Towers Watson

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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 17 February 2015
Updated 17 February 2015
122 Reviews
3.0
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Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment depending upon the office and the manager (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to start your career.

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

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
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  5.  

    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

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

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    software developer review

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, good teamwork. good benefits, little travel. Good for people coming out on college getting a start in their carriers needing the experience because they have a good training program.

    Cons

    They pay is in salary, so the hours are often long. their busy session is near Christmas. It seems this company has more leaders then workers, this makes it hard to set priorities when your working with multiple team leads, lead developers, and project managers..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A company with good benefits and a great sense of community, but inadequate training and career development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, sense of community and collaboration, hard-working people

    Cons

    Lack of interdepartmental communication, inadequate training, there is still a palpable friction between former legacy Towers Perrin and legacy Watson Wyatt associates even though it's been five years since the merger. At least in my department, there was very little opportunity for growth, and there were some people who had been working there for decades and who never had an opportunity to move up in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to implement better training programs and clearer goals for personal and professional development.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedules. WFH is also a plus.

    Cons

    Stingy when it comes to a raise or promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being ok with mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly professional organisation adapting to a changing world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great quality people
    High standards of professionalism
    Good corporate ethics and desire to put clients first

    Cons

    Has become too big and less collaborative
    Can be slow to adapt
    Very demanding on young employees, who 'should feel privileged to work for TW regardless of the rewards'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve collaboration between lines of business
    Enliven the working environment
    Try to retain a small company ethos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good consulting firm

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Laid back environment
    Casual dress
    Flexible work arrangements
    Chance to work with really smart and bright people
    Pays relatively well
    Multi cutltural

    Cons

    Not much choice for career growth
    You have to be really, really, really smart to get noticed
    Progressing in your career also means, "it's who you sometimes know"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You get great amount of support and resources when it comes to exam reimbursements, study materials etc. The process is easy and quick.

    Cons

    Some people are smart while some are really dumb. But management focuses on recruiting people who knows how to talk a lot hence they're recruiting very very stupid people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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