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Updated Apr 28, 2014
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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Oliver Wyman.

Interview Details – Behavior questions like describe a situation when you tackle a problems.. How would you introduce yourself in front of a group of people.

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I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed 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 Question – Estimation cases can be quite challenging so do not undermine their importance   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Oliver Wyman.

Interview Details – Candidates selected were invited to a case-cracking workshop at OW's offices. Round 1 was organized and seamless, and consisted of one case and one fit interview. In Round 2, candidates were flown to OW's Toronto office for a superday. Candidates were rotated in and out of a conference room for different types of interviews: an informational 'non-evaluative' n (yeah right) interview, a fit with an analyst, a straightforward case and a presentation case.

Interview Question – Presentation case: you're given 20 minutes to prepare at the beginning of the superday, after which you're given the chance to present the case to two senior consultants/directors. They walk through the case with you and interject with questions--can be nerve-wracking!   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oliver Wyman.

Interview Details – Company came for on-campus recruiting. Had a first-round interview on campus. Was invited after a few days to the final round of interviews (yes, just two rounds) at their NYC office. First-round interview had 1 case and 1 behavioral question, around 30 mins each. Final round had 2 cases, 1 behavioral and an opportunity to just chat with a consultant about the life at the firm. I think that was really nice - they say that it has no bearing on your assessment, but I can't be too sure. Also, one of the cases is a presentation case, so you have the opportunity to present your ideas to a panel of two consultants after 30 mins of preparation.

Interview Question – How would you ensure that your predictive model is correct?   Answer Question

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Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in September 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through campus recruitment, took online numerical reasoning test. 30 questions, 20 minutes, wrong answers hurt you, and you can skip ones you don't answer.

Interview Question – the whole quiz, practice beforehand   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in October 2012.

Interview Details – I got involved with the recruiting process on campus. I submitted a resume and cover letter, and was offered a first-round interview where I was given two 30-minute cases. The interview had almost no "fit" components and was spent solving the case. Both of my interviewers were extremely friendly and helpful. I then interviewed in the office where I completed three 45-minute cases and one fit interview.

Interview Question – Be prepared to think on your feet during the cases - I received multiple market sizing questions.   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Typical market sizing / profitability case interview questions with varying context (resorts, start-up business).   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Limited room for negotiations.

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in February 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through my school's career services website and received a first round interview

Interview Question – First interview involved a written case question. It was somewhat different than a normal case interview. They gave me 5 minutes to brainstorm and then we just had an extended conversation about the case.

Second round was a lot more indepth. There were 3 interviews - 2 cases and a presentation.
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Evanston, IL

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in October 2012.

Interview Details – Oliver Wyman did a lot of campus recruiting at my university. I attended several information sessions, including a case interview workshop, and career fairs and had plenty of opportunity to network before applying for the job. Part of the application process was an online timed math/reasoning test. Once I applied, there was another information session and meet-and-greet for applicants. Once I was selected to interview, there was another more informal meet-and-greet with associates at a restaurant in my college town. Networking is very important to them-they value work life quality immensely, and so they want to make sure that people in the company like you and would want to work with you. The interview was a series of two case interviews. I was assigned an "interview buddy" to talk to about case interviews about a week before it took place. I would highly recommended practicing doing cases before the interview.

Interview Question – I don't remember the exact cases we went through.   Answer Question

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Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Oliver Wyman.

Interview Details – After submitting my application, I had to do a timed numerical test online. There were a lot of questions and I did not complete them all, but managed to snag an interview. First Round interview consisted of two cases. The first case was on what kind of business I would like to open in my college town, and how I would go about it. The second one was trickier, and consisted of market sizing in the context of a health insurance-based case.

Interview Question – How many people in (given) county in Florida do not have health insurance?   Answer Question

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