August 29, 2017
West Monroe, a progressive business and technology consulting firm, announced today it plans to add more than 500 jobs in Chicago over the next five years, nearly doubling the size of its current workforce downtown. Its hiring plans are part of an effort to address today’s growing tech skills gap in business and innovation, as the firm hires professionals with an uncommon blend of deep technological expertise and business acumen.
As a homegrown company in Chicago, West Monroe serves hundreds of organizations in the Chicagoland area, including dozens of Fortune 1000 companies across multiple sectors. Its success has helped fuel incredible growth for Chicago jobs: West Monroe Partners was founded in 2002 with a handful of employees and has grown at a CAGR of 35%. It now employs nearly 1,000 nationwide, and about 600 of those positions are in Chicago.
“Our growth mindset has created hundreds of jobs in Chicago since our founding in 2002,” said Doug Armstrong, Managing Director of West Monroe’s Chicago office. “Our Chicago and Midwest work style, built on client satisfaction and relationships, has fueled the incredible growth of this office. We can barely keep up with the amount of growth, which is a good problem to have.”
West Monroe’s people-focused culture and policies consistently rank West Monroe as one of the best places to work in Chicago, appearing at No. 2 on Chicago Tribune’s Best Places to Work list and No. 7 on Fortune’s Great Places to Work (Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Chicago). The firm recruits and brings to Chicago dozens of new, top-tier college and MBA graduates every fall.
The 500 newly created positions will cover all areas of the consulting business, from operations to project managers to strategists, adding technical, functional, and industry expertise, primarily in the healthcare, life sciences, energy, utilities, and financial services industries. In Chicago, the jobs will also include corporate services such as human resources, marketing, and finance. In candidates, the firm looks for an “uncommon blend” of deep technical expertise and business acumen, both at the individual and collective level.
Part of the firm’s purpose is developing professionals that strike this uncommon blend into the…