Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 11 May 2021

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4.3
85%
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94%
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Oliver Wyman CEO Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald
375 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredibly Smart People, Impact-Driven Culture, Fun Colleagues(in 73 reviews)

  • "Growth opportunities, meeting great people(in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • "Significant work-life balance concerns especially in current work from home environment (always on culture)(in 155 reviews)

  • "Not much work-life balance - long hours(in 121 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture, very nice people"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    - People are very kind and help you develop quickly - Can take on lots of responsibility from day one

    Cons

    - Can be long hours

  2. "Limited career opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Newcastle, England, England

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, good salary

    Cons

    Hard projects, stressful, limited career opportunities, biased year end assessment system


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good projects, but great people"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The engineering here is definitely heading in the right direction, the digital department has been given a lot of freedom to shape the culture since the launch in the best way possible.

    Cons

    Only UK office location being London and Newcastle, however, they work with companies all over the country and the globe.

  4. "Great culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and amazing people

    Cons

    WLB can get quite stressful at times

  5. "Great company to work for, a bit lost on strategy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working with truly smart and intelligent people. Generally interesting and varied project opportunities. International travel opportunities is (was?) great Have started to take Diversity & Inclusion seriously over past two years (specifically targeting ethnic minorities) - hope to see some of that work seeping into the ExCo

    Cons

    Salary is lower than at peers for same level The firm over the past 2-3 years has been going through perpetual changes to its value proposition/strategy/branding - the firm at times seems a bit lost The firm used to be anti red tape and bureaucracy for the sake of bureaucracy, but we're now inundated with things to fill out in addition to all our work commitments As with all strategy firms, work/life balance is a hit or miss depending on the project

  6. "Too much FS work, bad WLB"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brand value - good company to have on CV. Smart people - everyone is super smart. Great learning opportunity. Variety of projects - as with all consulting, moving between projects is exciting. Development - good at developing people (thorough reviewing, feedback processes) Transparency - transparency in career progression & salaries. Learning - you learn quickly.

    Cons

    Work life balance - many nights working well after midnight Mostly Financial Services work - not so good if you're interested in other sectors Not challenging enough - work can be very mindless and not very challenging in early months Micromanagement - some managers can be micromanagers, which can be stifling. Pay - every consultant has done the maths... but with the hours... you're essentially on minimum wage.

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  7. COVID-19

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England, England

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and flexible working environment

    Cons

    Partners are given obscene expenses (I've seen up to £15,000 in a month) and this is on non essential work related expenses (Over Covid around £60 per day on deliveroo!)

  8. "Incredible company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, the team, the management, the benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work long hours

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  9. "Love"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Entry Consultant in London, England, England

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    amazing culture, great individuals on teams

    Cons

    no complaints on my end!

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to thrive - good employee value proposition"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    All the usual pros from consulting: Smart people, fast-paced, steep learning curve, broad diversity of projects including very high-end strategy assignments. Feels culture is more flexible and agile than in MBBs

    Cons

    Management could do more to retain talent and reduce employee turnover. Commitment on work life balance improvement is genuine but delivering limited results. Disparity of salary depending on locations - very competitive in some places, less in other

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