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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.3 332 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(166 ratings)

67% 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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    Professional, Learning

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee) Delhi

    ProsGood processes, good culture, good management

    ConsRestrictive, Lack of opportunities thereafter

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice and staid company

    Director (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsGreat culture, keen to ensure job security, professional.

    ConsHighly 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 Senior ManagementTW 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Consultant (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    ConsWork life balance not so good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry and connect with junior associates at all level in formal and non formal enviornment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsFlex work schedule. Great people to work with. Overall great environment

    ConsThe only issue I had was location and parking situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany values are great. I would definitely try and work on promotions from within. Overall advancement on employees.

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

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    Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsTW is challenging work place with great clients and good people. Great research and new ideas are welcome.

    Constoo few office/work spaces for everyone because of growth

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

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    Investment consulting department

    Investment Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent family of intelligent people

    ConsNone that I consider worth mentioning

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus needed on sustainable investments. No harm in considering Impact investing / Micro-credit.

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

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    Great company, great managers

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    ProsTop-notch learning and development opportunities
    They take care of their people
    Ensures people are taken care of by really caring people managers

    ConsNeeds to review their benefits packages, especially for shared services employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, and maintain the "connection" with your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsOpportunities to grow are out there

    ConsBalance is difficult to achieve

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

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    Great overall. Work-Life balance could be improved

    Retirement Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee) Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    ProsAbove average compensation, Great company and leadership, excellent work environment

    Conswork-life balance needs major improvements

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

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    Fast paced

    Pension Benefits Analyst (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsLot of very knowledgeable employees. If you prove your worth and knowledge they will reward you. The products being offered to clients are very good and the collaboration between teams continues to get better. Lots of new work in the pipeline for the future.

    ConsWith those rewards they can lose sight of how much someone can possibly handle at once. Can be very high turnover in lower levels which leads to lack of consistent work product.

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

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