Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2021

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Oliver Wyman CEO Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald
406 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredibly Smart People, Impact-Driven Culture, Fun Colleagues(in 73 reviews)

  • "Growth opportunities, meeting great people(in 70 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Significant work-life balance concerns especially in current work from home environment (always on culture)(in 155 reviews)

  • "Not much work-life balance - long hours(in 121 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Friendly people, great culture

      Aug 16, 2021 - Senior Lead Designer 
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      Pros

      - Great opportunities to make a real impact on a project, a lot of empowerment to work hard and move up fairly quickly - Generally, OW people tend to be friendly, hard-working and intelligent, and you'll be pushed to be better by the people around you - A great culture of learning, you're treated well by management, lots of programmes for wellbeing and extra recharge days off during Covid. Genuinely seem to care about keeping their employees happy - Awesome benefits and perks

      Cons

      - Your experience is entirely dependant on the projects that you're staffed on, and so you will sometimes have to put up with non-ideal projects that either don't challenge you or are overly stressful

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Modern slavery

      Aug 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      OK reputation for exit. Probably better than Big 4, but nowhere near MBB.

      Cons

      The hours are so long that there is no time for lunch / dinner. For the last 12 months, the average workings hours are 8 to 12. These few months I often need to start at 6 and finish at 1/2am. There is absolutely no life, and this company doesn't care about you. Your life would be work, sleep, work, sleep... Sometimes I don't speak to my SO for days because I barely have time to eat and by the time I finish work, my SO is asleep. Pay is lower than MBB / some boutique firms, so no - it doesn't worth it. Managers treat you like back-office slide churning machine. This job has become dreadful especially during Covid. Cannot wait to leave here.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Potential

      Jun 21, 2021 - Solicitor in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great place to get exposure

      Cons

      N proper supervision in the team

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very smart peers

      Jun 10, 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Very smart peers, learn a lot

      Cons

      Long hours, stressful, can be quite intense

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Brilliant company

      May 13, 2021 - Principal 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, work, culture, ambition, growth opportunity

      Cons

      Less brand recognition than MBB

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      May 18, 2021 - HC Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, flexible, friendly, supportive, good career progression

      Cons

      WLB is poor, attached to MMC which is large scale company so complex to get decisions made

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

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      May 17, 2021 - Principal in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Interesting work and fast progression

      Cons

      .not enough support for senior people progressing to partner

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture, very nice people

      Apr 29, 2021 - Consultant 
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      Pros

      - People are very kind and help you develop quickly - Can take on lots of responsibility from day one

      Cons

      - Can be long hours

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Limited career opportunities

      Apr 21, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Newcastle, England, England
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      Pros

      Great corporate culture, good salary

      Cons

      Hard projects, stressful, limited career opportunities, biased year end assessment system

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture

      May 5, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and amazing people

      Cons

      WLB can get quite stressful at times

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