Oliver Wyman established its Asia-Pacific presence in 1995 and has become a valued partner to businesses in the region, with strategically located offices in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney, and others. While its footprint in this part of the world represents its smallest contingent of international offices, Oliver Wyman’s talent-first staffing model—where the best consultants are put on the job, regardless of where they’re located—suggests a wealth of opportunities for those interested in the region.
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Oliver Wyman is known for an intensely data-focused, academic culture—an approach that gives rise to excellent analyses and a reputation for top-tier work that ensure a steady stream of new and repeat business. Backstopped by the might of MMC, this is a company with very few worries on the stability front, excellent formal training and mentoring systems in place, and a strong network of former employees at leading organizations the world over.
All of that adds up to a serious career opportunity for a professional with serious skills on both the data and client-facing ends of the spectrum. If that sounds like your deal, Oliver Wyman is a career decision that few come to regret making.
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 4,000 consultants working out of offices in 60 cities spread across some 29 countries. Oliver Wyman Group also includes NERA Economic 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 finance and restructuring, operatio...
“Combine the prestige and legitimacy of a Tier 1 firm with the growth and close-knit culture of a small-firm challenger.”
“Commitment to rigorous analysis and a willingness to say no to our clients and give them the analytically right advice, not the politically right advice.”
“If consulting is for you, this is an amazing place to experience it. We build careers, most of our leaders joined from university and stayed because of what Oliver Wyman could provide. That says a lot.”
“Oliver Wyman offers excellent professional development and rapid growth, and extremely smart people. It is less developed than some Tier 1 firms, which on the one hand means some things are still maturing, but also means there are great opportunities for individuals to really shape how the firm evolves.”
“The opportunities are great if you're ambitious and want to start your career at a place that offers genuine chance to rise to the top in under 10 years. You'll quickly learn a lot about how to solve business problems, get exposure to senior people across a broad range of industries and meet a great bunch of people.”
Getting Hired Here
“Consultants and partners actively participate in the process, including making acceptance and rejection calls, which I think is good practice. The HR side is a bit slow, but very busy at the moment, so understandable.”
“Oliver Wyman has a very rapid interview process, that usually takes place over a couple of weeks, with 4-6 interviews. We are seeking individuals with deep underlying intelligence, creativity and clarity of thinking, who also show resilience and the ability to contribute to a thriving team.”
“The firm is seeking workers who are independent and dedicated as well as being able to adapt to any work situation.”
“Two rounds. Several case and fit interviews. Format gets tweaked relatively frequently, though always more case than fit interviews. Ideal candidate must be a numerate, logical problem solver, have good presentation skills, and be able to demonstrate a broad interest across many topics and a willingness to learn about new ones.”