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. "A great place to start your career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time

    Pros

    -Commitment of middle to upper management to consultant development
    -Rapid growth, only non Big 3 firm poised to enter the fold
    -Rich network of firm development activities, including GLOW (the LGBT group) and campus recruiting

    Cons

    -Not as flat as claimed during the recruitment process
    -Weaker Health and Life Sciences practice as well as Manufacturing, Technology and Energy compared to financial services

    Advice to Management

    Make things flatter and unique like before, while still pursuing the goal


  2. "Wonderful and welcoming place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Support Staff in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oliver Wyman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Proactive with social and ethical matters

    Cons

    It may be hard to get quick feedback due to the amount of travel done.

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