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Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated 20 Mar 2020

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Oliver Wyman CEO Scott McDonald
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  1. "Enjoyable"

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    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

    Oliver Wyman2020-03-20
  2. "Excellent company to start a career at, with a friendly and supportive culture"

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    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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    Oliver Wyman2020-03-09
  3. "Good company"

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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

    Oliver Wyman2020-03-13
  4. "Good place to work in top management consulting"

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

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people Super smart teams Small and agile enough to design truly innovative solutions Real efforts to continuoulsy learn and grow as a firm Global operating model enables quick exchange of ideas across geographic and practice boundaries

    Cons

    Typical downside of top consultancy lifestyle Different culture in different offices, some better than others

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    Oliver Wyman2020-02-14
  5. "Good place to start your career"

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

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to see many industries and learn quickly

    Cons

    Long hours. Sometimes transactional attitude to your development from the senior team

    Oliver Wyman2020-02-21
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Commercial P&C 

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    people are good, culture is strong

    Cons

    hour are toppy, wlb could be better

    Oliver Wyman2020-01-23
  7. "Everybody pretends they care"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People at junior level are amazing

    Cons

    Very long hours, no life beyond work, very low level of EQ of managers, very modest pay and benefits for the hours and constantly projects with the restricted expense budget (you stay in a worse than average hotels)

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    Oliver Wyman2020-02-06
  8. "Friendly people, great progression"

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    Current Employee - Agent Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people and culture Really treasure meritocracy Lots of growth opportunities and still expanding Respect work-life balance more than MBB

    Cons

    Less prestigious than MBB High turnover and unstable leadership

    Oliver Wyman2020-02-02
  9. "Firm full of smart people"

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    Current Employee - AIG INSURANCE BROKER 

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great culture - Impactful strategy projects

    Cons

    - Some very quick promotions, some very slow, seems to be who you know

    Oliver Wyman2020-01-28
  10. "Ow review"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

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

    Pros

    It was a fine place

    Cons

    Nada or nothing to say

    Oliver Wyman2020-01-26
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