Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 19 April 2015
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  1. No work life balance but great place to learn

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Great quality of work, good team, pay as per industry standards

    Cons

    Project dependent work, late working hours

    Advice to Management

    Offer Better remuneration

  2. Professional, Learning

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

    I worked at Towers Watson (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good processes, good culture, good management

    Cons

    Restrictive, Lack of opportunities thereafter

    Advice to Management

    Train your analytics team on real world analytics softwares (Eg SAS, SQL ) other than internally developed ones. Theres no demand for your consultants outside 3-4 HCG employers.

    The work, environment and internal opportunities are good though.

  3. Nice and staid company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, keen to ensure job security, professional.

    Cons

    Highly profit focused, reducing the strategic outlook only to the short term for markets of the future. Highly centralized. Relationship oriented - at the cost of meritocracy. Often fails to identify incompetence giving the impression that incompetence is tolerable in order to preserve the 'job security' culture.

    Advice to Management

    TW is a case of not practicing what its preaching. A little more focus on talent management and talent models will go a long way in increasing profitability as well as market share. That and a special focus on business services. The RoI on Business services is terrible!

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  5. Great

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leaders at what they do. Emplyees are treated as assets.

    Cons

    Work life balance not so good.

    Advice to Management

    Try and connect with junior associates at all level in formal and non formal enviornment.

  6. Actuary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and recognition of top ees

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

  7. Work hard to be rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Varied opportunities available
    Great people
    Great study support and professional development

    Cons

    Often needed to work long hours

  8. First year programme in London provides candidates with a

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spring Programmer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spring Programmer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Senior employees are knowledgeable and easy to approach
    -The firm ranks first in pension consulting
    - Relaxed culture with human hours
    - Provides you with an indepth outlook towards financial pension industry

    Cons

    - The programme is short compared to other competitors
    - There is a lack of hands-on experience in terms of the content covered
    - The firm pays graduates considerably less even when compared to their closest competitors

    Advice to Management

    The content of the spring programme should be extended ti provide candidates with the experience required to stack up to those who intern at other firms.

  9. Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Staffing is an ongoing issue

  10. Associate

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits

    Cons

    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven

    Advice to Management

    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities

  11. Good company for diligent workers

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, and fun environment to work in depending on your team.

    Cons

    Vanity (though as a consultant or anyone who faces clients, you are subconsciously judged on your professional attire and how groomed you are, so this is not specific to TW).

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and treating them with dignity and integrity.

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