West Monroe Partners has been named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their 2016 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in Fortune magazine. Ranked 16 out of 100 in the mid-size category, this is the fourth consecutive year West Monroe has received this honor. Divided into two categories, Small (25-100 employees) and Medium (101-999 employees), the list has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past twelve years.
West Monroe Partners won this accolade based on employees' anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at work. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. Among the findings from the study: trust fuels business performance. The Best Small and Medium Workplaces not only provide a better experience for their people, but also enjoy roughly three times the revenue growth of their peers.
“Winning this award is more than just adding another plaque on our awards wall or social media post – winning this award means we continue to foster an environment that is challenging to our people, putting them first as we build the next generation of leaders,” said Kevin McCarty, CEO and co-founder of West Monroe. “We are extremely proud of the culture we have built – and that we’ve been successful maintaining it as we grow.”
“There’s a generosity of spirit that infuses the Best Small and Medium workplaces—one that has a measurable return,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work. “Whether it’s funding employee ‘passion projects’ or giving surprise gifts to customers, the best workplaces give it away. And they get it back in the form of inspired people who innovate harder and generate higher revenue.”
Gary Beu, Managing Director of People and Leadership at West Monroe Partners, said, "There are countless workplace recognition awards but none we've received are more important to us than Fortune's given its rigor, prestige and the diversity of quality companies we are held in comparison to."
The Best Small and Medium Workplaces is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. West Monroe Partners also ranked as a best workplace for Giving Back and Millennials by Great Place to Work and Fortune.
Published together with our partner, Fortune, the Best Small & Medium Workplaces rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 52,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Employees completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues.
Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for all – not only do the majority of their employees experience the company as a great place to work, but this experience is consistent across the organization, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role, or other personal characteristics. The companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same complexity in size and scope were selected for the list. Companies with fewer than 100 employees compete for placement on the 50 Best Small Workplaces list, and companies between 100 and 999 employees compete for placement on the 100 Best Medium Workplaces list.