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Who we are

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

It comes from people who believe that they are creating new possibilities for our clients, themselves, the communities they live in – and for each other.

Visit an Oliver Wyman office anywhere in the world and you will feel it: the buzz of people who are doing work that matters and choosing their path. There’s no corporate mold to fit and hierarchy doesn’t get in the way. Better ideas win and everybody contributes. 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.

Experienced professionals bring us the know-how to make lasting change for our clients and our company.  We are not typical ‘management’ consultants. We provide industry- and discipline-specific knowledge and expertise, which amplifies our impact and helps us shape the future for our clients. Oliver Wyman is a diverse, entrepreneurial, non-competitive partnership of individuals who like to pursue new opportunities or build a unique franchise doing what they do best in a collegial, fun environment.

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 hands-on, not academic. We are here to produce lasting change.

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.

Your Career Path

See where you fit at Oliver Wyman

We are a company where you can chart your own path and advance at your own pace.

Your experience and knowledge determine where you start. After that, there is no pressure to move ‘up our out.’  Progression and compensation here are transparent: You’ll know how you’re doing against your goals and be given opportunities to expand your responsibilities.

Consultant

NEW CONSULTANTS often travel and work on client 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.  TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: < 2 YEARS

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. TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:  2 - 4 YEARS

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.  TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: 4+ YEARS

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.  TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: 5 - 7 YEARS

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.  TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: ±8 YEARS

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.

Where can you go from here ?

Oliver Wyman alumni leave with deep expertise and worldwide networks. Learn what some of them are doing now.

 

 

 

Personal Development

Gaining and sharing knowledge is the job

We are a company of mentors and apprentices at every level.

Oliver Wyman gives you the choice to dig deeper into your specialty or develop mastery in a new field with lots of feedback along the way. Experimentation and growth is central here: we are continually creating new practices as the world changes and as we uncover new ways of doing business.   And what you learn, we expect you to teach.

When you join, we’ll pair you with a peer who has gone through a similar career transition to help you settle in, assess your choices, and answer any questions.  A Partner 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 to help you with your continued development.  Training programs complement your mentoring. 

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.

360º personal support...

...from colleagues, Partners, talent management professionals, and worldwide employee resource groups for LGBT, racially and ethnically diverse, female, and veterans colleagues.

Inspired people with interesting lives make better consultants

We never forget that your world is bigger than the office.

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 philosophy

It’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.