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4.0 of 5 stars (626 Ratings)

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Fantastic work, great people and culture, very rewarding

5.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Broad buy-in and support for firm leadership, open and inclusive culture, colleagues that are just nice people, strong support for work-life balance initiatives at corporate and personal levels, very competitive compensation

Downers

Weak benefits for top-tier consulting (likely due to standardization at MMC level), new talent management and evaluation model still has some work left

Comments

OW leads with IC and high-quality work to make up for a weak reputation (many want to meet Mr. Oliver Wyman - he does not exist). We seem to often be in a position whereby we are on a first case with a new client and trying to replace an established incumbent firm - this means high expectations and a highly collaborative and respectful approach to clients (above and beyond what the incumbent firm might be delivering).

OW hires the bulk of its consultants at the undergraduate level rather than the graduate level. MBAs and PhDs are often disappointed to find the lack of support / appetite for these candidates - if you are a graduate student and want to work for OW, you are best served if you have an established track record in a given industry and (ideally) some prior consulting experience.

Outstanding and dynamic consultancy firm - must apply

5.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great work-life balance on average, leading financial services consultancy, brilliant colleagues, vibrant company culture

Downers

None - if you want to get into consulting and are aware of the industry's requirements (i.e. frequent travel, long hours at times)

Comments

Offers excellent training opportunities and c-level exposure to career starters, outstanding feedback culture which helps you grow rapidly

Support professional

4.0 of 5 stars

January 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Interesting work, great people, open culture, travel opportunities, lack of hierarchy

Downers

As in any other consulting firm hours can be harsh

Comments

OW still has an entrepeneurial spirit (non hierarchical, without barriers)

Experienced in Financial Services

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Apolitical office culture; partners want to see you succeed; you will be challenged

Downers

Travel

Partner in Financial Services

4.9 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Strikes the right balance of doing great work for "brand name" clients while ensuring everyone has fun in the process

Comments

Be aware that Financial Services represents about 50% of the firm's revenue, so make sure you like working with retail banks, investment banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, etc. If you do, there's no better consulting firm in the industry.

Entry-level in Strategy

4.9 of 5 stars

Toronto, Canada | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

interesting work with Fortune 500 clients, great firm culture

Comments

Attend an info session or have coffee with an OW consultant. The culture here is fantastic.

Experienced in Human Resources

4.9 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great people

Downers

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Partner in Financial Services

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Rapid career progression, strong culture, leader in intellectual capital in our field

Downers

Have grown quickly over past few years, so some some "growing pains" behind the scenes

Executive in Financial Services

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

True Meritorcracy, Colleagues who are your friends

Downers

Travel

Comments

Consider the firm where you have the best cultural fit

Experienced in Financial Services

4.9 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Culture

Comments

Get there faster with Oliver Wyman. You won't regret it.

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