Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business
  One of America’s finest defining characteristics is our longstanding history and tradition of entrepreneurship: Going out on your own. Hanging out a shingle. Taking the risk to start something new. That is exactly what we did, 15 years ago. With a clean slate and no clients, a few colleagues and I met at Miller’s Pub in Chicago. On a bunch of napkins, we sketched out our ideal consulting firm. The words on those napkins included respect for diverse experience and thought, practical innovation, and quality over growth. Not insignificantly, one of them was fun. Our business is hard work. But if we’re doing it with people we enjoy and respect, why shouldn’t it be fun? Those humble words, our values, continue to guide us every day, from how we consider future investments, to how we welcome new employees, to how we treat our clients – like we wouldn’t exist without them. Because we wouldn’t. While our values have always put our people first, we would not enjoy the success and reputation we do today without the trust and confidence of our clients.
IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE to live the ultimate dream of an entrepreneur and continue our country’s distinctive legacy.
  In two weeks, employee owners from across our 10 offices will gather to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and map an even brighter future. I could not be more motivated to get working on that future — one where our uncommon blend of business-minded technologists and technology-minded business people will become our next generation of leaders. To our clients: It has been a privilege to live the ultimate dream of an entrepreneur and continue our country’s distinctive legacy. Thank you for 15 years of opportunities to collaborate, innovate, make a real difference, and, yes, also have fun along the way.  
Day in the Life: Operations Excellence Intern Edition

Day in the Life: Operations Excellence Intern Edition

At West Monroe, we approach internships differently. To be the best, we need the best, meaning our interns accepted the challenge to go beyond the typical internship. Our interns took on an array of engaging, transformative challenges, ranging from assisting on client sites/projects, to developing new and innovative software. Specifically, our Operations Excellence interns had something to say...

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Five Pieces of Advice I’m Taking from my Internship

Five Pieces of Advice I’m Taking from my Internship

After two and a half months as an intern on the Technology and Advanced Analytics team at West Monroe’s Seattle office, I’m taking a lot of advice with me back to school this fall. This experience taught me much more than what I could discuss in a single blog post, and I’m confident the skills I learned this summer will help me as I complete my final year of school and move on to the working...

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5 Benefits of an All-Inclusive Open-Office Seating Plan

5 Benefits of an All-Inclusive Open-Office Seating Plan

My internship with West Monroe Partners’ Technology team is approaching the end. As I reflect, I must say I have enjoyed every moment of it. West Monroe has always pitched themselves to potential interns and new hires as a company with a truly unique culture. As someone who has interacted with the company from within and without, I am very confident when I say the hype surrounding this...

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Three Lessons Learned from the Indeed Interactive Conference

Three Lessons Learned from the Indeed Interactive Conference

This spring I attended the Indeed Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas. Indeed accounts for more hires globally than any other source, so the conference was a great opportunity for me to hear about current trends in the market from industry leaders, and see other great speakers like Malcolm Gladwell. My initial goal was to write about what I learned when I first returned from the conference...

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Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Hackathon Series: 4 Tips for Getting Started with Kaggle

Recently, about a dozen of us at West Monroe spent an afternoon getting familiar with Kaggle, an online data science community centered around sponsored competitions. This was the first in a series of hackathons where we aim to expose ourselves to new tools and methods of data analysis. The Kaggle competitions range from the introductory ‘Titanic: Machine Learning from Disaster’ to...

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5 Internship Dos and Don’ts from West Monroe’s Inaugural Intern Class of 2007

5 Internship Dos and Don’ts from West Monroe’s Inaugural Intern Class of 2007

Internships are designed to be a win-win: students can experience a slice of what “real life” looks like at a company, and the company can evaluate potential new hires. In 2007, five of us were selected to kick off West Monroe’s first official group of interns. Believe it or not, each of us has remained with the firm and grown into leadership positions across the office.…

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West Monroe Actively Builds Tomorrow’s Leaders

West Monroe Actively Builds Tomorrow’s Leaders

West Monroe Sets the Stage Here at West Monroe Partners, our mission is to”Build the Next Generation of Leaders”.  This can be hard to believe or just downright frightening if you are new to the workforce, take it from a millennial at their first job like me. How can a brand new hire start building up leadership skills, advise on topics they have limited experience in, and continue...

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We Stand For Equal Pay

We Stand For Equal Pay

In the U.S., women earn about 76 cents per dollar earned by men on average, but the causes of the gender pay gap are a bit more complicated. Here at West Monroe Partners we are committed to doing our part to close the gender pay gap, which is why we have pledged our commitment to equal pay for equal work and experience on Glassdoor.…

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How to Love your Job: Surprising Inspiration from a Disney Short Film

How to Love your Job: Surprising Inspiration from a Disney Short Film

I had one of those “I love my job” moments the other day at a cardio class. Not as an instructor, but as a consultant (and class member). I was there to observe the experience of the class for a customer engagement project and to interview some participants afterwards. It was the first moment I realized, while doing my high knees and grapevine, that this was my job.…

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