Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Good as a career starter but bad for a long-term employment (Retirement LOB)

    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Professionalism
    Great people
    Work ethics
    Any work you get after this will be a vacation

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Low salary for the amount of work (due to the industry price pressure)
    No future for the retirement industry

  2. Inbound Medicare Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay seems to be very good for the type of work entailed.

    Cons

    The licensing exam is probably the biggest obstacle to gaining employment.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great.

  3. Motivating the Motivated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to bring disruptive innovation.

    Cons

    Long hours because new consultants were slow to hired

    Advice to Management

    Bump up the employee brand

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good firm

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Investment consulting practice at cutting edge of industry

    Cons

    Qualification requirements (CFA) are intense

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!

  6. It is ok, depends on what team you join

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Some good people and can get exposure to other large clients

    Cons

    Managers are bullies and over inflated middle manager layer blocking opportunities

    Advice to Management

    See the bigger picture, have less self interest

  7. Helpful (2)

    software developer review

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good teamwork. good benefits, little travel. Good for people coming out on college getting a start in their carriers needing the experience because they have a good training program.

    Cons

    They pay is in salary, so the hours are often long. their busy session is near Christmas. It seems this company has more leaders then workers, this makes it hard to set priorities when your working with multiple team leads, lead developers, and project managers..

  8. Good experience, not top tier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, very friendly and approachable office culture, management eager to implement the merger and train staff

    Cons

    compensation low for consulting (in entry level positions), not very much travel, office based, not comparable to top tier firms

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good experience, nice people, development opportunities available

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Conveniently located office
    - Exposure to senior clients early

    Cons

    - Still struggled with post-merger culture issues
    - Unrealistic utilization and billable hours goals made for stressful environment
    - Staffing model could be better

  10. A company with good benefits and a great sense of community, but inadequate training and career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, sense of community and collaboration, hard-working people

    Cons

    Lack of interdepartmental communication, inadequate training, there is still a palpable friction between former legacy Towers Perrin and legacy Watson Wyatt associates even though it's been five years since the merger. At least in my department, there was very little opportunity for growth, and there were some people who had been working there for decades and who never had an opportunity to move up in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to implement better training programs and clearer goals for personal and professional development.

  11. Great company to work for, the people are very nice.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    The office culture is great. The people actually care. The company offers tons of training for the associates which is a huge plus.

    Cons

    You can put in a lot of hours during peak times of the year.
    The pay for support staff isn't bad but it's not great either

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