In fact, we've intentionally removed many of the barriers that, in more traditional firms, slow the pace at which an able individual can assume responsibility. Because we believe that you can learn just as much, if not more, on the job than in the classroom, an advanced degree is not a prerequisite for promotion to Partner. In both of our primary career tracks – Financial Services Management Consulting and General Management Consulting – many of those who came to us straight from university are now Partners. That's because we emphasize a six- to nine-year Partner path as opposed to a two or three year analyst program. Those with previous industry or consulting experience are expected to progress even more quickly into the partnership.
We recognize that by supporting the professional and personal goals and interests of our people, the entire organization benefits. Your life is not all about your work at Oliver Wyman, nor should it be. That's why we offer innovative alternatives for work and life beyond the firm that include sabbaticals, externships, Non-Profit Fellowships and part-time work programs.