Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 30 June 2015
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Pros
  • Managers allow you to have a good work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Nice work environment with free fruits once a week (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of reviews have quoted an excellent work/life balance but I don't see it (in 52 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    good place to start your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to start your career, quality work done with enriching experience of learning some good tools and databases. Salary increment and bonus is usually above the industry standards. Young team, making it comfortable for people to adjust easily.

    Cons

    Sometimes one faces the challenge of being managed by the incompetent manager as the team is quite young. No work life balance during peak time (which stays so around the year). I feel most of the work is delegated to the junior employees while you can see project managers whiling away their time. It is demotivating and unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure that the salary increment and bonuses are actually based on the quality of the work done by an employee and not on the general opinion of the colleagues.


  2. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    One of the prominent companies in the space

    Cons

    work-life balance could be improved


  3. Very good to company for learning opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not very robust people system in place
    Non competitive salaries for initial levels
    No work life balance during peak seasons

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance can be better managed during peak season for better engagement


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  5. Great learning experience, and platform to grow in specialised domain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Delhi
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Delhi

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There 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!)

    Cons

    Highly 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.


  6. Senior Actuarial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good growth opportunity, average pay

    Cons

    long hours, aggressive billable hour / sales goals


  7. Consultant at Towers Watson

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Treat staff very well, consistently

    Cons

    Often lack of opportunities for growth


  8. Flexible but stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible workplace culture, working from home is no issue as long as you deliver to Clients.

    Cons

    Too focus on billable hours, pace of work can be stressful at times. High turnover in various dept will caused the workload to fall on existing employees. Need to work on recruitment, not hiring the right candidates for the role.


  9. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are nice, great company events

    Cons

    depending on what level you are hired on you will not be bonus eligible. Not a lot of room for growth
    Annual salary increases are not much
    Sick days and vacation days are not separate - all comes out of your PTO


  10. Actuarial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team environment and trainings offered

    Cons

    poor work/life balance during busy season


  11. ADP/ Mentor/Supervisor in Training

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ADP/Mentor/SIT in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - ADP/Mentor/SIT in Richardson, TX (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for those who will play the game

    Cons

    Don't keep their word, regarding hiring temps as permanent

    Advice to Management

    Make full-time jobs available to those who have worked for the company faithfully



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