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Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 13 August 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    True meritocracy, with great opportunities to do cutting edge work; flexible options to manage worklife balance

    Cons

    Staffing opportunities could be more transparent


  2. "Oliver Wyman"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, varied work, good office location

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, confused strategy

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your life, get a real job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    If you're either lucky or suck up to the right person and your 2006 Thinkpad is working you might get some interesting work. Otherwise, you're just consulting plankton.

    They occasionally hire people who haven't been to Oxbridge

    Cons

    The thing which struck me the most was the difference between how people looked in reality compared to their Outlook profile picture. Most had gained a significant amount of weight and looked to have aged at least 3x as much as normal.

    All but two of the other team members (around 20-30 in total) I had in all of my projects were male.
    If you didn't go to Oxbridge your opinion is lower in value.
    In spite of diversity being something that was talked about a lot every set of new intake seemed to be 90% male
    If you have to talk about work-life balance that much it's clear that you don't value it at all.
    They fared badly in the gender pay gap report; secretaries aren't paid as much as consultants.
    Totally inefficient and outdated ways of working. I've worked for companies which can achieve twice the effort with half the number of people.
    If you do survive long enough you become an office misery who becomes responsible for making podcasts.

    Advice to Management

    Get some management consultants in to tell you what you should do.


  4. "-"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people
    Good reputation
    Variety of projects

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours
    Unpredictable location
    Heavy focus on financial services

    Advice to Management

    -


  5. "Smart People Doing Innovative Stuff"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, relaxed environment, very approachable management team, huge focus on diversity, some great perks, handy gym in the building, plus some really cool and groundbreaking work going on!

    Cons

    The recruitment process can be slow, but worth the wait

    Advice to Management

    The company is growing quickly, both organically and through acquisition - try to hold on to the small company vibe with the strong focus on people


  6. "Great employer!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Lead in London, England
    Current Employee - Client Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities delivering great projects alongside smart colleagues.

    Cons

    None. None at all. None whatsoever.


  7. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience, opportunity to meet C-suite

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor; 80% on the road

    Advice to Management

    Listen

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast career progression
    Very international
    Good compensation
    Super high achievers
    Nice people

    Cons

    Too focused on FS
    Loads of travel


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Down to earth firm with very smart and genuine people. Excellent opportunities to develop professional skills. Work hard, play hard culture.

    Cons

    Project mix heavily weighted towards finance and risk within financial services. Difficult to get on very exciting / transformational projects. Hours can be very long and inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more communication on overarching strategy of firm. Broaden project mix to move away from dependency on Finance and Risk.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A supportive employer that lives its values"

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

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong values that are reflected in management communications, policies, the firm's internal investments and teams' ways of working.
    Friendly, collegial atmosphere.
    Great learning curve.

    Cons

    Working hours can be long.
    Multi-specialist model means there are few opportunities to work in some industries.


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