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West Monroe Partners Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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  • Work / Life balance can be uneven (in 10 reviews)

  • It's a consulting firm - and with that comes some challenges (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Investment in their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have never worked at an organization that invests as much as WMP does in their employees. Throughout my time here at WMP I have attended at least 5 different trainings each quarter to grow in my career. WMP just rolled out unlimited PTO that will be starting in 2018. We are not a huge consulting firm like an Accenture or Deloitte, so all our consultants have the autonomy to work on different types of projects and not have to get siloed into one specific skill.

    Cons

    Being in consulting can be hectic and you have to be able to juggle several things at once, making WMP not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep opening up new training's for employees and continue to invest in their career growth. This is probably the number one tool I see for retention of great talent here.


  2. "A uniquely mixed experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at West Monroe Partners full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, challenging work, fun culture

    Cons

    Tough to sustain for experienced hires, their definition of meritocracy is questionable

  3. "Top notch firm"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee ownership
    Culture and morale
    Reputation well deserved
    Benefits, bonuses, and rapid stock share price growth
    Moving to unlimited (flex) PTO
    Client projects variety and volume

    Cons

    Never satisfied leadership team
    You need to work figure out how things work vs easy to learn
    Very social environment

    Advice to Management

    Don't sway too far from what's made the firm special


  4. "Great community a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great community, unique culture, good benifits

    Cons

    Low salary, hard to progress fast

    Advice to Management

    More salary and opportunity to grow


  5. "Great place"

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    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

    Good environment to work
    Helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Low Pay and thats it


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Full Time Consultant, 6 Months In"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and mentorships. Higher-level, more experienced members have no problem sitting down with junior staff to discuss career development and advice. The work is engaging and important. Opportunities are diverse enough to serve you well if you move away from consulting in a few years. Good benefits and PTO as well. Places high value on community service and giving back.

    Cons

    Definitely targets a specific type. Mostly white, middle/upper class from the suburbs who went to Big Ten schools. From what I've seen, the culture varies wildly from one team to another. I personally love my team and my coworkers, but I can see the other more greek life, student body president, type-A consultants around the office (male and female). There are definitely "chosen ones": people who have the right connections to upper management and rise quickly. You'll see these faces over and over on stage at company-wide events and even in marketing material.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of "hiring for fit". You'll end up with a bunch people who all look and think the same.


  7. "Fun place to launch a career"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Experienced Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very young, upbeat, and fun culture. Lots of opportunities to step up and own tasks.

    Cons

    As the firm continues to grow the need to establish more process is starting to dampen the entrepreneurial spirit

  8. "Great Culture, Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Growing Company, Good Outlook

    Cons

    Could be more serious at times

    Advice to Management

    Make it competitive


  9. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Managed Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managed Services in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn new items and to grow within the company. Good comradery between team members. Good social events.

    Cons

    Work / Life balance can be uneven.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Bad Career Move"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Perceived Reputation, Networking

    Cons

    This company tries too hard to be something they are not. Middle management and HR try to project the image of a great company that is "Employees First" when in reality it is Profits First. Employees in this company are wowed by the benefits and they are enchanted somehow to believe they work for a great company. This of course depends on the line of business you are in. Some departments are better than others. If you are technical, avoid this place because you will forget everything you know. Most of the technical project bids get turned down due to inflated rates based on a fake reputation as "deep technologists". People seem nice (and very few really are) but it is mostly superficial. It was just a very bad experience and I am glad I am out!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to yourselves and to the people you hire. Meeting quotas is not everything.


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