Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 285 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 285 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(144 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "tight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised"
    in 33 reviews
  • "No work life balance during peak seasons"
    in 7 reviews
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Professional, Learning

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Delhi

I worked at Towers Watson for more than a year

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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Very good to company for learning opportunities

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsAutonomy in working style
Great learning opportunities
No geographical limitation in terms of choosing your work place

ConsNot very robust people system in place
Non competitive salaries for initial levels
No work life balance during peak seasons

Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance can be better managed during peak season for better engagement

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

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Not good place to work

Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople 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.

ConsSome 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.

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

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Great learning experience, and platform to grow in specialised domain

Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee)
Delhi

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere 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!)

ConsHighly 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice and staid company

Director (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 5 years

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

I have been working at Towers Watson

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 to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsDedicated to give interns wide exposure to different areas of the practice.

ConsSame as any other consulting firms, billable hours seem to be a tricky thing but it did not affect interns much.

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

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very rewarding experience

Data Analyst Internship (Current Employee)
Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

I have been working at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsI really learn a lot through the internship experience. no only with the data analysis but also get involved in different projects.

ConsMaybe the work is a little challenging at the beginning but it is worth it. I really like the experience and helps me a lot!

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bloomington, MN (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible hours, still has a pension plan, and company is growing. Everyone that I work with is very knowledgable and very helpful.

ConsHigh stress at times since I work on many clients. Low pay for the amount of hours and stress you put in.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your current employee and reward those that deserve it.

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

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Amazing people, great diverse experiences

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

Proswork flexibility, travel opportunities, great senior leaders, international company, great colleagues

Constight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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