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Oct 5, 2010 - 6:58pm
consulted87, what's your opinion? Comment below:

OW pretty much hires target...they are pretty tough to crack. i wouldnt say either is easier to get into, they are very different. i am in the application cycle and am getting no love from OW nor Mercer. my advice, find alumni in the firm or network hard (im networking pretty hard and again, still no love)

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein
Oct 6, 2010 - 5:51am
Lilo, what's your opinion? Comment below:
consulted87:
OW pretty much hires target...they are pretty tough to crack. i wouldnt say either is easier to get into, they are very different. i am in the application cycle and am getting no love from OW nor Mercer. my advice, find alumni in the firm or network hard (im networking pretty hard and again, still no love)

Do you mind telling me how you network? Private message me or here :) Thanks

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:58pm
FinnesseGod, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey, I've been reading posts here quite a bit. This is a VERY Thorough guide as to how to effectively network. I'm applying it right now as well!

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/want-to-get-me-on-the-phone-heres-how-a-networking-overview

Oct 5, 2010 - 7:08pm
PorcineAviation, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Firstly, this is a pretty stupid question - they're two completely different jobs.

Secondly, OW have both an FS and a General consulting practice. The FS practice is ~45% of the business.

Thirdly, OW are as hard to get an offer at as MBB. I don't know about Mercer.

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Oct 6, 2010 - 5:50am
Lilo, what's your opinion? Comment below:
PorcineAviation:
Firstly, this is a pretty stupid question - they're two completely different jobs.

Secondly, OW have both an FS and a General consulting practice. The FS practice is ~45% of the business.

Thirdly, OW are as hard to get an offer at as MBB. I don't know about Mercer.

There is no such thing as "stupid question". If you feel stupid answering to it, don't. There are other who will.

Oct 6, 2010 - 5:15pm
PorcineAviation, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Lilo:
PorcineAviation:
Firstly, this is a pretty stupid question - they're two completely different jobs.

Secondly, OW have both an FS and a General consulting practice. The FS practice is ~45% of the business.

Thirdly, OW are as hard to get an offer at as MBB. I don't know about Mercer.

There is no such thing as "stupid question". If you feel stupid answering to it, don't. There are other who will.

This is consulting - stupid questions kill your credibility. You need an attitude change.

Oct 5, 2010 - 11:00pm
gop85, what's your opinion? Comment below:

OW FS is pretty hard I think - tons of princeton alumni. Different groups within Mercer are easier than others. A lot of Mercer's work is actuarial (Retirement, Health & Benefits, some Investment Consulting) so it would be pretty hard to break in without passing some actuary exams. If you actually want to work with HR issues you should look at the Human Capital group - no actuaries there.

Oct 5, 2010 - 11:51pm
consulted87, what's your opinion? Comment below:

i applied for an analyst position in their health and life sciences division and essentially have been told to fuck off...i went to shitty nontargets for undergrad and grad...i like to think that doesnt play a huge role but i live in a false world

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” - Albert Einstein
Oct 7, 2010 - 3:55pm
Consultant22, what's your opinion? Comment below:

How would you guys rank the prestige of Oliver Wyman General Management Consulting? Also, do you have any insight into the online quantitative skills test that they ask you to take?

Mar 11, 2013 - 8:11am
CasualCriminal3090, what's your opinion? Comment below:

bump..anyone know how hard GMC consulting cases are? or what they look for/ how this is different from other companies? i have a 30 min first round over the phone with an associate, so any info related to this would be much appreciated.

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:34pm
kakaman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

They are two different businesses that focus on two different things. OW is your typical Strategy Consultant that competes with MBB. Mercer is more HR and Retirement Consulting (looking at pension plans, health insurance plans, some investing work). The profiles of the candidates are different. In a vacuum I would say OW is harder only because they follow the same prestige chasing that MBB does, so only targets need apply

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:37pm
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