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  • "Great people with good mix of IQ and EQ.(in 239 reviews)
  • "Great culture and emphasis on people(in 191 reviews)
  • "Great Colleagues across the globe(in 86 reviews)
  • "Good pay (similar to MBB below partner level) Decent WLB that is very project dependent Good young workforce(in 47 reviews)
  • "Salary is good and competitive(in 39 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good firm

    Oct 14, 2022 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart people Interesting clients and projects

    Cons

    Travel Partner egos / rework

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Jan 17, 2018 - Associate in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Down to earth firm with very smart and genuine people. Excellent opportunities to develop professional skills. Work hard, play hard culture.

    Cons

    Project mix heavily weighted towards finance and risk within financial services. Difficult to get on very exciting / transformational projects. Hours can be very long and inconsistent.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Terrific corporate culture

    Nov 9, 2016 - Executive Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Ideas are welcomed and implemented from any source. Promotion is based on merit, not seniority. Support Professionals are treated with respect and can grow into many different career Inclusion and diversity is sincerely explored and encouraged. Work-life balance is constantly being evaluated and improved. The people are smart and motivated.

    Cons

    Sometimes work-life balance does get skewed, even for Support Professionals, and your workload causes you to work more hours than you would like. This is even worse for consultants. Some Partners can be demanding, entitled, and unreasonable.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    More of a miss than a hit

    Apr 28, 2009 - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The pay is reasonable, and you get to live a pretty nice lifestyle while traveling for work. That said there is a clear difference between Oliver Wyman and the Bains, BCGs, and McKinseys of the world as far a perception goes. HR was always vary helpful. The people you work with are very smart and usually nice. You get exposure to lots of different industries, companies etc etc. Yeah, that is about all I can say about it. I wouldnt work there again. I would work at a boutique firm. Also, pay is the same across all geographies which hurts if you are in NYC.

    Cons

    They are downsizing very fast right now

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company to Work for

    May 10, 2022 - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Smart people and very analytical: analysts to partners -Always focused on value creation and creating impact: really exciting projects -Purpose and good culture: everyone is approachable, including Nick Studer

    Cons

    -Can spend a lot of time creating BD materials: OW invests a lot in clients so a lot of free work; full POV before even starting a case -Pay could be better -Better onboarding for industry hires, but in OW's defense, people joining should be smart enough to understand that the company really values and places focus on homegrown consultants

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Smart People - Inconsistent Leadership

    Mar 5, 2010 -  
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    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with smart people and take on as much responsibility as you can take. Varied clients across the globe.

    Cons

    Long work hours make it difficult to balance life outside of work in some practices where other practices have a much better work load. Difference in scoping may have to do with maturity of leadership team.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great people to work with

    Jan 23, 2019 - Principal in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are really smart and ambitious. I learned a lot

    Cons

    Very limited positive feedback and sometimes unclear path to partner

    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    At least this company cares

    Jul 10, 2022 - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Re-charge days off Amazing and smart people

    Cons

    WLB can be a struggle at times Travel practices change project to project

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    OW Work / Life

    Mar 3, 2021 - Management Consultant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart and fun people with pretty relaxed environment

    Cons

    Boring projects on hyper-specific topics

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great name and excellent breeding ground for top talent

    Mar 31, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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

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