1. WEST MONROE PARTNERS
West Monroe is a progressive business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate its businesses at peak performance. The company’s 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. The company believes that delivering the best results for its clients is dependent on investing in and nurturing the talent that makes it all possible. The first tenant of its values is “People First” – and, since day one, the company’s leadership has focused on doing right by its people.
One of the reasons West Monroe has once again placed on the top spot of the Best Companies to Work For list is that it cares deeply about its employees’ career equity. There is a genuine desire from the company to put people on projects they care about, give people stretch assignments, and develop the next generation of leaders. West Monroe is dedicated to the communities in which its people work and live. Through its 1+1+1 Program, the company contributes 1% of its time, profits and talent to local organizations.
2. ALSTON & BIRD
With more than 800 attorneys, Alston & Bird is a full-service, leading AmLaw 100 law firm. The firm provides legal counsel and services to domestic and multinational clients across a broad range of industries. Its mission is to provide the highest-quality legal advice and responsiveness by assembling and nurturing the strongest array of legal talent and expertise to meet the challenges its clients face today.
A critical component of ensuring that Alston & Bird provides effective and integrated services is the firm’s unique culture, which has been repeatedly recognized for fostering teamwork among the lawyers and with the clients. Alston & Bird has a number of programs designed to reinforce its values, mission, and vision. Core values include integrity, consideration for others, fairness, merit, diversity in backgrounds and interests, good humor, and collegiality. One of these programs is TOP ECHELON, Alston & Bird’s internal service program designed to cultivate an energized workforce with a passion for service and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement. The staff gathers for 10 minutes daily to set game plans and make suggestions to management, stay informed of key decisions, and have fun. Alston & Bird also hosts its annual ABBY awards. This award show is an opportunity for the firm to express gratitude to attorneys and staff.