are proud to call one place their home - IPM.

Each member of our family brings excitement to our profession each day. They are the back-bone of our success.

We are always looking for more individuals who are committed and eager to learn, press forward, and add to the success of our 180-member family - and growing!

Join our family today!

Integrated Project Management Company Reviews

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Integrated Project Management Company Founder, President & CEO C. Richard Panico
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    "Project Management Consultant"

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    I have been working at Integrated Project Management Company full-time


    Culture, Expert Level Project Management Consultancy & Leadership, Benefits


    No Major Cons - Travel is common with consulting but IPM does go above and beyond to attempt minimizing long term negative impacts to employees

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Integrated Project Management Company Photos

Integrated Project Management Company photo of: IPM CEO and founder Rich Panico accepts the prestigious 2017 ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence at the ILPEx Awards for Excellence Ceremony on February 22, 2018.
Integrated Project Management Company photo of: Our Q2 activities are well underway! Our Boston, Chicago, and LA folks have been supporting Habitat for Humanity, building energy efficient homes!
Integrated Project Management Company photo of: We are excited to announce the celebration of our 30th anniversary! IPM not only opened its doors in 1988, but paved the way for the field of project management. Celebrate the success of our family!
Integrated Project Management Company photo of: Q1 Project Mercy was a success! Volunteering to donate blood platelets, supporting the Sandra Wing foundation, manning phone banks for donations to St. Jude's and making Mother's Day cards!
Integrated Project Management Company photo of: Close friends and colleagues! After starting at IPM, Chait and Peter have become the best of friends. What you'll find here - IPM fosters long-lasting relationships beyond the workplace.
Integrated Project Management Company photo of: IPMers came together from all 7 locations for this quarter's staff meeting. Closing out the meeting, employees met at Top Golf to enjoy some friendly competition and great food!
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Integrated Project Management Company Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Integrated Project Management Company (Chicago, IL) in March 2018.


    Phone interview with HR Specialist, personality and quantitative analytical online assessment, Skype interview with a managing director, in person interview with two directors, then a series of interviews in their Chicago office with senior level executives followed by a panel interview/presentation with three managing directors.

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Integrated Project Management Company Awards & Accolades

  • Best 50 Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America, Fortune, 2013
  • The Principal 10 Best Companies, The Principal Financial Group, 2013
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2013
  • Spotlight Award for Customer Engagement, Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), 2014
  • Best Small Workplaces(#22), Fortune, 2014
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