West Monroe Partners Consulting Internship

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3.9 of 5 stars

A successful internship with a fast growing and well cultured company
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Career development, company culture, well rounded and friendly employees


Downers

Firm was little small so had limited resources. Limited mobility in workgroups.


Advice to Potential Interns

The firms is very employee and culture center. Work hard play hard mentality is a must. Pay is slightly lower than average.


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4.2 of 5 stars

Awesome if Consulting is you're thing
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Small firm with a really cool group of people


Downers

It's consulting so not always the most fun work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be outgoing and not afraid to talk to the people there


Sample Interview Questions

Fizz Buzz


Would You Recommend

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3.6 of 5 stars

not constantly challenged
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the people I met were friendly and worked well along side everyone


Downers

the work was not as fast -paced as i was expecting - felt like they over-hired on the intern end


Advice to Potential Interns

know what exactly you will be doing


Advice to Management

ensure that interns are pushed to think, not just do


Would You Recommend

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3.6 of 5 stars

Dive Right Into Consulting!
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

-The People at WMP

-Interactions with HR

-Intern Project

-Type of Work


Downers

-Travel Amount


Advice to Potential Interns

-Truly evaluate the size of a company you want since that drastically affects the types of culture and type of roles you'll be in for the beginning of your career as well as your internship

-Network all that you can to really see the type of people at WMP you could be working with


Sample Interview Questions

-N/A


Advice to Management

-More training opportunities on Friday would have been great

-An extra day or two of training (Consulting 101) would have been very helpful

-From what I learned, the compensation may need to increase


Would You Recommend

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4.3 of 5 stars

Sustainability Fellow Manages Successful Project
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Good learning opportunity, given room to take ownership of a project


Downers

Some internship team activities distracted from project work / career growth


Advice to Potential Interns

Take advantage of the opportunity, seek out responsibilities


Advice to Management

Give the interns opportunity to try new things and grow themselves and the company's service offerings


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4.4 of 5 stars

Rewarding and successful consulting experience with alot of exsposure to the real world.
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The work that I performed was done directly for a client, and was utilized.


Downers

At this time I can't say that I disliked anything.


Advice to Potential Interns

Must be motivated and willing to learn.


Advice to Management

At this time I don't believe that I disliked any aspects of West Monroe Partners.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great internship, lots of hours, lots of work, fun
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Fun experience


Downers

Hours were decent, but a lot more is expected if you go full-time. Not enough internal/external support on solo-projects - out there expectations occasionally


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great experience. Network, and work hard.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

A great opportunity to do meaningful work with a company I've come to love
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I felt like I actually contributed meaningful work and effort to the client projects I was on


Downers

I honestly can't remember (it was 6 years ago)


Advice to Potential Interns

We treat our interns like full-time employees - we set expectations and goals, give them real client work, and evaluate their performance just as we do full-time people - it gives them an as "accurate as possible" taste of what it's like to be a consultant. I think this ultimately allows them to decide if 1) consulting is right for them (it's not for everyone) 2) if WMP is right for them 3) if they are right for WMP.


Advice to Management

I actually have critique here for the current intern class (not my own) - if the interns can be client facing, let them focus on that - I know all of the interns were involved in an internal initiative with regards to the Innovation Network, but I found that it was taking away from the opportunities that the current interns had to be client facing (an intern I worked with at ComEd)


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4.3 of 5 stars

West Monroe Partners - The Full Consulting Experience in 12 Weeks!
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

coaching and mentorship, exposure to business development, professional development, and exposure to working with directors


Downers

i was unable to travel, and was frustrated by the lower skill level of other interns.


Advice to Potential Interns

You do work expected of full time employees, and are never 'the intern.' They are also very encouraging of meeting as many people as possible and looking at other groups in the firm.


Advice to Management

A housing stipend could have improved living in Chicago. I was also upset that offers were not extended in August, and the amount of miscommunication surrounding the process.


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4.4 of 5 stars

3-Month Trial Run for Full-Time Employment
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

You are treated the same as a full-time hire, getting opportunities and exporsure to many different things. In addition, the support structure put in place is wonderful.


Downers

The compensation, specifcally housing. I would have liked to stay close to the office, but there was no subsidy for housing, so I had to stay further from the office, reducing my opportunities to spend more time with my co-workers.


Advice to Potential Interns

In the consulting world, much of the success that you have comes down to the experience and people you are exposed to. Make sure that you think "can I work with this person for 12 - 15 hours a day" as you interview with them, because you will spend more time with these people than your own families.


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