Oliver Wyman

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Meritocratic but aggressive firm is a good fit for industry-agnostic college grads seeking fast career progression.

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Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Truly meritocratic: managers will promote anyone who deserves it, regardless of age or tenure. Easy to get international assignments. The organization is willing to take risks and act differently from other large consulting organizations (for example, by hiring less MBA's and forcing earlier specialization). Competitive pay.

Cons

Trigger-happy management in regard to layoffs. No serious checks & balances regarding work/life balance. "Industry generalist" job titles seem generalist in name only for many who are effectively forced to specialize in an industry from day one.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to take risks to differentiate OW from competitors, but be more candid with potential hires about what they can expect to like and dislike through a job at OW.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Strategy Consulting

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Travel opportunities, good comp for undergrads

    Cons

    Poor mentorship, too much politics, work is not particularly challenging, tendency to cut corners w. clients & recycle old presentations w.o really understanding client context

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus on providing clients quality experiences

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Work in progress as OW strives for top line growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Job Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Job Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great networking and cultural enforcement activities (e.g. happy hour every Friday, offsites for various practice areas)
    Rapid promotion provides strong incentive to perform

    Cons

    Outside of risk management, content gets a bit thin as most partners lack the appropriate background
    Going into unchartered waters due to focus on relationship based selling versus thought leadership
    Hours can be long though that comes with the territory. In line with most management consulting firms when it comes to workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow and steady wins the game while retaining a strong perspective on quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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