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Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 19 February 2018
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Pros
  • Gute Work/Life Balance im Vergleich zu anderen Beratungen (in 31 reviews)

  • Incredibly stimulating environment - truly smart people (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • 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


  2. "Great place to work"

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    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A supportive employer that lives its values"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart and motivated people, fun culture, great travel opportunities, stretching roles, top tier clients

    Cons

    Hours can be long and unpredictable - project dependent


  6. "Great employer to work for"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    International exposure, smart colleagues, fast progression, interesting clients

    Cons

    As you would expect in consulting: can lead to long hours, not the right environment for people who don't like to travel


  7. "Insight Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Supportive and collaborative staff
    -Interesting work

    Cons

    -No really disadvantages of working here


  8. "Hmm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. Some of the business leaders impressive and demonstrate high integrity.

    Cons

    Support functions leadership poor. Active discouragement of people with a clue. Salaries, promotion, opportunities based on who you know rather than what you can do. Style over substance.


  9. "Former employee at Oliver Wyman"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people. Some really interesting work. Good place to start your career. Less bad hours than other similar companies (on the whole).

    Cons

    The same cons that apply to all strategy consulting firms.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Strong financial risk practice. Good place to develop quant skills.

    Cons

    Poor culture - Not the most EQ sophisticated company. Very little strategy work, a lot of number-crunching technical work sponsored by mid to low level management in client companies.

    Advice to Management

    Create a diverse culture. Migrate away from the low-skill technical number-crunching projects and develop strategy work to fully merit being a strategy consultancy.


  11. "Overall a good place to work"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Strong culture
    - Intellectually stimulating
    - Really strong in financial services
    - Great offsites
    - Genuinely interesting colleagues
    - Tries to address work life balance
    - Great pro bono programme

    Cons

    - Somewhat confused strategy
    - Unclear leadership (too much matrix!) and not always strongest partners
    - By definition, the people that made it to the top are the ones that "persevered" so they sometimes have a warped view on work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Being clearer on what our future vision and strategy is would be great - it feels like we've done lots of random acquisitions and have changed our matrix structure a few times but not clear why! Also the capacity drop in London junior consultants is hampering the business


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