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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.3 328 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(164 ratings)

66% 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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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne of the prominent companies in the space

    Conswork-life balance could be improved

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    Very good to company for learning opportunities

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    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

    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

    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

    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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    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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    OK Company after the merge...

    Technical Associate (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsWork from home allowed.
    Flexible with life and work schedule.
    Lots of branch offices in the U.S. and can transfer.

    ConsAfter merge with Perrin, it became too corporate.
    Top Heavy
    Too cheap with training and no room to move
    Too high of medical out of expense

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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