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"Great name and excellent breeding ground for top talent"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Oliver Wyman full-time

Pros

Great colleagues with brilliance. Smart people in the lower ranks of consultants and associates that make this company tick

Cons

Bureaucracy of being part of MMC. Being part of a public company, limits upside at junior ranks as well for bonus. The management is very political. Partners are not as great (exception may be FS) and lot of hot air. No wonder the retention is low

Advice to Management

Get rid of partners and functions that do not perform well... Overhaul the incentive structure of junior consultants and associates. It is a "people" business.

Other Employee Reviews for Oliver Wyman

  1. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, really good culture. Strong emphasis on WL balance. The firm really tried to create a cohesive environemnt for everyone to come together

    Cons

    You end up doing a bunch of stress testing work again and again. Might tell you you can explore other interests, but it's not often the case. It's easy to get stuck doing one thing at the company if you're not careful. You can find yourself doing 14 months of insurance work back to back without expressing any interest in it.

    Advice to Management

    More visibility into current project across the firm, better integration of GMC/FS. In my two years at the firm, both compensation and promotion structure changes against consultants. This is not a startup company, and to reflect OW's maturity I'd try to have such frequent upheavals


  2. "Great place to grow a career - if you're willing to put in the work and get on good cases."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart and talented people; Constantly challenged and learning new things; Opportunity to experience and "become an expert" in a variety of industries; Very transparent about salaries and promotions; Opportunities to take leaves of absence (with benefits) or do a non-profit fellowship (at 60% pay)

    Cons

    Major inconsistencies between projects (i.e. travel, hours, management), which makes each employee's experience vary widely, and often errs on the side of terrible work-life balance; Regional and industry business varies widely and dramatically effects each office culture; Considerable change in management and high-level structure over the past year; Poor retention of women - a widely acknowledged challenge

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