Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 5 July 2015
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  1. Investment Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flat organisation structure - this presents great learning opportunities for entry level employee
    Good variety of work - interesting and challenging, not too repetitive
    Close to zero office politics
    Really lives up to the ClientFirst policy

    Cons

    Long working hours - work can get very busy at times, no control over deadline due to client demand
    Remuneration structure is not great

    Advice to Management

    Should try harder when negotiating project delivery deadlines with clients; needs to improve resource management, especially on the junior level employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Management

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, work from home sometimes

    Cons

    Management has no Idea what there are doing half the time, high minority turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and promoting your friends, retain good employees


  3. Good Company

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are nice, great company events

    Cons

    depending on what level you are hired on you will not be bonus eligible. Not a lot of room for growth
    Annual salary increases are not much
    Sick days and vacation days are not separate - all comes out of your PTO


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Alienation, inpersonal and depressing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great views of Denver, nice location. Good snacks in the kitchen and fairly nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Very dry, old, stodgy company who is so bogged down by over-doing their security measures, they prevent themselves from ever creating good software. You can't use any cloud based software, their VPN is a nightmare, their tech support is a joke and overall, their products stink, their developers are dinosaurs and there is no real feeling of company culture or comeraderie.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust your employees, give them the benefit of the doubt and let them wear jeans, this isn't 1954. Also, don't throw them under the bus and stop it with that desk sharing junk, what a nightmare.


  6. CSR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you love working in a call center, this is a great company.

    Cons

    Too many new and inexperienced managers. I was told by my supervisor that I could have time off for a pre-exhisting commitment. When i returned to work, I was fired. Just make sure you get things in writing.

    Advice to Management

    When yo tell an employee something, don't lie about it.


  7. ADP/ Mentor/Supervisor in Training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ADP/Mentor/SIT in Richardson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - ADP/Mentor/SIT in Richardson, TX (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for those who will play the game

    Cons

    Don't keep their word, regarding hiring temps as permanent

    Advice to Management

    Make full-time jobs available to those who have worked for the company faithfully


  8. Actuarial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    great team environment and trainings offered

    Cons

    poor work/life balance during busy season


  9. Great Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good people, Perks, Diverse, Great opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Salary at the entry levels is on the low side (based on the job duties), more concrete opportunities for training needed

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in training and listen to employee ideas


  10. Great Place to work

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

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Pay for performance

    Cons

    In my time, it was really busy so no time for extra curricular activities


  11. Towers Watson

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Arlington, VA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    It is a global company that provides great growth opportunities. It encourages diversity in the workplace. It has a relatively flat structure and managers are approachable. There is also a very team-work oriented environment.

    Cons

    Since it has numerous offices nation-wide in the US, sometimes you never get to meet your internal clients and colleagues face to face. Work-life balance can improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work! Should consider implementing strategies that improve the work-life balance of associates. Improve social-responsibility strategies.



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