- By: Ken Siegman
West Monroe Partners, a full-service 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 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. This was the first year the West Monroe Los Angeles office eligible to participate, based on local headcount criteria. Companies are categorized based on U.S. headcount for the purposes of the awards.
“Receiving the top honor in our category is a remarkable achievement the first year out, and validates the significant investment we have made to build an outstanding team and develop the next generation of leaders in this market,” said Ken Siegman, senior director and head of the Los Angeles office. “Our focus on our “people first” culture and growth opportunities for all our employee-owners differentiates us from other consulting firms and helps us retain our top talent.”
West Monroe’s Los Angeles office has more than 25 employees and serves more than 15 clients across Los Angeles region in key industries, including banking, energy and utilities, healthcare and private equity. The office’s headcount has grown by 42% since the first of the year in response to strong growth projections and momentum in the local market.
Like all West Monroe Partners 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 North America and a team of more than 850 consultants—in part by remaining 100-percent employee owned. Its innovative human resources practices enable people at all levels contribute to the company’s direction, and through its December 2012 conversion to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), to share in its results.
Nationally, West Monroe has been listed as a top company to work for by Consulting Magazine and Vault Inc., and has been named by Great Place to Work® Institute and FORTUNE as one of the best workplaces in the United States on its Best Small & Medium Workplaces list 2013-2016, as well as a top workplace for millennials in 2015 and a top workplace for giving back in 2016.
The publication celebrated all 2016 honorees at an event at the J.W. Marriott on August 16.