Oliver Wyman’s European presence spans almost two dozen countries in Europe and the Middle East. Overall, firm’s international offices account for more than half of its global footprint. A talent-focused firm that prides itself on connectedness and collaborative culture, Oliver Wyman strives to staff consultants on the projects that best suit their talents regardless of their home office. This makes international travel and opportunity the norm—not the exception.
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Long known for its abilities in financial services, insiders note that Oliver Wyman appears to be catching a wave in other areas as well, leading to rapid growth throughout 2021. As a result, a firm that has always seemed to be on the verge of emerging as a genuine challenger to the Big 3—potentially expanding it to a Big 4—appears to be ever-closer to making that a reality.
With compensation, client work and career progression prospects that are all at the top end of the industry, this is a firm to give serious consideration to spending a few years—or longer—building a career with.
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...
“A stellar firm that outperforms all competitors consistently over the past years - now even faster than before.”
“Compared to the competition, what sets us apart is an amazing work culture, better than I imagined. I have worked at other consulting firms but this one is definitely different.”
“Great international firm with interesting local opportunities. Amazing place to work with great colleagues. Meritocratic system recognizing each consultant value from day one.”
“I chose OW because the smaller size of the firm w/r/t MBB allows you to have high exposure from the very first time, working in an extremely competitive environment with amazing people and top clients. This results in a less structured career path w/r/t peers, but you have more flexibility to find soon your position within such an amazing firm.”
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“Ultimately your career at OW will not be handed to you - you have to go out and achieve your goals and seek opportunities. But if you have the drive, you will go further than anywhere else.”
“You'll be challenged all the time and you'll work with people who are genuinely nice. Senior leadership are friendly, and a buddy system is in place to ensure you always have someone to ask questions. I started earlier this year, and it honestly could not have gone better in terms of the projects I've worked on and the people I've met. I made a great decision to join.”
“Entry level graduates coming from a selective list of schools; good quantitative skills and business sense; ambition and motivation; ability to collaborate and work across themes (as well as across geographies); strong interpersonal skills.”
“Extremely efficient and honest interview process which is great for the candidate. Someone with good problem solving skills, entrepreneurs and an ability to work in a team.”
“Interviews with a diverse group of people and a cross-section of seniority levels in order to see different perspectives and to build trust. Ideal candidate is very strong analytically but also emotionally and socially intelligent.”
“The firm are looking for people with the credentials and problem-solving skills to help their clients, as well as values in line with the firm's image e.g., a team player, inclusive etc."
“We aim to call back the same day, or at least at the start of the following week (given interviews are Fridays). The ideal OW candidate is a free thinker, ideally someone who thrives in an environment without strict hierarchies and brings their genuine self to the interview. Those who seek to fit a consulting model will probably have friction against our more laid-back approach”