Sep. 22, 2017 | Press Release

West Monroe Awarded 1st Runner-Up for Best Tech Work Culture in Chicago

West Monroe Awarded 1st Runner-Up for Best Tech Work Culture in Chicago

2017 Timmy Awards

West Monroe Partners, a progressive business and technology consultancy, today announced it was awarded runner-up for Best Tech Work Culture in Chicago at the 2017 Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion.

The winners were chosen by a panel of expert judges and community votes. There was a total of four award categories, highlighting tech work culture, workplace diversity, management, and startups.

“We are honored to be recognized as a top Tech Work Culture among the city’s notable tech companies,” said Greg Layok, senior director and head of the firm’s Technology practice. “Our consulting firm is unique in that we employ entrepreneurial business consultants and deep technologists who work side-by-side to solve real business challenges every day. We don’t hide our technologists behind a wall – they are client-facing, lead projects, and create business value for our clients."

Like all West Monroe offices, the Chicago practice 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, and regular recognition awards.

The company has rigorously maintained this culture as it has grown to a team of more than 950 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.

“The Timmy Awards aim to celebrate the companies and managers that make that technological innovation possible,” says Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion and Motion Recruitment Partners. “Since the Timmy Awards were created in 2015, over 400 finalists have been celebrated for creating work environments that enable growth in the technology of various industries.”

Founded in Chicago in 2002, West Monroe has received numerous national and regional accolades for its workplace and human resource practices. Great Place to Work and Fortune have previously 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).

Award winners were announced live at a ceremony at 1871, a digital startup incubator, on Sept. 21, 2017.

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 950 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 Tech in Motion

Tech in Motion is a North American events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates in 2011, grew into an organization of over 85,000 members across 11 chapters in North America including Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County, and Toronto. Please visit for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.


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