Nov. 4, 2022 | InBrief

My West Monroe Journey: Moving from the Big 4 to West Monroe

Struggling to decide between a mid-sized-firm and one of the Big 4? Here are perspectives from West Monroe’s leaders that made the move.

My West Monroe Journey: Moving from the Big 4 to West Monroe

The number of management consultants in the United States has increased each year since 2012, reaching more than a quarter of a million consultants in 2021. If you’re reading this article, you have likely made the decision to move to or stay in consulting. 

The next obstacle is deciding which firm is the right fit for you. There are several differences between large and mid-sized firms. One is not better than the other, but it’s important to consider what each firm has to offer and how that aligns to your own career aspirations as you’re making that decision. 

We asked some of our fellow West Monroe employees who came from a Big 4 firm—both in consulting and internal shared services—to narrow down some of those key differentiators. 

Here’s what they told us: 

What drew you to the consulting industry? 

What originally drew you toward the Big 4? 

What motivated you to leave the large-firm environment for West Monroe? 

What are some of the cultural/environmental differences you’ve experienced between the different sized firms? 

As a leader within your practice or function, do you find that our more junior consultants and specialists have more exposure to challenging projects, executive leaders, and leadership opportunities? 

No matter what stage of your career journey you’re in, deciding the right environment for you can feel challenging. Whether considering a small, medium, or large-sized firm, what is most important is finding an organization that aligns to your values and brings you fulfillment. 

If you're interested in joining a high-growth digital services firm that offers direct exposure to leadership, transparency around company financials, people representation, strategic firm decisions, and the opportunity to lead at all levels, consider West Monroe. 

No matter what size company you come from, or level of experience you bring, we'd be lucky to have you! Check out our career page to learn more. 

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