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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
342 Reviews

3.4
342 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Professional, Learning

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Delhi
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Delhi

    Pros

    Good processes, good culture, good management

    Cons

    Restrictive, Lack of opportunities thereafter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    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.  

    Not good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros

    People are very helpful. They take out time to help you understand the work and make you grow in the company. Emphasis given to professional growth.

    Cons

    Some people have ego issues. They pile on work together and have unrealistic demands with timelines. Had a lot of trouble taking even half day leave. Also I am having a lot of trouble extracting my leaving documents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience, and platform to grow in specialised domain

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

    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
  7.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work life balance not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've only been with the company for three months but so far it's off to a great start. I feel like my work has meaning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Benefits Systems Administrator  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Benefits Systems Administrator in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    Pros

    The benefits are great!

    Casual dress is allowed except when clients are visiting, working from home is allowed on a limited basis, I can set my own schedule within reason, they provide a company iPhone, they do 401k matching and provide a pension, there are free sporting event tickets and tailgates for company outings, occasionally there is free food, the soda machines are always free, the list goes on and on.

    Cons

    It's a global company so there are a lot of people to coordinate with in order to get things done.

    Also, I'm in a rapidly expanding business segment so there can sometimes be growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees know that difficult changes need to be made from time to time. However, they would like to feel like management understands that changes take time and effort out of their normal work day and schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good employer

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good colleagues

    Cons

    Salary isn't comparable compared with market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Professional organisation doing good things - a bit stiff and boring though.

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

    Pros

    Good name, good services and good people

    Cons

    No clear goals that make business sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go of the hierarchy and be more inclusive to all levels when thinking about innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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