May 25, 2017 | Press Release

Great Place to Work® names West Monroe to 2017 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Chicago list

Great Place to Work® names West Monroe to 2017 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Chicago list

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Chicago, IL – West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, today announced that it has been named one of Chicago’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces—a ranking researched by Great Place to Work® and published by its media partner, Fortune.

West Monroe Partners ranked 7th on the list of 25 Chicago-area small and medium-sized workplaces. The results are based on feedback from more than 81,000 employees at Great Place to Work®—Certified™ organizations with locations in the Chicago area. Employees completed an anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, such as management transparency, professional development opportunities, meaningful work, promotion equity, and the generosity of benefit programs. More than 300 West Monroe employees completed the survey, awarding the firm high ratings for great challenges, atmosphere, rewards, pride, communication, and bosses.

“Our goal has always been to create a distinctive work environment that attracts and retains great talent and encourages great work. Today, as we pursue our mission to build the next generation of leaders, the quality of our workplace is every bit as important as it was when we were getting off the ground as a new consultancy,” said Doug Armstrong, senior managing director and leader of West Monroe Partners’ Chicago office. “We are very proud to be recognized among Chicago’s best workplaces—and particularly in rankings such as those developed by Great Place to Work® because they are based on the feedback of our own people.”

Founded in Chicago in 2002, West Monroe Partners has grown to 11 offices across the United States and more than 800 people, including more than 500 in Chicago. 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 Consulting & Professional Services (2017), Best Workplace for Recent Grads (2016), Best Workplace for Giving Back (2016 and 2017), Best Workplace for Millennials (2015 and 2016), and Best Medium Workplaces (2016).

The ranking rewards organizations where not only a majority of employees experience a great place to work but also where experiences are highly consistent, regardless of who people are or what they do in the organization. Scores take into account the complexity and size of the employee population. Companies are rewarded based on how much of their business is located in Chicago. Survey results are highly reliable, having a 95-percent confidence level and a margin of error of five percent or less.

The Best Workplaces in Chicago is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and published in Fortune. Rankings are based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work—Certified™ organizations. To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists, visit Great Place to Work’s website.

About West Monroe Partners

West Monroe is a progressive 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 800 professionals 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

About Great Place to Work

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.

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