West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, today announced that it has been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by consultancy Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
West Monroe Partners ranked 19th on the list of top 30 consulting and professional services workplaces. The results draw from surveys of 36,750 employees who assessed their firms’ leadership, benefits, camaraderie, work-life balance, and other factors essential to a happy, high-functioning team. More than 325 West Monroe employees completed the survey, awarding the firm high ratings for level of responsibility granted, contributions to the community, management competency, communication, rewards, challenging work, and other areas.
West Monroe Partners also ranked 26th among 50 companies recognized as Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2017.
“It is very gratifying to receive recognition from Great Place to Work and Fortune again in 2017 and particularly to be included among workplace leaders in our profession,” said Kevin McCarty, president and CEO of West Monroe Partners and one of the firm’s co-founders. “Our mission is to build the next generation of leaders, and to be successful at that we must have a workplace that attracts and retains great people and talent. Maintaining a unique, people-focused culture and work environment has been a fundamental part of who we are since our founding—and every one of our employee owners takes pride and personal responsibility for making sure it stays that way.”
Founded in 2002 in Chicago, West Monroe Partners has grown to 11 offices across the United States and more than 800 consultants. It has received numerous national and regional accolades for its workplace and human resource practices. Great Place to Work and Fortune previously have recognized West Monroe Partners as a Best Workplace for Recent Grads (2016), Best Workplace for Giving Back (2016), Best Workplace for Millennials (2015 and 2016), and Best Medium Workplaces (2016).
“It’s no secret that the value of a professional services organization lies in its people,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work. “The Best Workplaces invest in their staffs’ knowledge and wellbeing, creating a high degree of trust that’s reflected in their work for clients.”
The Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work—CertifiedTM organizations.
Published together with Fortune, the Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services ranking is based on feedback from more than 36,750 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified organizations in the consulting or professional services sectors. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the building blocks of a great workplace. Employees rated leadership strength, benefit quality, opportunities for professional growth and support for work-life balance, among other factors. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less.
Earning a place on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a Great Place to Work For All™. Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees experience a great place to work, but these experiences are highly consistent regardless of who people are or what they do within the organization. Results were considered based on the complexity of the employee population and relative to peer performance.
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.