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"Good industry exposure, but training and skills development needs improvement"

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Former Employee - Consultant, Financial Services in New York, NY
Former Employee - Consultant, Financial Services in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- good industry exposure
- international opportunities
- opportunity to develop technical expertise

Cons

- lack of innovation in projects
- no structured training program for new hires
- not much work-life balance

Advice to Management

Be more competitive with training and development, respect the physical and mental health needs of employees, create a more supportive work culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Oliver Wyman

  1. "Great learning experience, but at the expense of your work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of travels, great people, extremely interesting cases

    Cons

    Work life balance, public company, changes to merge General Management and Financial services


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Utilize a burn out model with their consultants"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart people working there, part of the bigger Marsh organization, learned great PowerPoint skills, Oliver Wyman is a strong consulting brand for the resume

    Cons

    Some Associate Partners / Partners utilize a burn-out model with their junior and mid-level consultants. It's not uncommon to work 20-hour days and 30-40 hour weekends. Looking back on the experience, the burn was absolutely unnecessary as it didn't add any value to the client but it was just how the company operated. As an example, after a long workday, an associate partner once asked for a powerpoint deck draft to be completed by midnight (something which should take a few days). Once that was sent, he asked for changes to be completed by 3AM. This was not an important, time-sensitive deck. It was something used as support which the client may or may not have paid attention to. Consultants typically only last a few years and then move on to something sustainable.

    Advice to Management

    Wonder why your turnover rate sucks? Take a look at how consultants are being treated on cases.

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