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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in October 2013.

Interview Details

This process started at my university's career fair. I met recruiters and handed them my resume, and then proceeded to apply online. A week later, I was offered to take the quantitative analysis test online. This is a test conducted online and you are given a restricted time to answer math/logic based questions.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Online test with basic math problems. I only made it through about ten, and not even sure if I got all of them, but managed to get to next step. Interviewer talked extremely fast and didn't seem like they were actually interested in conducting a thorough interview- probably calling several candidates. I was thrown off- I was interviewing for pharma, and the first q asked was estimate the size of the office supply market. Only at the end was a brief easy business q in regards to it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    One online test first, 30 numeric questions in 30 min. Almost no way to finish all of them and should use skip button wisely. I finished 15 questions and got offered a phone case interview. It took 30 min and I was interviewed by a partner specializing in pharmaceutical industry. Talked about a case of drug development for a rare disease and he asked me to estimate the market size.

    The key is in a phone case interview, you should speak out your rationale and steps to solve the case in first place, otherwise the interviewer wouldn't tell your structured thinking ability. This is very unlike in person interviews, in which you could draw a structure and the interviewer could see it. And the other key component of my interview is calculation. Lots of numbers in the equation so be prepared and patient.

    Interview Questions
    • Please help our client to estimate the market size of their drug being developed for a rare disease.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 2 senior consultants (30 min each), one behavior and one case. The behavioral component consisted of fairly standard quesitons -- why OW, tell me about a time you had difficulty working within a team, what's your proudest accomplishment, etc. The case tripped me up -- it was a fairly standard expectation problem if I recall correctly, but definitely a different flavor of case from McKinsey, Bain, BCG, & co. I got the impression that they expect their candidates to be up to snuff with their probability, so make sure you brush up beforehand. In general firm culture seemed a bit stiff, but both interviewers were fairly friendly and turn around time was reasonable.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    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 in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed through on-campus recruiting. There was a computer-based quantitative test first. Then first round, two case interviews. Second round was 3 case interviews and 1 behavioral. The process was very well planned out. We were invited to networking events before interviews. The people at OW are super friendly and approachable, and I could really see myself enjoying working with them.

    Interview Questions
    • "Teach me something" Guess they wanted to see how well I can explain something clearly   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate, I thought the offer was quite generous
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two initial phone interviews, 45 minutes each, majority of time spent on the case. Was made invitation to continue at the end of each phone interview. Was invited to a super day and interviewed alongside 3 other candidates, 4 interviews, 3 cases, 1 fit. Received a no offer call within 2 hours of leaving for the interview. Good feedback though.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most challenging part of [insert resume activity]?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very laid back, worked with a partner and another analyst during two interviews to work towards solving a solution. Was helpful to lay out structure and then have the interviewer help to find the appropriate numbers. Make sure to check if your answer is reasonable. Try arriving at the problem in another way and comparing to your first answer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for Analyst position with Oliver Wyman. Prior to interview I undertook online assessment test. My first interview was great. The interviewer was nice in speaking and calm and appreciated my inputs on case. Once I cleared first interview, I had second round. The second round was with an interviewer who was senior executive at the office. He called me a bit late and said that we will have to rush through the interview to which I agreed. After that we had typical interview questions and moved to case. I was well aware that I had to rush through the case given the time limit, so I made an assumption which was not acceptable and this created negative impact. So my advice would be to stick the rules of case solving, it would be fine to ask if you can make an assumption but be prepared to justify it .

    Interview Questions
    • How would you calculate the breakeven period given the fixed and variable costs ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Oliver Wyman in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 interviews, each with a case and brief fit portion. One case was more conceptual while another was more quantitative - I think it really depends on the whims of your interviewer. In general, the people I met were friendly, but one of my interviewers was either a stress interviewer or rude. On the plus side, they were very quick in getting back to us with results.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst 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 in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly interviewers, reasonable cases, helpful feedback. Quant test was useless. Office is nice, and culture seems great.

    Interview Questions
    • Rapid-fire analysis of graphs to determine what was going on, why data looked a certain way, what recommendations should be made, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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