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Oliver Wyman is an American management consulting firm. Founded in New York City in 1984, the firm has more than 60 offices in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, employing over 5,000 professionals. It ranks among the best strategy consulting firms in the world in terms of prestige, growth, and employee satisfaction. The firm is part of the Oliver Wyman Group.

A former employee mentioned, "Oliver Wyman is the sweatshop boutique consulting firm you have heard about at an international scale. This sweatshop atmosphere is layered on top of a culture where it is difficult to trust/believe anything that individual managers or firm leaders tell you. If everything internally were how it is marketed, or how it is described by firm leadership then the firm would be fantastic, however the disconnect between description and reality is mind-bending. as an example - the career trajectory here is described as 'not up or out', yet the compensation model and career counselling is explicitly up-or-out driven. Managers are mostly just really good consultants who have limited managerial training, resulting in extreme micro-management of all of their direct reports. The training routines here are underfunded and offered 1 year too late for most people, regardless of what the training is"

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Former Employee - Designer says

"poor communication, opaque decision making, no opportunity, very corporate"

Associate (Current Employee) says

"Oliver Wyman is the 'sweatshop' boutique consulting firm you have heard about at an international scale. This sweatshop atmosphere is layered on top of a culture where it is difficult to trust/believe anything that individual managers or firm leaders tell you. If everything internally were how it is marketed, or how it is described by firm leadership then the firm would be fantastic, however the disconnect between description and reality is mind-bending. as an example - the career trajectory here is described as 'not up or out', yet the compensation model and career counselling is explicitly up-or-out driven. Managers are mostly just really good consultants who have limited managerial training, resulting in extreme micro-management of all of their direct reports. the training routines here are underfunded and offered 1 year too late for most people (regardless of what the training is)employees are on average nice peopleeverything else"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Old computers, good old boy culture, clunky processes"

Senior Consultant (Former Employee) says

"No work life balance Not diverse No opportunities for advancement Good food Very young Very specific culture, outliers not appreciated Good travel perks"

Former Employee - Graphic Designer says

"When its not toxic or abusive, it's just plain petty leadership that takes no shame in gas lighting. Go ahead and believe your eyes - it really is as bad as it seems here. Leadership at the top is effectively a deer in the headlights when it comes to the behavior seen under his watch. It boggles the mind how a team this large could be lead by people this small. You wont want to believe it because it is in such plain view, and management stands ready to pull the veil in front of you. "Nothing to see here". The faster you get out, the easier it will be. The annual review process is not much more than a shell game even if you do somehow manage to get "promoted". This job will ruin your career if you stay longer than a year."

Executive Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Not a good company culture, management does not accept any feedback from employees and they do not look at you as an individual but as a number. Not a good place to work at."

Former Employee - Executive Assistant says

"Oliver Wyman is deeply committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion that honors the fundamental principles of human dignity, equality, and mutual respect. Employees are urged to address any concerns or complaints of harassment to a manager, Human Capital team member, or our parent company’s Employee Relations Department. Oliver Wyman will thoroughly and fairly investigate reports or complaints of harassment, and will promptly take appropriate remedial action to resolve the problem."

Senior Consultant (Current Employee) says

"Volatile work/life balance Lack of proper support or guidance System is set up success of fresh grads straight out of college, not experienced or lateral hires Decent pay and benefits Smart coworkers"

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