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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
340 Reviews

3.4
340 Reviews
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Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (there is none) - Long hours/weekend work (in 40 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    One of the prominent companies in the space

    Cons

    work-life balance could be improved

  2.  

    Very good to company for learning opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience, and platform to grow in specialised domain

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, smart people. Don't think much about the culture or employee happiness

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intelligent people who care about doing good work

    Cons

    Still suffering post integration, culture needs some work

  6.  

    A professional, generally well-run company, but change is slow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer  in  Reigate, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Reigate, England (UK)

    Pros

    A great place to work if you want to be in a pretty large financial services company, and you like being based in a pleasant market town rather than The City.

    Cons

    In my area, many folks had been in post for many decades. Nothing wrong with this in principle but when long-timers dominate a department it can be impossible to effect change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the demographics of every department; keep a balance of innovators and handle-crankers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very solid organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    - intellectual capital
    - company values
    - flexibility to work from home
    - offices around the world.
    - good career opportunities if you are a consultant and if you have all actuarial credentials.

    Cons

    - compensation is not attractive compared to competitors
    - vacation, sick leave and paid time off benefits are mediocre
    - operations teams are often not remunerated well and have very limited career opportunities within the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin using some of the advice you provide to your clients in house.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Company after the merge...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Associate  in  Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Associate in Arlington, VA (US)

    Pros

    Work from home allowed.
    Flexible with life and work schedule.
    Lots of branch offices in the U.S. and can transfer.

    Cons

    After merge with Perrin, it became too corporate.
    Top Heavy
    Too cheap with training and no room to move
    Too high of medical out of expense

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

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

    Pros

    Pension plan to go along with 401k

    Cons

    low pay and promotions are done by years of experience and not skill level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfactory but not challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst

    Pros

    Good colleagues and working environment. This is very important because you are able to ask senior people for advice and stressful moments are infrequent. Competitive basic package.

    Cons

    Rigid structures mean that the job can be very monotonous. Also there are very little performance rewards/penalties to differentiate in employee performance.
    Structure seems top heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make more effort to be offering varied, challenging work to junior employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, not very up to speed on technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. There are very little management training offered to the managers.

    Cons

    The roles are not well defined in the organization. Managers need to develop their skills in management.

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