May 2019 | Award

West Monroe ranks No. 1 on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago List by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

West Monroe ranks No. 1 on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago List by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE
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CHICAGO- West Monroe Partners, a national business and technology consultancy, has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago, ranked by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. The firm ranked No. 1 out of 25 on the list for the second consecutive year, based on nearly 850,000 employee surveys in the Chicago area at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Employees responded to more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our people as being one of the Best Workplaces in Chicago in 2019,” said Doug Armstrong, West Monroe’s COO and Chicago office leader.

“West Monroe’s leading workplace culture is guided by our people first mentality and focus on building the next generation of leaders both in our office and with the Chicago community."

“The companies featured on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago list offer dynamic, flexible, and transparent workplaces,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These companies create cultures that invite all employees creating a competitive edge for their businesses and helping to realize the unique potential of each individual.”

Since opening its doors in 2002, West Monroe has grown to more than 1,100 employees nationally, with more than 750 employees based in the Chicago area. It serves more than 100 local clients in financial services, private equity, consumer and industrial products, energy and utilities, healthcare, and life sciences. 

Like all West Monroe offices, the Chicago team maintains a highly participatory and collaborative culture marked by an open work environment, frequent employee meetings and gatherings, a strong commitment to serving the local community through its 1+1+1 social responsibility program, and regular recognition awards.

The Best Workplaces in Chicago list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. West Monroe was recently ranked as the No. 1 Best Workplace in Consulting & Professional Services Small and Medium Companies category by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.  

About the Best Workplaces in Chicago

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing nearly 850,000 employees in the Chicago area at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture. 

About West Monroe Partners

West Monroe is a national business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate their businesses at peak performance. Our team of more than 1,100 professionals across nine offices is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists. This unique combination of expertise enables us to design, develop, implement, and run strategic business and technology solutions that yield a dramatic commercial impact on our clients’ profitability and performance. For more information, visit

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