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West Monroe Partners Reviews

Updated February 3, 2019
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Pros
  • "WMP has a great work-life balance which isn't true of most consulting firms" (in 16 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
  • "The company culture is a charade from the top down and as a result throughout each division offices" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Long hours and poor work/life balance is guaranteed (consulting standard)" (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. "Fantastic Office Culture and Work/Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - great office culture promoting continued learning and collaboration
    - encourage growth within position and taking on new, more challenging responsibilities
    - amazing team-oriented work environment
    - excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    - No cons per employment experience

  3. "Fun, challenging & rewarding place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership places emphasis on fostering an upbeat, engaged & collaborative culture across the offices. Accomplishments and life events that are both personal and professional are celebrated. There are many opportunities to get involved with internal initiatives, both strategic and those based on personal interests via committees. Community service and philanthropic efforts are supported and promoted.

    Cons

    Staffing process could be a bit more structured, though this seems to be a pain point across many firms.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in training opportunities and career growth for employees! Overall, keep up the great work.


  4. "Be cautious of being over sold"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An amazing CEO who drives the organization, and has an amazing vision.

    Cons

    Contrary to the brand, this is not a diverse or inclusive environment. There are significant issues in the internal functions more so then the client facing roles. The human resources team has faced extremely heavy turnover, and this would point to a greater strategic issue. Other than the marketing area, there is much work to be done to have the internal functions operate at the level that is needed to support a highly functioning and utilized client facing workforce.

    Advice to Management

    It is imperative that an objective deep dive into the turnover issues of the support functions be analyzed. In the current market, it is more imperative than ever to ensure that the client facing staff receive the proper support they deserve.


  5. "Well-rounded, the total package"

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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

    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


  6. "Manager"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, fast paced growth, opportunity for ownership

    Cons

    scalability issues, favoritism, lack of standardization across offerings


  7. "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

  8. "People First"

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture, Endless Opportunities"

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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 (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


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.