Overview

Introduction

Pace Harmon, now part of West Monroe, is an advisory and management consulting firm focused on providing business support through the entire sourcing lifecycle. Through cloud and digital transformation that embeds technology strategies and decisions into all functions and lines of business they help radically transform IT and back-office functions for major corporations. Capabilities in IT strategy and business process outsourcing, procurement, and vendor management, support large-scale technology, outsourcing, network, and other compl...

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

51-100 Employees

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Major Departments/Practice Areas

IT Transformation and Outsourcing Advisory Services


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Major Office Locations

Washington, D.C. (HQ)


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CEO (West Monroe)

Kevin McCarty


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COO (West Monroe)

Doug Armstrong

Firsthand Findings

Pace Harmon insiders describe a lean and nimble outfit where everybody gets to know one another and management is directly involved in the daily operations of the firm. If you’re looking for a close-knit team of subject matter experts, where you will learn quickly and be able to chart your own growth, this firm is for you. Early exposure to clients and a culture of mentorship make every day a learning opportunity for young and mid-career consultants.

Overall, quality of life seems to be a positive at Pace Harmon; leadership is accommodating and compassionate, and cash-heavy compensation packages make for a rewarding experience. While the smaller size of the firm means an abundance of development opportunities, consultants do admit to feeling the strain on resourc...

About the Company

In November 2020, Pace Harmon was acquired by West Monroe, a national business and technology consulting firm.

Pace Harmon is an IT and business process transformation and outsourcing advisory services firm providing guidance on enterprise optimization, complex outsourcing and technology transactions, and service provider governance. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Chicago and San Francisco.

Founded in 2003 by senior partners with Big 4 consulting heritage, Pace Harmon provides advice that help its client base of Fortune 500 and other large enterprises maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their IT and functional operations.

Pace Harmon is an employee-owned firm led by an experienced team of executive managing directors and managing directors who personally c...

Employee Reviews


  • “Managing Directors are intimately involved with every project's delivery, and younger associates at the firm learn incredibly quickly thanks to daily interaction with managing directors and subject matter experts.”
  • “Opportunities to own work early and learn from very experienced colleagues; smart, motivated coworkers who care about your personal wellbeing.”
  • “The level of responsibility you can get within the first few years is incomparable to any big consulting firm with large teams. You're typically on a project with 2-3 full-time people, meaning you have to be comfortable owning your work and working with the client directly.”
  • “You will have offers from firms that more or less do the same thing on a day-to-day basis. The difference between these firms is the people you are working with and the type of work you do. At Pace Harmon, you get to take ownership of the work you've done by presenting it to the client as an analyst; you won't see this at any other firm. Additionally, the people at Pace Harmon are the nicest, most genuine people you will find out there. Everyone has each other's back.”
  • “If you want to work on meaningful projects, as a full team member from your first day, this is the firm for you. You won't be one of many at Pace Harmon, but this means you also must be willing to chart your own path and look out for your own career development.”
  • “Opportunities to own work early and learn from very experienced colleagues; smart, motivated coworkers who care about your personal well-being.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “I think case interviews are necessary to screen for a basic business understanding and math capabilities, and the behavioral interview section is ideal in that it really helps understand who the candidate is in a more candid environment.”
  • “Ideal candidates are intellectually capable, adaptable, and good at giving and receiving feedback.”
  • “The firm's interview process is quite elaborate, with several rounds at multiple levels. Each candidate is vetted extensively for skillsets in various categories such as technical abilities, aptitude, thought process, analytical capability, consulting experience, and cultural fit.”
  • “The ideal candidate is confident, intelligent, and self-motivated. They are humble, but willing to share their expertise with others. They would be a good mentor to others at the firm, and a good teammate.”
  • “Top Qualities in an Ideal Candidate: 1) Attentive to detail; 2) Mature (i.e., can be put in front of a client); 3) Motivated. Typically, college hiring involves a resume screening by a committee, followed by on-campus first rounds, and final interviews at the office.”
  • “We call back any candidate (we have no quotas) that demonstrates poise, sharpness, intelligence, and a willingness to learn above all.”