Oliver Wyman - The fast paced nature of the work means that you learn a lot, but that working here is also a large time commitment. | Glassdoor
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"The fast paced nature of the work means that you learn a lot, but that working here is also a large time commitment."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

1. The people - your co-workers are really the best part about OW. Everyone is interesting and talented, and that makes the long hours worthwhile.
2. You learn a lot. Whether you want to jump around between industries or dive into one area of interest, you are fully immersed and you work on a lot of skills.
3. Ability to progress in the company - OW is a meritocratic environment. You can progress to whatever level you are performing at. Additionally, OW does not have an MBA hiring track, and thus invests more time and effort on their undergraduate hires.

Cons

1. Lifestyle - you travel a lot, and you work late hours. This isn't really different among top management consulting companies, but be aware of it going in.
2. Element of chance in staffing - a lot of your experience depends on what cases you get onto. And while you can express preferences for staffing, your cases can depend a lot on the chance of timing (when you become free, when other cases are starting). Also, one bad case with a manager that you really don't get along with can be both a miserable experience and set you back significantly in career progression.

Other Employee Reviews for Oliver Wyman

  1. "worked in the finance department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly environment, nice perks

    Cons

    difficult for any upward mobility


  2. "Great place to spend first few years about graduating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time (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 Management

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

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