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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 331 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(166 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne of the prominent companies in the space

    Conswork-life balance could be improved

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    Very good to company for learning opportunities

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    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

    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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    OK Company after the merge...

    Technical Associate (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

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

    ConsAfter 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfactory but not challenging

    Investment Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsRigid 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 Senior ManagementNeed to make more effort to be offering varied, challenging work to junior employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPension plan to go along with 401k

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, not very up to speed on technology

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

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

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    Great for those who are starting out

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Reigate, England (UK)

    ProsWorking with people who have a wealth of experience in the field
    Everyone is very helpful
    Most people are easy to work with

    ConsPeople complain about salaries
    People move to other firms as they provide better salaries
    Management does not seem to do anything about attrition

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview salaries and make adjustments to address the attrition rate

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

     

    Reseracher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can learn a lot from knowledgeable industry experts.

    ConsPay is below comparable opportunities.

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    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    ProsHours, pay is ok. Not back to back calls like other companies.

    ConsGrowing rapidly, attitudes can bring you down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that center managers and team leads treat staff with respect. They tend to lose sight of that.

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

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