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What happens when work becomes something more? Something that challenges you, inspires you, and enables you to develop your own career equity each day?

The Uncommon Blend at West Monroe conveys the deep technical proficiency and business acumen our consultants bring to help our clients solve their biggest challenges every day. But it’s more than just that, from Seattle to New York and across our offices in between, we believe in creating an environment that allows all of our people to own their career development.

Our award-winning culture is built on the belief that investing in our people and building the next generation of leaders is key to our success. We’re all owners, empowered to make decisions that drive our business, and each other, forward each day. Accepting the challenge means joining an inclusive culture where the best ideas win and everyone shows up for each other each and every day.

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.
Highlights from West Monroe Partners
  • West Monroe Partners Jodi Bednar

    Meet a Fairygodboss at West Monroe Partners

    • Name

      Jodi Bednar

    • Position

      Director, Energy & Utilities


    Jodi Bednar is a seasoned executive and consultant with a strong blend of business and technical acumen that enables her to deliver value for clients at any stage of transformation—from technology evaluation to network planning and design to implementation to operations management and ongoing network management.

    Jodi is an accomplished program and project leader with an extensive track record for successful transformation, including planning and deployment of complex networks. For example, she set up a project management office to oversee all aspects of a five-year strategic initiative to replace analog circuits for a large investor-owned utility. She worked with the client to establish the annual budget, operational steering committee, and program management office. She now manages the various work streams to ensure adherence with scope, schedules, and budgets.

    Jodi’s technical expertise includes extensive knowledge of both wired and wireless solutions. In particular, she has strong background in wired and wireless IP backhaul, licensed and sub-6 GHz microwave, and licensed and unlicensed point-to-multipoint and meshing technologies. She balances her technical perspective with broad industry experience in business process optimization, financial planning and budgeting, cost reduction and operational review, customer support, and sales management and optimization.

    Over the course of her career, Jodi has worked with an array of wireless communications companies (mobile and fixed), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), Internet service providers, manufacturing and technology organizations, and state and local government entities. She also has extensive experience with smart grid and smart city programs.

    Jodi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry Institute of Technology.

    When she is not busy with work, Jodi contributes as a volunteer to Chicago Cares and Food Tent.

  • West Monroe Partners Cindy Garrett

    Meet a Fairygodboss at West Monroe Partners

    • Name

      Cindy Garrett

    • Position

      Director, Customer Experience


    Cindy is an innovative, customer-focused operations executive with extensive contact center experience and a unique blend of business consulting and deep technology expertise.  She is skilled at driving change, developing competitive differentiation, and implementing cost-effective solutions while enhancing customer experience.  Over the course of her career, Cindy has held executive positions in administration, operations, and customer experience. Her professional achievements include leading large business and IT transformation efforts, optimizing customer experience, and developing and executing call center strategy.

    Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Masters of Telecommunications degree from the University of Denver. She completed the American Health Insurance Plan’s Executive Leadership Program and earned the distinction of Certified Health Insurance Executive.

  • West Monroe Partners Ragan White

    Meet a Fairygodboss at West Monroe Partners

    • Name

      Ragan White

    • Position

      Manager, Financial Services


    Ragan White is a manager with West Monroe Partner's Banks and Credit Unions practice, guiding her clients in a range of areas including financial institution organizational change management, post- implementation integration, and PMO and program management, as well as banking technology vendor selections. Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, Ragan grew her career through the banking industry in a multitude of roles ranging from residential banking to advising and securities. 

    Ragan earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Gift of Adoptions Fund, Washington State Chapter in addition to residing in the elected role of  Chief Fitness Officer and Chief Recognition Officer at West Monroe Partners.

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What Women Should Know about Working At West Monroe Partners
You are considering a career transition, that’s likely why you’re reading this.  And in a world of uncommon challenges, you want to make sure you join the right team, the one with a mix of people and mindsets to accept the challenges others won’t. At West Monroe we offer a blend of business consultants and deep technologists.  But that’s not our only blend.  We also have a blend of diverse talents and backgrounds, cultures and interests, skills and philosophies – all bound together by a “dare to be great” attitude, an assumed acceptance of any challenge that comes before us.  Our culture, our people: we’re part of the blend.

Gender diversity statistics

    • Women in workforce
    • 29%
    • Women holding senior management
    • 19%
    • Women directors on board
    • 17%

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • The Women’s Leadership Network is an employee resource group that helps women thrive at West Monroe. We work with the entire firm to foster an inclusive culture and work toward gender equality. The committee empowers individuals to learn and grow via four major initiative areas: education, mentorship, collaboration, and communication.


      We help women successfully pilot their personal and professional lives by facilitating conversations and workshops that allow us to learn from one another, engage men in discussions about challenges and opportunities, and tackle work/life integration. 


      Through our Career Champion program, we pair women with top mentors at the firm to enhance professional development opportunities, accelerate relationship-building, and increase gender equality. In its first year, 10 women are participating. [MS1] 


      We encourage an open dialog, share thought-provoking articles, celebrate our accomplishments, and communicate events and resources for women.


      We build an inclusive and safe community for women by offering networking opportunities, hosting social events, and partnering with organizations that support gender equality. 
    • Unconscious bias training
    • Yes, We introduced unconscious bias training to our Leadership Team in the fall of 2016 and then more broadly to our employee population later in Q4. We are offering Inclusion Awareness Workshops and training for our Career Advisors in 2017.
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes, Our mission at West Monroe is to build the next generation of leaders. Every employee has a Career Advisor who is accountable for helping them meet their professional and personal goals and achieving career equity.
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes, West Monroe invests heavily in our people first culture.  All of our offices host social events, foster interest based committees, and empower networking. We also host “meet ups” in our offices with several external organizations giving our employees an opportunity to build and cultivate their network.
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
    • Yes, The West Monroe Talent Acquisition function is committed to helping build our firm through diversifying our sources of talent.  We partner with several diversity student groups through our campus recruiting efforts.  We partner with JumpStart, an organization committed to introducing diverse talent to top employers.  We recently formed a partnership with Ellevate offering our firm an opportunity to meet and build relationships with talented, passionate professional women.  Finally, we are focused on continuing to foster an inclusive culture at West Monroe in order to attract and retain talent in a competitive field of options.
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for performance evaluation
    • Yes, Leaders strongly support the growth and development of all our people and budget accordingly. They have also mandated Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements through our curriculum and/or relevant external training courses. Each team member must attain a minimum of 40 CPE credits on an annual basis.
    • Sabbatical leave benefits
    • Yes, While West Monroe does not offer a formal sabbatical program, we do offer an opportunity for our employees to do good in the world. Our Fischer Fellowship Program empowers our employees to leave the firm for a period of time earning partial pay to give back to our communities in a way that is meaningful to them and their passions. West Monroe Partners has always been a community of driven, creative, and curious people, but it is our social good efforts especially that have brought out the compassion and loyalty in all of us.
    • Executive coaching
    • Yes, Some employees have taken advantage of executive coaching as part of their professional development plans.

Flexible working

    • Flexible working policies
    • While we have a number of offices, our workforce is spread throughout the US to allow us to serve clients in every market. To that end, we have many employees that live in places where we do not have an office and they generally work remotely when they aren’t traveling. Some of our employees encounter life changes that require them to move to another geographical location away from one of our offices and, in most cases, we are able to support those life changes. On a day to day basis, we provide employees with the flexibility to work from home if needed for family or personal needs. All of our employees are issued a laptop and our systems can be accessed from anywhere, allowing employees the freedom to balance their professional lives with their personal needs. Lastly, we have employees that work a reduced schedule – this allows them to continue to grow professionally, while having additional time to manage their families and home lives.

      Flexible & supportive work environment

      • [To be added in January 2018 – Flexible time-off policy, empowering you to make decisions about your vacation time]

      • Offices close for a week during the holidays to give everyone a chance to truly recharge

      • Support and resources through major life events, including internal/external coaches, phased returns to work (as needed), and real-talk discussions with internal and external experts on challenging life topics

      • Mentorship and Career Boards to help you achieve professional and personal goals

      • Flexible work arrangements

      • Dedicated resources to giving back to our external communities

      • Telecommuting options to support collaboration
    • Remote working
    • Yes, As a firm we invest in creating attractive, collaborative office space. Our employees enjoy coming into the office when not working from client sites as a result. Roughly 85% of our employees do take advantage of working from home when needed or another flexible arrangements.
    • Part-time working
    • Yes
    • Percentage of your workforce that takes advantage of flexible working
    • 85%

Parental Leave

    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes, 10 weeks
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes, 5 weeks
    • Adoptive paid leave
    • Yes, 10 weeks for the primary caregiver; 5 weeks for the secondary caregiver
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Yes

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes
    • Phased-in post-maternity return
    • Yes, We take an individual approach and work with each returning employee to help them ease back into work. Some take additional PTO at the end of their leave, some return on a part time basis for a few weeks, some work from home for a period of time. Our intention is to support the needs of each individual as they navigate their way in balancing their family and their work.
    • Fertility benefits
    • Some fertility benefits are available through our medical coverage.
    • On-Ramping/Off-Ramping before and after parental leave
    • Yes, West Monroe Partners takes an individual approach and allows flexibility in working from home, taking PTO before or after leave and/or working a partial schedule ramping up or down.

Care-taking benefits

    • Care-taking benefits information
    • We provide a Dependent Care FSA but no formal childcare program at this time.

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