Oliver Wyman

  www.oliverwyman.com
  www.oliverwyman.com

Oliver Wyman Interview Questions

Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
73 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

85%
14%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

64%
30%
1%

Interview Difficulty

3.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

73 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Oliver Wyman.

    Interview Details

    I applied through on-campus recruiting at a target school. Attended a coffee chat with recruiters and consultants and received a first-round interview. They invited us to a small reception near campus, and the people there were great. The first round included two interviews - one case on entering a new market, and a full 30-minute fit interview. The case was with a partner, and she pushed me pretty hard on questions. The fit wasn't bad at all; just a chance to go through my resume.

    Second round was in the Boston office, regardless of which offices you preference. Arrived at 7:45, in the office for three hours. Began with breakfast, then a 30-minute session in which they gave us a case (1 page, front/back) and we had time to prepare our presentation for a later session (which was not immediately after, in my case). Then a one-on-one case (fairly straightforward), a fit, and then the presentation. Ended with an informal Q&A session (non-evaluative). Each session was 30 minutes.

    I received my offer that evening. Base rate is the highest I've seen at this level in the industry, and sign-on bonus is the most generous as well. Overall, great experience, very quick and efficient.

    Interview Questions
    • We're running a school bus company that school districts can use to run their bus system. How do we expand our reach into school districts that run their own systems?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation; it's the most competitive in the industry.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Entry-Level Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oliver Wyman.

    Interview Details

    First round was one resume-based interview and one case-based interview. Their cases tend to have less data and be more about "what things would you need to look at for this problem?"

    Final round was a one-on-one case with a partner, a resume based interview, and one written, presentation case. For the presentation case, we were given 30 minutes to prepare a strategy for a case that was one written page, front and back. Presentation was ~20 mins of presenting to two consultants, and ~10 of them asking questions to you.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone you didn't get along with very well.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry Level Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Oliver Wyman.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interviews, first round was on campus, one 30 min fit and one 30 min case interview. Fit asked lots of challenging questions like "tell me about a time when you found it difficult to work with your team" and "what is one downfall that your teammates would say you have." Case was more of a discussion with a partner.
    Second round was a super day In the NYC office, one fit, one non evaluative Q&A session, 1-1 case and presentation case. The presentation case was just a normal case, they gave you 30 mins to prep on your own, and then you presented your approach for solving the problem to 2 partners on a whiteboard for 15-20 mins while they ask you questions. The entire super day took 3 hours. While it was difficult and slightly nerve wracking, I had quite a positive experience.
    Overall the interviewers were very friendly, and everyone I've talked to at the firm are very nice. A lot of them gave me an hour of their time prior to interviews to answer my questions, despite how much work they had. Additionally, the entire process only took a week! Very well organized, speedy response. I had my first round on a Tuesday, heard back that night about results, and had the final round the following Friday and heard back over the weekend.

    Negotiation Details
    No need to megoiate, they gave a competitive offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Great process. Very very efficient!
    Applied online as well as flagged my resume through a current employee. Got a call after 4 days by the HR.
    First phone screen by HR about resume.
    Then, 2 phone interviews back to back. One fit and one case + industry knowledge
    Final round had one fit, one panel discussion and one 1:1 case interview.

    Great process. I really liked the people I met. Although i was looking for a specific industry they tested by consulting skills across they board along with asking industry specific questions to gauge my knowledge

    Interview Questions
    • - Panel discussion on long term strategy for Amazon prime.
       - 1:1 case on banks and risk involved with various finance products like mortgages, credit cards auto-loans etc. small quant problem at the end of the case.
       - phone interview included a small case to gauge estimated impact of oncology products patent loss expected in next 5 years
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I got another offer from one of the top 4 firm which I decided to take.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oliver Wyman.

    Interview Details

    I come from a non-target school so the interview process happened over the course of 2-3 weeks. I did two phone interviews during the first week -- one case, one behavioral. I received a call back after around 4 days, and flew in for a final round the following week.

    Interview Questions
    • I had never done a phone case interview, so it is definitely worth making sure you can communicate clearly over the phone.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial screen on Wed., 7 back to back interviews on Fri., verbal offer on Monday! Very fast!

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly standard questions. Nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No need for negotiations. I was pleased with the original offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pretty rigorous selection process. But at the end of it all, I was quite pleased to meet great people who strongly believe in the firm's culture.

    Standard interview process: Online submission of application ->Online assessment test (be careful about the test, can make or break your application in first round itself) -> interviews with Associate, Senior Associate, Partner(s)

    Interview Questions
    • Estimation cases can be quite challenging so do not undermine their importance   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Oliver Wyman.

    Interview Details

    Three round of interviews. 2 x over the phone. 1 x final rounds with multiple partners and senior team members. All cases.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical market sizing / profitability case interview questions with varying context (resorts, start-up business).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Limited room for negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Team Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Took about 2-3 weeks. Did a pre-screening interview with a recruiter than got called into an interview. Was interviewed by 3 staff members. Was a very open and comfortable interview. Got called in for 3rd round interviews. Interviewed with 3 more members, including one of the supervisors. Received an offer 2 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of behavioral questions in the third round. What would you do if this occurred type of questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Oliver Wyman.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was done through my school's on campus recruitment.

    First interview was postponed due to the blizzard in the northeast, so I ended up having my first round as a phone interview two days later. Case was based off of personal experiences (ie we talked about my life, and my interviewer made a case out of one particular business I liked in town). My second case during first round was on the superbowl.

    Second (and final) round was in office of your choice - in my case, New York. It was a power interview day, meaning 4 interviews back-to-back with various partners and senior members at the firm. I had three cases and one fit interview. Each case was basic in format, but difficult in qualitative content - they really wanted to test your ability to make appropriate assumptions when you know next to nothing about the business or industry in question (for instance, my first case was on mobile phones in the UK).

    All interviewers were very kind, nice people. They all did a bit of "fit" before each case, so even though I only had one fit interview during the day, each interviewer took the time to get to know me a little bit before diving right into the case. All interviewers were also explicit for what they were looking for - in OW's case, it was being very vocal about the assumptions you are going to make and why you are going to make them.

    I didnt answer any cases perfectly, and made a couple of math errors here and there - its not a problem and your interviewer will point out your mistake. The key is to catch it and realize it, but also to enjoy the process. They are calling you out because they are trying to act more as your teammate than your interviewer; they are legitimately trying to help you, and as long as you've been vocal about your assumptions from minute one, they can help you and work with you.

    Interview Questions
    • Market size the US market for pharmacy-based health clinics   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation necessary - the offer was very generous from the get go, and the recruitment staff has been very kind.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Work at Oliver Wyman? Share Your Experiences

Oliver Wyman

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.