Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
357 Reviews
3.3
357 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Professional, Learning

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

    I worked at Towers Watson for more than a year

    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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    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.  

    Great firm, interesting work, wonderful people, and one of the top HR consulting firm

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Exposure to all different types of clients, industries, and work
    - Will not pigeon hole you into one field; have opportunities to do work in different lines of business
    - Great upper management, i.e., they care about your career progression, your work/life balance, etc.
    - Firm's brand and reputation in the HR consulting space
    - You learn something different from each different consultant and colleague you work with
    - Working on multiple projects at once - subjective opinion but keeps work interesting
    - Flexibility in schedule

    Cons

    - Cash compensation is fair, though should be better with the level of stress and responsibilities given. However, total rewards (comp + benefits + retirement) is great
    - Work / life balance can suffer at times. Often on-call around the clock. Though the trade off is the vast amount experience you get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    TW is a great place to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, managers are nice

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

  11.  

    Excellent internship among consulting industry.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Friendly and nice mentor, work-life balance.

    Cons

    No contract for the first few days.

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