Oliver Wyman Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Oliver Wyman CEO Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald
375 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredibly Smart People, Impact-Driven Culture, Fun Colleagues(in 73 reviews)

  • "Growth opportunities, meeting great people(in 70 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Significant work-life balance concerns especially in current work from home environment (always on culture)(in 155 reviews)

  • "Not much work-life balance - long hours(in 121 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place for actuaries

      May 6, 2021 - Actuarial Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great pay, strong culture, usually interesting work. Excellent management

      Cons

      Can get a little heavy on the hours, some work can be monotonous

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Smart place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong role models Emphasis on learning Easy to get involved on firm initiatives

      Cons

      Limited but growing scope outside of Finance services and Aviation Hit or miss project on scope creep and WLB

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      If you're dead set on pursuing consulting, other firms have a better work culture and WLB

      May 6, 2021 - Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of growth opportunities within, partners are interesting, friendly, and intelligent people

      Cons

      Very long hours, projects are chronically understaffed, middle managers tend to be a bit power hungry and unforgiving/two-faced, too many type A individuals with questionable EQs, marketing falsely advertises the company as one that cares about its employees

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company, agile and nimble

      Apr 20, 2021 - Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learn a lot, interesting projects

      Cons

      Work life balance, though overall it’s fine

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great culture, smart people

      Apr 8, 2021 - Engagement Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with smart dedicated people, solve truly interesting problems, team oriented environment

      Cons

      Like all consulting firms work life balance can be difficult at times, though the firm does try to offset this with breaks etc.

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      May 3, 2021 - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart, dedicated people with decent holidays & PTO

      Cons

      WLB is a challenge and US healthcare options are abysmal compared to competitors

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work if you're willing to work hard!

      Apr 2, 2021 - Consultant in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great team members - Interesting projects/problems - Analytics driven

      Cons

      - Exit opportunities vary and aren't always great - Long hours

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent culture, but tough WLB

      Apr 27, 2021 - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Generally supportive culture -Fun team events

      Cons

      -WLB is not always great -Review system can be biased -Minimal tech clients

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Enjoyed starting my career there

      Apr 20, 2021 - Co-Founder in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great down-to-earth culture, friendly and stimulating environment, staffing that takes into account your interests

      Cons

      Travelling and long hours, sometimes misalignment between Partners on project direction

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A Different Kind of Consulting Firm

      Jan 22, 2021 - Associate in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amongst the big firms, OW is really different and special. A few things: - The culture really is "entrepreneurial" - you are expected and allowed to make major changes from when you start. If you want to have an impact, this is the place for you - Really humble, open, and honest people. I have found some of my best friends here - Opportunity to grow at your own pace. You are given lots of transparency into the review process, and are promoted accordingly. It's worked well for me

      Cons

      The benefits packages are mediocre at best.

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