- By: Ken Siegman
West Monroe Partners, a progressive North American business and technology consultancy, today announced that it earned first place in the Large Company category in the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” awards, produced by the Los Angeles Business Journal. This was the second consecutive year West Monroe ranked first in its category, and only the second year the company has been eligible to participate based on local headcount requirements.
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the 100 best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county's economy, workforce, and businesses. Companies are categorized based on U.S. headcount for the purposes of the awards.
“We are thrilled to receive the top honor in our category for the second year in a row,” said Ken Siegman, senior director and head of the Los Angeles office. “We strive to build an inclusive, people-first culture that makes people excited to come to work. This award validates our investment while encouraging us to set the bar even higher.”
The publication celebrated all 2017 honorees at an event at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles on August 7.
West Monroe’s Los Angeles office has 30 employees and serves dozens of clients across Southern California in key industries, including banking, energy and utilities, and private equity. The firm expects to hire several new positions through the end of the year in response to strong growth projections and momentum in the local market.
Like all of West Monroe’s offices, the Los Angeles practice maintains a highly participatory and collaborative culture marked by an open work environment; frequent employee meetings and gatherings, including an annual strategic planning retreat; a strong commitment to serving the local community through its 1+1+1 social responsibility program; and regular recognition awards. The company has rigorously maintained this culture as it has grown to 11 offices across the United States and a team of more than 850 consultants—in part by remaining 100-percent employee owned.
Nationally, the firm has been listed as a top company to work for by Consulting Magazine, Vault Inc., and Great Place to Work® Institute and FORTUNE as one of the best workplaces in the United States. West Monroe was also named by Great Place to Work as a top workplace for millennials in 2015 and as one of the 50 best workplaces for giving back in 2016 and 2017.