Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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Oliver Wyman CEO Scott McDonald
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273 Ratings
Pros
  • "Too many to list, but primarily great people and culture(in 65 reviews)

  • "Smart people, innovative, entrepreneurial, fun(in 65 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Smart, interesting people. Company cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Consulting industry requires long hours

  2. "Fun but flawed"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, innovative, entrepreneurial, fun

    Cons

    Partner teaming doesn’t scale, lack of relevance to c-suite,


  3. "Good place to intern"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Breakfast, socials, friendly atmosphere and nice people

    Cons

    limited support/ direction for intern, opportunity to demonstrate skills autonomously

  4. "not bad"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very Professional and Supportive People to work with

    Cons

    Long Hours, No work like balance

  5. "Good development, poor pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Down to earth culture Quick progression

    Cons

    Comp below market above entry level Lack of investment in brand FS-heavy, feels tier-2 elsewhere

  6. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, global company so lots of travel opportunity. You'll work hard on projects but HR are fair about giving you breaks where they can. There's reasonable options to ask for certain projects/industries, although it doesn't always work. You can usually push to get into a certain sector if you want to.

    Cons

    As it's such a big company, as a new consultant you might find you work with so many different people it's hard to progress and develop. The amount of support you get if you're on a particularly challenging project or struggling with a colleague on your team is entirely dependent on the manager assigned to you - so can vary a lot.

  7. "Fantastic people, but long hours"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working on interesting projects with a fantastic group of people. High impact work. Opportunity to rapidly build skill set, highly valuable in future work.

    Cons

    Unpredictable and long hours. Poor (although improving) culture around work life balance. As junior team member can have limited control over type of projects you are able to work on.

  8. "Enjoyable"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging and stimulating place to work

    Cons

    Chain of command is not clear

  9. "Excellent company to start a career at, with a friendly and supportive culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Sharp and down to earth colleagues who stick up for each other + Fast career progression if you demonstrate competence and willingness to step up to challenges, and support with development if you need more time + Non-hierarchical, partners are accessible even when busy + Emphasis on sensible work-life balance (in UK based projects) + Global staffing model means it isn't too difficult to secure a project in South Africa or Australia from London office + Recent strategy refresh has modernised OW

    Cons

    - Culture does not emphasize securing incredible exit opportunities for those who leave, though partners are generally supportive and will help you if they can - Pay does not progress as fast as MBB when you climb the ranks - Diversity (gender, sexuality, race) sub-par, though there is lots of work underway to improve that - Cultural heterogeneity between European projects when it comes to WLB (London managers are generally less intense than French / German ones)

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  10. "Good company"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working is a real benefit

    Cons

    No progression within the company

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