Aon Hewitt

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Aon Hewitt Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
1,286 Reviews
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Pros
  • There is ample room for growth and the company seems to really respect work-life balance (in 179 reviews)

  • Lts of opportunities to work from home unless you are in Customer Service (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • EVERYTHING is based on client needs and so forget about work-life balance (in 75 reviews)

  • No work / life balance expect to work holidays (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    A multinational outsourcer, not a global consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Partner in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Genuine passion for client service; wonderful colleagues; passionate and smart CEO in Greg Case; strong brand in the market

    Cons

    lots of problems with administrative systems; expense management is in line with an outsourcer - not consulting; revenue & profit management is month to month - little long term strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Articulate a vision for long term strategy to inspire your people; give attention (or just freedom) to consulting unit rather than managing like an outsourcing tack on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive, but extreme cost pressures exist that are driving very lean staffing and and uptick in attrition.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Outsourcing Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Outsourcing Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, open door policy with leadership.

    Cons

    Very low merit increases, if any. Low bonus payouts, especially the last few years. 50 hr/week is the expectation, and little time to devote to personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to appreciate the value of tenure on the floor, and the cost to replace that level of experience. Often penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to holding on to key talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Stressful, low paying, but good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DC Benefit Ops Manager - Large Market in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - DC Benefit Ops Manager - Large Market in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the autonomy Aon-Hewitt gave me to develop innovate solutions. I certainly felt encouraged to grow. I also enjoyed my direct management 4 out of the 6 years I worked there.

    Cons

    Stressful! Often times under staffed working on hi demand clients with no opportunity. The only promotion I received was due to me threatening to leave the company. I was given little to no management training, and was constantly doing fire drills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investment in technology
    Better recruitment - you may need to pay more to attract top talent
    Lack of opportunities and failure to rotate top performers through multiple client teams will continue to result in high turnover.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good first job out of college.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Operations Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Benefits Operations Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rarely work more than 40 hours a week

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion and the pay is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developing employees is not a strong suit of Aon Hewitt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn if you don't mind working extra hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People, challenging work and flexible work hours

    Cons

    lack of work and life balance in consulting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Aon Hewitt good company to start out a career after college.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Setup Configuration Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Setup Configuration Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Fun coworkers
    - Good learning environment
    - Decent benefits

    Cons

    - Relatively low starting salary
    - Some client teams are not very team like and the members keep to themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees rather than your share holders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay Place to Work in Atlanta

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Broker in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent work and life balance for GA employer

    Cons

    Lacking in their internal talents ability to progress within organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop internal talent before seeking outside the organization

  9.  

    Challenging work for lower pay than competitors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The intellectual challenge and learning curve is great. You will always be very busy. The employees are very hardworking.

    Cons

    You are paid less in your position than those in similar position at competing companies is what I have heard from those who left - about 15-20 less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do a lot to share information about the direction of the company. You are very outwardly appreciative and thankful for the employee's hard work, but you do not pay enough for the level of challenge and amount of work being done in the time that it is done. I have heard from several people who left the company. 100% of them say that the competitors pay significantly more for the same and sometimes less work. Please reward our work with less words and more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great for starters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Configuration Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Configuration Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of young and fun people. It is a good opportunity to learn right out of college.

    Cons

    Very bad pay, way too many meetings, depending on the client team that your aligned with, you may be overworked. Good for the first two years of career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It pays the bills. Big learning curve needed to understand all of the tools.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Setup Configuration Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Setup Configuration Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits aren't bad. If you are engaged and committed, you can move up the ladder at your pace. They are a good stepping stone to working for other companies.

    Cons

    Tedious processes. The pay is not the greatest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase incentives to help reduce turnover. When adding additional steps to processes, also think about was to reduce steps in processes. Strive to make processes more efficient as possible.

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