Careers

This isn’t a 2-year program. There’s no up or out.

At Oliver Wyman you’ll make an impact from the start, and have enhanced experiences earlier in your career. Our focus on undergraduate hiring means we have designed innovative training & development, mentoring, and flexible work programs around you as a future leader, not as a two-year temporary employee.

Who We Are

There is a spirit at Oliver Wyman that you will find nowhere else

We are an entrepreneurial company where individuals create new futures for our clients, our company, and themselves.

Visit an Oliver Wyman office anywhere in the world and you will feel it: the buzz of people who are doing work that matters with a sense of purpose. There’s no corporate mold to fit and hierarchy doesn’t get in the way. Better ideas win and everybody is encouraged to contribute. Join us if you are excited by unfamiliar challenges and at ease working across cultures. You’ll find interesting people who laugh easily, speak their minds and measure success by what gets accomplished, not how many hours are worked.

New consultants can make their mark here straight away. The variety of projects that you work on will extend your skills and compress years of industry experience into months. Before long, you will create your own unique role within our diverse partnership and form your own teams and cultivate clients.

Life at Oliver Wyman

Eclectic. Energetic. That's our culture.

Oliver Wyman is a heterogeneous mix of people who learn from each other in every encounter. Who work together to build a great company, and who share what they know with the world. If you see a better way to accomplish something, or make our company or community better, you’ll find colleagues who will rally to your side.

We hire you to be you

We support your personal as well as your professional aspirations. We maintain an inclusive culture, ensuring that you can bring your whole self to work.

Stories of choices that matter

We've  collected stories of Oliver Wyman people and projects in "Our World", a digital magazine. It will give you a lively sense of our impact on industry, on society, and how our people navigate their careers with us. We invite you to learn more.

The Work We Do

A one-of-a-kind platform to change how the world works

At Oliver Wyman, consulting is practical, not academic. We are here to produce lasting impact for clients.

Clients bring us their greatest challenges – problems that global companies, non-profit organizations and even government institutions can’t always solve without outside expertise. Oliver Wyman assigns teams of experts to tackle each part of these complex problems and develop new solutions that change what’s possible for our clients, their industries, and society.

A seamless global organization. We assign the best people for each client project, regardless of where they are based. Our global staffing model means clients get our best people, and consultants get more opportunities to learn, build worldwide networks, and often forge lifelong friendships.

What kind of impact do you want to have?

Out-of-the-box thinking and deeply specialized expertise enable us to have extraordinary impact. Here are some examples.

Your Career Path

What do you want to be famous for?

New consultants at Oliver Wyman get greater client and global opportunities and develop unique expertise sooner than their peers at other consulting firms. Specialized expertise enables you to ‘own’ an area of our business early on and create more impact for our clients. Some clients still hire generalist ‘management’ consultancies for what they think. Oliver Wyman clients hire us for what we know.

How far do you want to go?

As a new consultant, you’ll set your own course and advance at your own speed. We don’t require you to leave after 2 years for graduate school.

Interns get real responsibility here

Internships at Oliver Wyman provide a true taste of life as a consultant and unique preparation for a full-time role. You’ll be staffed on projects and treated like full team members with responsibility for a distinct piece of work. Coaching and feedback is provided throughout your time with us. We consider candidates in their penultimate year of university study. Most join during the summer or a winter term. In some European countries, we offer internships throughout the year.

Consultant

New Consultants often travel and work on projects from the start. Most of the work is research and analysis for project teams. You’ll have a lot of freedom in how you structure your tasks. And, because you’re creating the fundamental knowledge on which our company runs, you can command anyone’s full attention.

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultants have enough experience to ask the right questions, frame hypotheses, and initiate research to find the answers. Challenges in different fields will help you discover where you’d like to focus. As a Senior Consultant, you will be shaping the problems that we work on and developing specialized expertise that others will seek out.

Associate

Associates break down complex problems into discrete tasks. You’ll work side by side with clients and your project team members to move projects forward and manage small teams to get the work done. Clients and colleagues look to Associates for unique insight into the subject area which they have chosen.

Engagement Manager

ENGAGEMENT MANAGERS are the on-scene leaders who run our projects day to day. It’s a role that demands thought leadership at the strategic level – and command of all the technical and operational details of execution. You will need great communication skills and the ability to forge strong relationships.

Principal

Principals are our content experts and lead complex client projects. They play a central role, alongside our Partners,  in client relationships and commercial processes. We look for a record of success in the industry field, and expect you to work closely with Partners to discover new opportunities for Oliver Wyman.

Partner

Oliver Wyman Partners are influential leaders in global industries, and the leaders of our firm. To become a Partner here you must own an area of expertise, be among the best in the world at building long-term relationships with executives at Global 1000 companies, and developing the talents of Oliver Wyman people at every level.

Professional Development

Mentors at every level help you learn and leadLearning by doing is the essence of the Oliver Wyman experience. You will be mentored by Oliver Wyman leaders at every stage in your journey. Informal ‘buddies’ will help you deal with unfamiliar challenges while settling in to a new office, and a Career Advisor will be your independent sounding board at every turn. This is in addition to continuous feedback from each project and at year-end. We also provide you with a mid-year career plan and a dedicated Talent Manager is minding your development along the way. Training programs complement your mentoring and apprentice-style learning.

Ultimately, your career trajectory is based on performance, and when you perform strongly you’ll progress. It means the job continuously stays new, challenging and rewarding. Strong performance is rewarded both financially and by upward career movement. And we’re transparent about it.

This is a company where you can ask anyone for help or bring a new idea to life. We don’t stand on ceremony and we like people who go right to where any matter is best addressed.

Professional development from Day One

  • Training programs
  • Career Advisors and mentoring 
  • In-depth experience in different roles and geographies
  • Continuous feedback
  • Company sponsorship of advanced degrees and professional accreditations

360° personal support…

...from colleagues, Partners, talent management professionals, and worldwide employee resource groups for our LGBT, racially and ethnically diverse, female and veteran colleagues at Oliver Wyman.

Inspired people with interesting lives make better consultants

Oliver Wyman cares deeply about sustainable work-life quality. We can help you pursue your passion, provide you with time to learn something new, or change what’s possible at a non-profit organization anywhere in the world. Through our flexible working programs you can:

Plan a month or two away from the firm – or arrange a sabbatical as long as six months.

  • Bring your skills to a non-profit for up to six months – with a paycheck from Oliver Wyman
  • Take a break from consulting and see what you learn in another kind of business through an Externship.
  • Extend your business network by rotating to a new position here or at our corporate parent, MMC.
  • Transfer to another office with our ‘Golden Passport’ program.
  • Create more time by adjusting your work schedule on a temporary or long-term basis.

At Oliver Wyman we believe that flexibility and refreshment are essential for a sustainable career in a demanding field, and that what you contribute is more important than face-time at the office.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity at Oliver Wyman is a philosophyIt’s not a talent program; it is a way of life. Our commitment is rooted in our values, woven into our business strategies, and lived daily in the spirit of our culture. We believe inclusion drives diversity, and diversity enables better business outcomes. We also believe creating a culture where all of our colleagues feel included and positioned for success is the right thing to do.

Recruiting Events

We hold many events across the globe on campus and online. Please select your country and search by University. We look forward to meeting you.