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West Monroe Partners Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
What happens when work becomes something more? Something that challenges you, inspires you, and enables you to develop your own career equity each day?

The Uncommon Blend at West Monroe conveys the deep technical proficiency and business acumen our ... Read more

Mission: Building the next generation of leaders.

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  • Happy Holidays from our West Monroe family to yours! Watch our video to hear what we’re grateful for this holiday season.

    Holiday Video 2018

    There's a lot to be grateful for this holiday season! Too often we forget to tell our friends, family, and colleagues that we are grateful for them, so this year we encouraged our employees to do just that. We asked them who they're grateful for this time of year, and to write a letter to that person telling them why.

  • Today, we hosted a national celebration for our employees, celebrating and reflecting upon the hard work of our people. It is because of their diligence, commitment, and values that we are able to foster our award-winning culture. Thank you to our people for making us a great place to work!

    West Monroe Partners Collects 26 Awards in 2018 for Its People-First Company Culture

    Employees celebrate 2018 achievements in one day across nine offices. CHICAGO - Nov. 16, 2018 - West Monroe Partners, a national business and technology consulting firm, announced it is hosting a national celebration today for its employees in honor of the firm's 26 awards won in 2018.

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West Monroe Partners – Why Work For Us?

What happens when work becomes something more? Something that challenges you, inspires you, and enables you to develop your own career equity each day?

The Uncommon Blend at West Monroe conveys the deep technical proficiency and business acumen our consultants bring to help our clients solve their biggest challenges every day. But it’s more than just that, from Seattle to New York and across our offices in between, we believe in creating an environment that allows all of our people to own their career development.

Our award-winning culture is built on the belief that investing in our people and building the next generation of leaders is key to our success. We’re all owners, empowered to make decisions that drive our business, and each other, forward each day. Accepting the challenge means joining an inclusive culture where the best ideas win and everyone shows up for each other each and every day.



You’ve invested a lot in developing your expertise. Come share it at a firm that’s invested in you. Talent valued here.

In the world of professional services, there are many quality organizations, many possible directions in which you can take your career and many opportunities that await you.

Whether you are just beginning your career or you are looking for new challenges, it is important to look for an organization that will help you grow personally and professionally: develop your knowledge and talent, explore new directions, and make an impact through your work—both at your company and for your clients. 

If you are looking for exceptional professional experience in a unique, people-focused consulting environment, we think you'll like what you find at West Monroe Partners. 

West Monroe, though experienced on many fronts and in many industries, does not come to the marketplace telling clients what we can do to them or for them. Instead, we work with clients to outline their success criteria and collaboratively work with them to achieve the goals have developed.

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West Monroe Partners supports the hiring of Veterans and recognizes their leadership, loyalty, integrity, and commitment to excellence. The values and skills of our Nation’s Veterans align with our values and what we are seeking in future team members.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state, or local law.



When we opened West Monroe Partners, we set out to build a different kind of consulting firm. What made this possible is the set of values we adopted on day one and have practiced every day since.

We put our people first.

We are 100 percent employee owned. 

We don't settle for anything less than the best client service. 

Stewardship is everyone's responsibility. 

Integrity is paramount. 

Practical innovation drives better results. 

We respect diverse experiences and thought. 

Meritocracy provides opportunities. 

We seek the best and brightest. 

We strive for quality before growth. 

We are responsive by remaining nimble. 

We have fun at work. 

We don’t just want to do well; we want to do good. 

We at West Monroe Partners aspire to provide social and environmental leadership—helping those less fortunate, building strong communities, and contributing to sustainable growth that secures our resources for the future.


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    - Employee Stock Ownership Program
    - Collaborative (not competitive) Culture
    - Centralized staffing model where consultants are not responsible for staffing themselves
    - Leadership seems mindful of staffing adequate number of resources on each project, resulting in less change of burn out.
    - Feels like you're a member of one big family


    - Base Salary is lower (~10 to15% lower) than the big 4.

    Advice to Management

    - Nothing. Leadership is doing a fantastic job.
    - Continue People First mentality

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West Monroe Partners Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at West Monroe Partners.


    Phone interview with HR, followed by a phone interview with a senior employee. This was then followed by several in person interviews of various types (behavioral, case, fit). I met with people at various levels.

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West Monroe Partners Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work in Chicago, Crains Chicago, 2018
  • Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services, Great Place to Work® and Fortune, 2018
  • 50 Companies That Care, People Magazine, 2018
  • 2018 Best Firms to Work For, Consulting Magazine, 2018
  • 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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