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Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 21 June 2018
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  1. "Smart People Doing Innovative Stuff"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "-"

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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

    -

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


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    "A supportive employer that lives its values"

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    • 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.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • 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


  9. "Great employer to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Insight Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Supportive and collaborative staff
    -Interesting work

    Cons

    -No really disadvantages of working here


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