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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 331 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(166 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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    Cheerful culture, good company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice smart people, good culture, true great company to work with

    Consdont feel theres nothing worth to mention

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

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    Great company before merger, but still good now

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsColleagues are professional and smart. Reputation has already been built up, especially in the Exec Comp field. Top pay among peer companies, but definitely require top performance.

    ConsLegacy Towers Perrin has a different culture with Legacy Watson Wyatt. After merger, there's culture conflict when team members are from two legacies. Also there's a organizational restructuring which does not bring any good to integration.

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

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    Good place to work

    Account Director (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great, friendly and smart people
    -Opportunity for continuous learning
    -Supportive leadership

    Cons-Culture trends towards risk averse
    -Things take longer to change/accomplish than often necessary

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the open door policy and outreach to associates of all levels.

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

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    The people and nice and supportive.

    Intern (Former Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsReally great smart and caring people. There is a great work-life balance.

    ConsEveryone is so busy with their own stuff there is not a lot of mentorship. People are also not considerate about your time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCoworkers are intelligent, helpful, and very friendly. Everyone is very hardworking and willing to assist in any way that they can.

    ConsDemanding clients and work atmosphere sometimes cause unnecessary stress. You frequently have competing projects that both demand your full attention so good time management skills are key.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Investment Line of business

    Junior Investment Consultant (Current Employee) Rome (Italy)

    ProsThere's lots of learning and a friendly working environment.

    ConsIn italy not well developed

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    Good place to work

    Consulting Actuary (Current Employee) Detroit, MI (US)

    ProsSalary is fair. Lots of interesting work

    ConsLonger hours can be expected

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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)

    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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    An astute professional with 5 years of experience in Food & Beverage Department in Hotel Industry with Msc Hotel Mgt.

    Communication & Change Management Analyst (Former Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsFor Knowledge, Flagship Company, Carrier, Salary, For my Prestige.

    ConsTo increase the shareholder value and maximize profit by improving the operational efficiencies and Maximum utilization for the available resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to improve because Changes & improvement will not stop anywhere. So all over the world even all small towns also need to know about our Organisations. We need to work Smart & Hard.

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

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