Oliver Wyman Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2014
Updated Aug 23, 2014
207 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Consultant Interview

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    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
  2.  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got referred by an employee, it took several weeks and a lot of follow up by the employee before I got a call from HR. The onsite interview was typical of consulting interviews; case study and behavioral

    Interview Questions
    • What is the business/profit model for the equity cash business?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    One round of on-campus interviews (2 interviews - one case interview and one resume discussion and fit interview), and one on-site superday (2 case interviews + one panel interview + casual discussions with current consultants). One of the case interviews was not a typical business case, but instead a probability question with a unambiguously correct answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Panel interview question: a business case is laid out before you, upon which you have 1 hour to prepare a 15 minute presentation of your solution to a panel of interviewers. My question involved optimal pricing of a commodity whose supply is fixed but perishable, i.e. failure to sell beyond a certain determined time results in loss of the commodity.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiation was allowed, beyond choosing a start date, as I joined with a larger class of recent college graduates.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    This was the best interview process I have ever experienced. They definitely make you think.
    They ask you all kinds of questions and they give you examples of real events and you have to give them a solution.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed 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.  

    Summer Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oliver Wyman.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was emailed for a phone interview. The process took about 1 month, applied in December and got notified by end of January. I did not have business background, so the interviewer specifically told me that he was not going to ask me very tricky questions. However, it turned out that he specialized in stock market, which I knew little about.

    Interview Questions
    • How can I improve the profitability of a stock trading company?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
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    Junior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oliver Wyman in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Found offer through campus recruitment site. Applied for an international position and was invited to a telephone interview shortly thereafter. After countless case-phone interviews by consultants that I wouldn't even be working with, I was finally invited to an office for a day of interviews. After passing those, I was invited to an interview day in office that I applied for. Thought it went well but didn't do well in case interview conducted in my non-native language and did not get offer. The interviews themselves were standard cases, but the length of the process I don't believe is cost efficient for them. And time-wise, it's expensive for applicants.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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