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  1. "Good to kick-off career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    - Great learning experience - Smart people

    Cons

    - Long and irregular hours - Frequent travel

    Oliver Wyman2019-05-11
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Oliver Wyman"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for 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

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    Oliver Wyman2018-11-07
  3. "-"

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    I have been working at Oliver Wyman

    Pros

    Smart people Good reputation Variety of projects

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours Unpredictable location Heavy focus on financial services

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    Oliver Wyman2018-05-30
  4. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredibly stimulating environment - truly smart people

    Cons

    Truly nerd colleagues. Work is very very number heavy, little strategic thinking is expected.

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    Oliver Wyman2017-03-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, great travel opportunities, fantastic culture with friendly and fun colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours, spend long periods away from home, pay can be below other competitors

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    Oliver Wyman2015-10-22
  6. "Smartest people I ever worked with!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Great environment: smart people facing complex business issues Very professional and rigorous approach to problem solving High level public issues to work on

    Cons

    Very, very technical approach, from junior consultants to senior partner roles Limited credibility and brand recognition as strategy / management consultancy house (recognized for modelling / analytical capabilities) Need to have a very specific profile to fit in (heavily number oriented, focused on details)

    Oliver Wyman2015-03-07
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointing and rapidly losing its niche appeal"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people Fairly flat structure

    Cons

    Trying to grow in size to compete more effectively with the top consulting firms and therefore losing all its niche appeal, less and less personal connections and more and more admin stuff Firm is also trying to leverage its famous FS skillset to improve its positioning on other industries but it's more confusing than helpful, finally felt that the good relationship between senior management and consulting teams was never translated into actions during the end year review

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    Oliver Wyman2014-03-31
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, challenging and collegial"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel and working with some incredibly smart people.

    Cons

    Travel. Size of firm has grown considerably. The old days of the former Oliver Wyman & Company long gone.

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    Oliver Wyman2013-11-11
  9. "3 great years at OW"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Madrid

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredible enviornment and surrounded by smart people.

    Cons

    As all consulting jobs, hours are a bit longer than ideal.

    Oliver Wyman2020-02-09
  10. "Working at Oliver Wyman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and value, very smart people, challenging topics and intense client facing

    Cons

    Too little time spent by most partners on problem solving

    Oliver Wyman2019-10-05
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