Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. Actuary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and recognition of top ees

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough

  2. Work hard to be rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varied opportunities available
    Great people
    Great study support and professional development

    Cons

    Often needed to work long hours

  3. Business Analyst

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organized very professional , great structure for the first few weeks, training documents and orientations.

    Cons

    Haven't seen any cons yet do you want me to write something that's 20 words or more it's a con but there aren't any that I've seen so far.

    Advice to Management

    Good management

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  5. First year programme in London provides candidates with a

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Senior employees are knowledgeable and easy to approach
    -The firm ranks first in pension consulting
    - Relaxed culture with human hours
    - Provides you with an indepth outlook towards financial pension industry

    Cons

    - The programme is short compared to other competitors
    - There is a lack of hands-on experience in terms of the content covered
    - The firm pays graduates considerably less even when compared to their closest competitors

    Advice to Management

    The content of the spring programme should be extended ti provide candidates with the experience required to stack up to those who intern at other firms.

  6. Associate

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits
    Good training and benefits

    Cons

    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven
    Workload and promotions can be uneven

    Advice to Management

    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities
    Review process refined to include additional responsibilities

  7. Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Staffing is an ongoing issue

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    Lead Benfits Systems Administrator

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Low pay, high stress and no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, assign fewer clients.

  9. Account Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great reputation/brand
    Decent salary
    Collaborative
    Training opportunities
    Making a big shift in focus moving to exchanges - exciting time to be part of the firm

    Cons

    No formal training/onboarding
    Lots of currently changes in leadership
    Performance objectives aren't very clear
    Work/life balance - working mothers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you continue to maintain your brand and practice what you preach to your clients - stay the path and you'll continue to excel

  10. Good company for diligent workers

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

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, and fun environment to work in depending on your team.

    Cons

    Vanity (though as a consultant or anyone who faces clients, you are subconsciously judged on your professional attire and how groomed you are, so this is not specific to TW).

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and treating them with dignity and integrity.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Benefit Advisor

    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work, strong emphasis on training, clear management policies

    Cons

    Short lunches, uncertain employment status when enrollment season isn't close, lack of control over schedule

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