Oliver Wyman – Why Work For Us?

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Oliver Wyman is one of the world’s leading management consultancies. From strategy, operations, and risk management to organizational transformation and leadership development, we work with companies around the world to deliver sustained shareholder value growth. Our in-depth industry knowledge combined with highly specialized expertise helps organizations to anticipate change, improve operations, and accelerate organizational performance to maintain and improve their competitive advantage in the marketplace.

From financial services and transportation to retailers and private equity firms; from technology and communications to aviation, aerospace and defense, we firmly believe that the highest quality consulting is created by the highest quality individuals. With 40 offices in commercial, financial and cultural centers across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, we have over 2,900 creative, talented and energetic people working to help our clients address critical strategic issues.

Oliver Wyman is specifically structured to attract, retain and reward outstanding people. When you come to work for us, you’ll be joining a rapidly growing firm with exceptional economics. And whatever your position, you will be presented with equally exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Make an impact: On our clients … on our business … on your career.

For more information, please visit the profile of our parent company, Marsh & Mclennan

 

Oliver Wyman is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial organization committed to building a dynamic environment full of individuals who share our passion for delivering results for our clients. The work you will do at Oliver Wyman has real impact. As a consultant, you will be charged with responsibility for finding new and meaningful perspectives on some of the toughest problems.

We seek intelligent, analytical, and highly motivated individuals who want a stimulating environment that rewards excellence. We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds and intense curiosity who can listen and articulate fresh perspectives. In return, we offer highly challenging work with enormous scope for professional and personal development, in a supportive environment that encourages the pursuit of personal and charitable interests.

There is no single, pre-ordained career path here—we value flexibility and the chance to explore both professionally and personally. Your experiences will add value to our clients—and to your career.

Broad exposure and in-depth specialization

During your time at Oliver Wyman, you will work closely with the people, businesses and ideas that are changing our world. As clients look to us to solve their most difficult and important strategic challenges, you’ll find intellectual stimulation and exposure to a wide variety of projects, industries, and individuals. This breadth of experience will be complemented by greater knowledge and depth as you gain experience in specialized areas, depending upon your interests and capabilities.

Exceptional professional development options

Learning is a significant and continuous element of the Oliver Wyman experience. During your career, you will develop valuable skills, gain industry insight, learn from colleagues and clients, and contribute to a dynamic team environment. The opportunities and expertise available to you are as vast as your appetite for them.

Merit-based career progression

Oliver Wyman is, purely and simply, a meritocracy. We are looking for people who can develop rapidly as professionals and assume constantly increasing levels of responsibility. Strong performers are promoted quickly and compensated exceptionally. There are no time, tenure or advanced degree requirements for promotion to Partner. Your responsibilities will expand as quickly as you demonstrate your capabilities.

Should you choose to pursue an advanced degree, Oliver Wyman provides an attractive springboard for doing so. Our people have a strong track record of getting into the best programs.

Alumni network connections

Your Oliver Wyman experience will extend far beyond our offices. An impressive group of alumni offers opportunities for networking, support, and career options across industries and around the world. Our alumni are executives and leaders at companies such as GE, Citigroup, Google, HSBC, American Express, MTV Europe, ING, Tesco and Guinness, to name just a few.   Others have taken their Oliver Wyman experience and talents into private equity, venture capital, and not-for-profit enterprises, and indeed, many have started their own successful businesses. We are very proud of the achievements of our alumni.   With such a vast range and diversity of careers from one starting point, Oliver Wyman is more than a consulting organization … we’re a community.

At Oliver Wyman, people define our firm. While our work is high impact and high stakes, the atmosphere at Oliver Wyman is noticeably friendly and collegial. We focus on output, not input, and fundamentally reject the culture of “long hours for long hours’ sake". Ours is a community that values a healthy exchange of ideas, teamwork and mutual respect. We see no conflict whatsoever between doing great work and having fun. Also, we encourage our staff to pursue interests out of work, as it makes them better consultants and more interesting colleagues.

Your experience with Oliver Wyman will prepare you for almost any opportunity that comes your way—both at the firm and beyond. The business skills, leadership talents and client exposure you’ll gain here are second to none. Our goal is to provide innovative opportunities for our employees so they can continue to learn and grow during every step of their careers.

More than 2,900 professionals in over 40 offices around the globe make an impact on our clients every day, with an unmatched combination of industry knowledge and expertise in strategy, risk management, operations, organizational transformation, and leadership development.

What impact will you make at Oliver Wyman? What impact will a career here have on you?

Career Paths

Oliver Wyman is committed to nurturing and developing staff early in their careers. In both of our primary career tracks, many of our staff who joined us from University were promoted through the ranks to become Partners. We are unique in that we do not require an advanced degree for promotion into the Partnership. We think that you can learn just as much, if not more, on the job as you might in the classroom. We avoid the constraints that, in many firms, limit the pace at which an able individual can assume responsibility.

We allow our consultants as much responsibility as they can handle and provide ongoing training to accelerate their development. We emphasize a 6-9 year Partner path, not a two-year analyst program.

Career Flexibility

We recognize that by supporting the professional and personal goals and interests of our people, the entire organization benefits. Your life is not all about your work at Oliver Wyman. We offer innovative alternatives for work and life beyond the firm which include sabbaticals, externships, non-profit fellowships or part-time programs.

International Staffing

With over 40 offices worldwide, we have global opportunities available and look to staff the best people on the assignments, no matter where the client is located. Whether you’re working domestically or abroad, your exposure to different markets and cultures will be constant and in-depth. From Beijing to London, from New York to Paris, from Toronto to Dubai, Oliver Wyman provides invaluable exposure and access to an exciting and challenging business world. And because our work relies on a thorough knowledge of the markets where our clients operate, we believe that the best way to gain that understanding is to see and experience it for ourselves.

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    Great ability to have strategic, client-facing experience quickly

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    I have been working at Oliver Wyman

    Pros

    Within a year or two, you've really moved beyond analytics and into client and case management. You lead people and cases early.

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic. Often things you are looking to do are met by routine 'company policy' answers - would be nice if there was more flexibility.

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    Keep focused on development. Make sure to make discussing career development a top priority even several years into the job.

Oliver Wyman Interviews

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

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Oliver Wyman Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
51 Best Small & Medium-Sized Workplaces in Europe, Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2008

Additional Info

Website www.oliverwyman.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Diversified consulting firm Oliver Wyman Group is led by its Oliver Wyman unit, a management consulting specialist that operates from more than 50 cities in about 25 countries worldwide. Oliver Wyman draws clients from a variety of industries and offers advice on business transformation, leadership, marketing and sales, operations and technology, risk management, and strategy. Other Oliver Wyman Group units include Lippincott (branding and identity) and NERA Economic Consulting. Oliver Wyman Group is a unit of insurance giant Marsh & McLennan, whose subsidiaries also... More

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