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Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 7 December 2018
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  1. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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.

  3. "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)


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Poor work environment"

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    Former Employee - Principal in London, England
    Former Employee - Principal in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing support staff
    Very smart grad intakes

    Cons

    Too many slides
    Poor work life balance
    Little or, no diversity
    VERY POOR environment at work on the whole. Hierarchical and rude

    Advice to Management

    Try humility :) And, find a bit of diversity (in all senses of the word)


  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Too much travel all the time

  8. "Great place to work"

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    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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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.