Oliver Wyman is a firm in a hurry at present, rapidly adding headcount through hiring and acquisition to cope with a deluge of work. Consistently recognized throughout the industry as a “Best Place to Work”, the firm promises an “environment where exceptional people can thrive.” A large consultancy whose reach spans five continents, Oliver Wyman strives to provide its people with an entrepreneurial, non-hierarchical culture where talent people work alongside one another on complex, high-visibility client engagements. Go-getters who enj...
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If you want to know where Oliver Wyman stands in the global consulting hierarchy at present, consider that the firm was selected to advise on the entirely unplanned merger between Credit Suisse and UBS. That’s right: when one of the world’s biggest financial institutions had to acquire another in a hurry to stave off a likely meltdown in the global financial markets, they called in OW. That’s pretty much the definition of resume radiance—especially if you’re looking to build a career in financial services.
As an employer, the firm excels in providing a supportive culture, where growth and personal development are emphasized. Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their work from the outset, and the firm fosters a social and fun atmosphere. Despite the high...
About the Company
Oliver Wyman is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services network with brands and affiliates in more than 100 countries. The largest component of Oliver Wyman Group is Oliver Wyman, a management consulting business which has more than 7,000 professionals working out of offices in 70 cities spread across some 30 countries. Oliver Wyman Group also includes NERA Economic Consulting, CAVOK aviation consulting, and the brand and innovation consultancy Lippincott.
The firm's consulting services cover sectors including automotive, aviation, aerospace and defense, communications, energy, media, financial services, industrial products and services, health and life sciences, public policy, retail and consumer products, and surface transportation. Its capabilities include digital, corporate finan...
“At OW, people want to see you grow. You can take on as much responsibility as you want from Day 1. When you make a mistake, they teach instead of discipline. Also, the culture is way more fun/social than other firms.”
“Culture continues to be a strong suit. Enjoy working with all my colleagues and forming deep relationships both in and out of the job!”
“Genuinely great people that want to make connections on a personal level - I have made friends who will have a lifelong presence in my life.”
“Longer than I ever imagined I'd stay in consulting. Working with partners you implicitly trust is a hard value proposition to leave behind.”
“The culture is a big part of OW's differentiation between the main competition, but I also think the extra fire OW has to align with the competition helps set us apart and even surpass them at times.”
Getting Hired Here
“All firms are seeking a good fit for their firm, and I believe Oliver Wyman is looking for a good culture fit more than anything else (of course, they want someone with a decently high GPA and relevant experience, but the fit and competency with the case is very high).”
“First rounds and then called back by end of week on results of getting superday. After super day we usually call that day or latest end of week with news.”
“Interview process is straightforward. After HR screening there are two first round interviews. One is behavioral and another is a case. After this there was a ‘super-day’ with three interviews back-to-back, one being another behavioral and two cases that are each slightly longer than the first round.”
“Recruiting is handled by school recruiting teams including resume selection (some potential biases here). Several diversity recruiting efforts / forums for broader recruiting. We call all candidates to provide feedback on their interviews regardless of pass/not-pass.”
“We call back ASAP. We want a go-getter, a problem solver, a self-starter, someone who is confident with numbers and can break a complex problem down into digestible parts. Someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously.”