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Great place to spend first few years about graduating

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Former Employee - Senior Associate
Former Employee - Senior Associate

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

Pros

Opportunities to travel
Work with very smart and motivated people

Cons

Even though you get to change projects frequently, there's a risk of getting stuck in certain type of projects and it's difficult to change and develop other areas of expertise

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be careful with burning people out, specially at the junior level. It's not always visible from higher levels of the organization...

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 for 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 for more than a 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
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