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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Flexibility, diversity of responsibility, open door policy

Cons

As is every other company, the benefits package is a consumer driving high deductible package. Not much room for internal advancement within my line of business.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to learn

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    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    A great place to learn!
    Excellent study support
    Friendly culture
    Young company and very social
    Supportive of learning
    Coworkers collaborate well and do not compete or judge
    7% pension contribution is great

    Cons

    In the UK, the head office is in Reigate, which is in the middle of the countryside and very inconvenient to reach by both public transport and car (parking spaces are only given after working 4-5 years at the firm)
    Hours can be long.
    Not a good place to earn!
    Career progression can be slow especially for technical, non-client facing roles
    Career progression very much related to the time worked at the company, rather than your performance or the value you add.
    No reward on hard work, promotion is the same as it is related to the time you've worked at the firm and bonuses are standardized
    Very difficult and political to move teams, and limited opportunity to move across geographies despite being a global company
    Managers only care about their own team and don't care about the company as a whole, limiting employees opportunities to learn how the business works
    Every role in Towers Watson is very specialist due to the size of the firm, limiting future prospects and hindering exit opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer the employees a broader learning opportunity and the opportunity to move across teams and locations. Lots of good employees get stuck in the wrong team and then end up leaving the firm when they could have added lots of value to the firm

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Long-time employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Challenging projects, great people, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Difficult work/life balance, tough to share information within firm, unclear career paths for people not following typical actuarial career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't underestimate the value of knowledge and experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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