Chicago- August 30, 2012 - West Monroe Partners, a North American business and technology consultancy, today announced that it has been named to the Vault.com 2013 Consulting 50 list. This is the firm’s third consecutive appearance on the list. West Monroe Partners ranked 24th overall, and earned top-10 rankings in eight specific “Quality of Life” criteria: green policies (3rd), hours (6th), firm culture (7th), philanthropy (7th), satisfaction (8th), innovation (9th), leadership (9th), and work-life balance (10th).
In its survey report, Vault.com points to West Monroe’s strength in work-life balance, noting, “While insiders report that long hours are often a fact of life—as they are elsewhere in the industry—the firm is notable for its attempts to mitigate this industry norm. The most obvious aspect: a generous vacation policy with days off that employees are actually able to use—a feat this not always equaled at rival firms.”
“Vault’s research confirms what we know from our own experience, which is that culture is becoming more and more important in the consulting profession,” said Dean Fischer, West Monroe Partners’ Chairman and CEO. “Since our founding, we have taken a strong stand with respect to shaping our culture. We work hard, as is typical in this profession, but by putting a ‘people-centric’ lens on everything we do, we believe we have created a very different and compelling consulting workplace.”
In its survey commentary, Vault.com also mentions West Monroe’s medium- and long-term growth potential and career development opportunities as strengths. In addition, the written profile highlights the firm’s “people-first” culture and commitment to community service.
Vault.com annually ranks consultancies using a combination of metrics. In 2013, Vault.com calculated its overall rankings using the following formula: prestige - 30 percent of the total score; satisfaction, firm culture, and compensation - each 15 percent; and work/life balance, overall business outlook, and promotion policies - each 10 percent of the total score.