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West Monroe Partners Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "WMP has a great work-life balance which isn't true of most consulting firms" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Great Culture, Growing Company, Good Outlook" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work / Life balance can be uneven" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The company culture is a charade from the top down and as a result throughout each division offices" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 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

    Cons

    - 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


  2. "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and there is no shortage of it!

    Cons

    - Promise of meritocracy is a lie. Promotions are nearly 100% based on how well your CA argues for you.
    - All kinds of promises are made about how they'll grow you as a technologist. Take it with a grain of salt.
    - The most important thing is billable time. Be prepared for that culture.

  3. "Okay place to start career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Social Activities, Size, People

    Cons

    Pay a lot lower than other firms, Not engaging work,


  4. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, great people, high autonomy

    Cons

    Few cons, maybe better compensation


  5. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time

    Pros

    The culture is good and the people are nice.

    Cons

    Pay is lower compared to other firms


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work for Consultants"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time

    Pros

    Company Culture
    Social Events
    Professional Development model
    Promotion of community involvement

    Cons

    Sells projects where there is quite a bit of evidence of abusive client relationships
    Promotion of professional development depends on Advisor

    Advice to Management

    Provide a more critical look at projects that increase employee turnover
    Still very much so in the “anything for money” mindset


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Monroe Partners full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting and intelligent people who genuinely enjoy working with one another.

    Cons

    Extracurricular activities can be a bit overvalued

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, fantastic culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Monroe Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits package, really great culture that is promoted firm-wide throughout its various offices around the country

    Cons

    The career trajectory for internal/administrative departments is a bit unclear and could be developed to a greater extent


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A perfect blend of challenging and rewarding work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WMP has a great work-life balance which isn't true of most consulting firms. The unique blend of very technical projects within a consulting frame is what sets WMP apart from similar firms. Constantly wins awards for "Best Workplace" and I can attest to this.

    Cons

    None come to mind at the moment.. Will let you know if I find one!

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow, make sure to keep the great culture!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great firm to work for"

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    Former Employee - Experienced Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Experienced Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The right balance of a traditional corporate culture and the youth and innovation of a start-up; lots of room for growth; good compensation/benefits; manageable work-life balance; kind, smart, and supportive colleagues and senior management; ability to travel; not stuffy or uptight

    Cons

    Depends on practice, but not the most engaging or impactful work; company culture can get a little cliquey; tend to hire same breed of person/worker; could use some more diversity in terms of work style/personality

    Advice to Management

    Encourage senior management to engage with newer consultants on their project teams; put more effort into retaining talent


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