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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 326 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(162 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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can learn a lot from knowledgeable industry experts.

    ConsPay is below comparable opportunities.

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    Good but not great

    Consulting Actuary (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsSmartest people in the industry
    Best resources
    Good benefits

    ConsMerger is still evident 3+ years later
    Middle management struggling to get upper managements ideas into motion
    Constantly moving target when it comes to year end measurement

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing the envelope with new ideas and help roll those ideas out to the individuals more effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great work environment with excellent people and challenging tasks.

    Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros- Quick promotion and raises for actuarial track employees
    - Experience of working with experts in the healthcare and actuarial fields
    - Very dedicated teams with a strong client-focus

    Cons- Can be difficult to maintain work/life balance
    - Sometimes seems there is low investment in systems and resources, though this appears to be changing

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're doing a great job, make sure to continue to reinvest in the company and hire sufficient associates to meet staffing needs.

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

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    Good company

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsFreedom, Flexibility, Opportunities, Culture, Colleagues

    ConsComplicated org structure makes navigation a challenge

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone - seem to be on track

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional team and incredibly diligent and smart.

    Consultant (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsProfessional, smart, diligent, lots of resources, team willing to help

    Consnone so far - very satisfied with the environment and the team

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

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    Cheerful culture, good company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice smart people, good culture, true great company to work with

    Consdont feel theres nothing worth to mention

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

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    Great company before merger, but still good now

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsColleagues are professional and smart. Reputation has already been built up, especially in the Exec Comp field. Top pay among peer companies, but definitely require top performance.

    ConsLegacy Towers Perrin has a different culture with Legacy Watson Wyatt. After merger, there's culture conflict when team members are from two legacies. Also there's a organizational restructuring which does not bring any good to integration.

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

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    Good place to work

    Account Director (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great, friendly and smart people
    -Opportunity for continuous learning
    -Supportive leadership

    Cons-Culture trends towards risk averse
    -Things take longer to change/accomplish than often necessary

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the open door policy and outreach to associates of all levels.

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

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    Great colleagues, shame about the managment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWorked with mostly a nice bunch of people, good office locations in London, get to work alongside some very knowledgeable people. One definite plus is the name looks good on your CV if nothing else.

    ConsUnderstaffed for most of the time I was there and found it to be very old boys network, if they or the senior people liked you you did well, if not tough luck and no chance of moving up. Non existent work life balance. Not great on bonus payments

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Clients ahead of employees, bad management skills.

    Consultant (Former Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsGood location of office.

    ConsManagers not pleasant to work for, treat staff like being a number. Boring job and work load too heavey for one person due to colleagues leaving and not being replaced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better and be more approachable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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