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West Monroe Partners Reviews

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

  • "Competitive pay, good benefits package, really great culture that is promoted firm-wide throughout its various offices around the country" (in 24 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. "Well-rounded, the total package"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    People first
    Diverse culture and activities
    Accommodating of personal life needs
    Competitive and relevant in the market

    Cons

    Improve annual bonus
    Competitive medical benefits

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people and programs

  3. "Senior manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, leadership, fun, work, events

    Cons

    Pay could be little higher but nothing really a con

    Advice to Management

    Keep the forward process you are making


  4. "People First"

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

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Great Leadership, Career Opportunities

    Cons

    Growing Fast, Culture Fluctuates per Geography


  5. "Great Culture, Endless Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In a firm growing as quickly as West Monroe is, the opportunities to add value and make an impact are endless. Leadership is transparent, the total rewards structure is great, and the people are awesome.

    Cons

    Long hours at times - smaller project teams means more work for all


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    -collaborative and engaging people
    -ESOP
    -lots of opportunities to grow different skill sets
    -big investment in training
    -strategy is very well communicated
    -great office culture and lots of fun office activities

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the core values.


  7. "Best Work Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    West Monroe is a very flexible work place that genuinely cares about their employees. While it's still encouraged to work hard and complete high-quality work, they encourage balance in employee life. Such a fun culture to work in and everyone is down-to-earth, humble, and friendly. On more than one occasion I have been invited to coffee or lunch to just "chat" and get to know my co-workers. Very inclusive environment.

    Cons

    As with any consulting job it can be stressful at times and depending on your client it can require a lot of travel.

  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Monroe Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and they really do the best they can to take care of all your travel needs

    Cons

    low pay and can be a some what intense environment


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Through 2 Years, West Monroe Has Been a Job, But it is Nothing Special"

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

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

    Pros

    - The ESOP is a valuable reward, if you stick around long enough. Through 3 years, it will not be worth the non-competitive offered by competitors
    - The company really does try to create a positive culture
    - There are clear growth opportunities, although typically you must meet "time" requirements to be promoted, not skill requirements
    - Expense policies are quite generous, allowing for frequent happy hours and events
    - The company encourages fun by providing events on Friday afternoons and organizing weekend events

    Cons

    - You will not have the chance to develop skills in the same robust way as you may get at a Big 4. West Monroe simply cannot compete with the development skills of the Big 4.
    - West Monroe differentiates itself by saying "you will do work you find meaningful." Through 2 years, I have not done meaningful work.
    - The rewards are not competitive- health insurance is expensive for high deductible plans, and pay is not reflective of the hours worked
    - Project managers are often very stressed. Project teams do not always have great morale.
    - A friend in the industry is looking for a new job. I did not recommend he applies to WMP because I do not buy the value proposition of West Monroe as a company

    Advice to Management

    - Don't try to grow the size of the company just to increase ESOP value
    - Employees do not find the same value in "total rewards" as marketing likes to promote


  10. "Smart people, challenging work, below average compensation"

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

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

    Pros

    - brilliant people
    - ESOP
    - nice offices

    Cons

    - base comp is significantly lower than competing employers
    - the idea of a meritocracy is not always upheld
    - although decreasing, there seems to still be signs of nepotism

    Advice to Management

    - increase base comp, especially for highly skill technical consultants
    - create more recognition for non-sales related roles