Overview

Introduction

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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Employer Type

Subsidiary

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2020 Employees (All Locations)

4,500

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Featured Rankings

Vault Consulting 50


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Major Departments/Practice Areas

ActuarialAutomotiveAviation, Aerospace & DefenseBusiness...


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Major Office Locations

New York, NY


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Employment Contact

Nicole Dingemans - Chief Human Capital Officer

Firsthand Findings

Oliver Wyman is clearly in a boom period right now—and it’s doing everything in its power to capitalize on its upswing and build for long-term success. Long recognized as a leader in the financial services arena, the firm has been quietly expanding its capabilities to other sphere. And sometimes not so quietly—witness the recent acquisition of Huron’s Life Sciences practice, which brought some 80 consultants, including 12 partners, into the OW fold.

That new pickup comes on top of the strongest hiring year the firm has ever had, adding 100 consultants in its 2021 class—additional resources that, insiders tell us, were desperately needed to cope with the deluge of work the firm has been pulling in.

With that in mind, it’s hard not to recommend ba...

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...

Employee Reviews


  • “A culture where you do not have to be suited up, cookie-cutter perfect but instead are valued as a different, ‘probably very smart’ person who can bring their own unique contributions.”
  • “Has the prestige but doesn't get to anyone's head. Really tries to get the best results and declines any work that we couldn't perform perfectly. They try to take care of their consultants offering tons of well-being classes, activities and has a culture of actually taking advantage of those benefits.”
  • “If you are interested in finance/financial services, including Private Equity consulting (buy side and sell side due diligence), OW is top tier.”
  • “Overall a great company to work for—leadership listens and takes feedback well. We're growing fast and the work can get difficult like at all consulting firms, but there's a real sense of pride and putting the customers first in everything we do.”
  • “We consistently and successfully emphasize work-life balance without sacrificing the quality of work that we do for our clients.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “I appreciated the responsiveness of the firm after interviews. I believe they are seeking individuals that are highly motivated and excited to learn.”
  • “Interview process for new grads includes 2 rounds. First round is 2 parts (behavioral and case), and second round is 3 parts (2 cases & 1 behavioral). The ideal candidate is one that is able to problem-solve and can work hard.”
  • “Potential to be a high caliber problem-solver is the most important aspect of the process, and someone who fits into our open, transparent but hard-working culture. An interest in the firm's strengths, such as Financial Services, is a big plus. Many of our hires are people who were thinking about other Finance jobs (PE, banking) but decided they wanted instead to consult for the industry and get more senior exposure that way.”
  • “The interview process is competitive, but all interviewers I encountered were incredibly friendly and made the firm feel welcoming. The ideal candidate the firm is seeking is someone who is incredibly intelligent and driven, but also someone who is kind and understands how to work with various different types of people. They are also looking for people who truly care about making an impact for clients, and who are looking to build real human relationships with clients and colleagues.”
  • “Very fast—I got an offer same day as my second round interview. Ideal candidate has the capacity to learn and be flexible, and gets along well with interviewers. I think the ‘airport test’ is a strong factor, although we try to avoid just hiring people who ‘look like us.’”

Perks & Benefits