Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 284 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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3.3 284 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(143 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very good to company for learning opportunities

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsAutonomy in working style
Great learning opportunities
No geographical limitation in terms of choosing your work place

ConsNot very robust people system in place
Non competitive salaries for initial levels
No work life balance during peak seasons

Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance can be better managed during peak season for better engagement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great learning experience, and platform to grow in specialised domain

Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee)
Delhi

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere is great support from the colleagues and management in terms of career growth and helping out with clearing actuarial papers.
Other pros are - intellectual peer group, professional development opportunities, recognised brand and the salary (if you're able to clear a lot of papers!)

ConsHighly niche, one should continue only if certain of pursuing the field, the papers and work can get a bit strenuous especially if you do not enjoy it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stable Company, Sub-par middle management

Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsMany experienced colleagues who are very willing to share their knowledge

ConsNot much room for professional growth
Poor communication from middle management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsVery client focused, constantly generating revenue

ConsIn certain positions there are no room for growth. The merge is not fully complete, still feels like it's two companies instead of one.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rocky place to work, Nice surroundings, great training, lack of follow-up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson for more than 3 years

ProsSome can make it to other jobs, the working environment is pleasant as far as the building as it is new and the desks are large, great people on the teams

ConsNo concern for the people who work there, fear is used as an incentive, no marketing plans, everything is done on a wing and a prayer. You are not looked at for advancement unless you have been buttering up the supervisors or have another type of connection. Great work means nothing. There is never a safe feeling and there is no idea in management about how the process really works. Supervisors are not licensed and can offer little help. No forward thinking, just jump in the water and see what hapens

Advice to Senior ManagementUse great project management and SWOT on your projects, people should not be advanced unless they have the education and experience. Think the campaigns through to the end. Use focus groups more often. The Benefit Advisors experience guide you. Use background checks on everyone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start right off of college

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsThe people here are really smart and are always willing to help.

ConsLow base salary. There also is no growth internally. The benefits here are also not great.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start

Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsWhen I first started, there were a lot of great people to learn from. Collaborating with others frequently quickens learning and development.

ConsSalaries are the same across office regions. Senior sellers leaving the company at an alarming rate. As a result work is becoming harder to come by.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job at retaining senior people who land big projects.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty Good

Communication and Change Management Analyst (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work-life balance, great team, smart people. Good growth opportunity.

ConsLower salary than competitors. Not as easy to move between practices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some good, some bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsWell compensated. Large company with some good areas.

ConsToo top heavy with management. Wrong people get blamed when things go bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Towers Watson as a contractor for less than a year

ProsEveryone was very nice and open to help/

ConsThis is such a large company that sometimes you feel like a spec on the wall.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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