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Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 15 February 2019
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  1. "A great first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Variety of work both geographically and across sectors
    - Good work life balance in London office
    - Learning a broad set of skills
    - Great mentors with a down-to-earth demeanour

    Cons

    - Pockets of the business less mature and mentorship suffers
    - Teething problems (e.g. integrating acquisitions) as the business has grown


  2. "Presentation Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Presentation Designer in London, England
    Former Employee - Presentation Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible attitude to working. Working from home, company laptops

    Cons

    No real opportunity for promotion.

  3. "Great culture with loads of flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Knowledge Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Knowledge Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements - can work from home on accession or make up hours if need to leave earlier or have a longer lunch break due a doctor’s appointment.

    Cons

    Long working hours


  4. "Great firm to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Early responsibility
    - Collegiate atmosphere; great people

    Cons

    - Limited range of projects


  5. "Best place to start a career with great feedback system, support network and training program"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Training is a continuous theme
    2. Mentors - from informal mentoring to formal career advisers and a lot of support in between , you will never feel blinded in this company
    3. Transparency and equality - OW London is super open about feedback and how promotions work, and the consultants do tend to progress fast
    4. Socials - with different themed happy hours, a bunch of socials, and parties and team dinners, you get to know your teammates well
    5. Supportive environment - people love to help and usually reachable within an email

    Cons

    1. Nice if we had more free food, but hey not complaining, we already have corner coffee rooms and free beer and breakfast
    2. LOVE THIS FIRM, cannot find anything I do not like


  6. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent development opportunities and great people.

    Cons

    Limited variety of projects available.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic environment for professional growth"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, fun opportunities, supportive culture. The focus on sector expertise creates a fantastic environment for learning.

    Cons

    Lack of perceptiveness to upward feedback among partner group.

    Advice to Management

    Implement 360 reviews and enforce more partner oversight.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Oliver Wyman"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, decent perks, great office location, good opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, lacking in diversity of thought, low EQ/high IQ environment

    Advice to Management

    Broaden diversity of thought and personalities at top level; actually implement your internal strategies/aspirations (put your money and effort where your mouth is)


  9. "Pretty decent company"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sensible leadership, nice perks, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Content can be a little dry, but goes with the territory.


  10. "Talent Manager"

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

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Great rem, people and culture

    Cons

    Not very well structured and behind the times in terms of processes.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency of wider firm strategy and commercials.