Aon Hewitt Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • There is a pretty good work-life balance (in 179 reviews)

  • Allowed me to work from home for many years (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a nonexistent concept (in 75 reviews)

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

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  1. Benefits Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aon Hewitt (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were good, 401K matching

    Cons

    Mislead with bonus program for sales quotas

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    Gone down the drain

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcer
    Former Employee - Sourcer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture use to be awesome. Made you want to make a difference in the organization. I enjoyed working with my colleagues.

    Cons

    After Aon aquire Hewitt Associates, all went down the drain. It's like working in a sweat shop. Leadership only care about numbers/quantity and not quality. Hard to get promoted w/out kissing up to management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee moral and career advancement. Bring back the Hewitt culture.


  3. AON Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A competitive company in the industry leading to consistency of work.

    Cons

    Low pay, too much expected from employees and unfair treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and motivate them.


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  5. CSR

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my coworkers, and the job itself isn't bad either.

    Cons

    Management has no direction at all, you don't get what is promised to you. It really seems like most of the managers there have no experience being a manager but AON doesn't know what to do with employees that have been there for a few years so they throw them into management positions when they have no experience and have no business being a manager. Plus higher management is completely out of touch with employees in general.

    Advice to Management

    Don't even know where to start


  6. Lead Systems Analyst

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    Former Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spent 10+ years at the company. Worked with large clients. Used to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you are a top performer who exceeds expectations, you may get a 2 percent raise. Many good performers get nothing. Hard position to be in as a manager. Technology is ancient and the management is filled with people who have never worked anywhere else. Leaders are not open to using applications that they did not develop internally. Still in the 1990's. Sad and embarassing. It's like the Titanic. We know how that ended.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and get with the times. Rid the company of legacy systems that are money pits. Focus on developing core business and let other companies develop applications. Look for talent and not based on manager's opinion. Too many gifted people stuck under a manager who feels threatened by their talent.


  7. Pension Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pension Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Pension Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only thing worth working here for are the benefits that you receive.

    Cons

    Everything from management, to the coworkers, to the environment. Advancement is very slow and none of the managers are up front and honest with you. There are people here that should have been fired here years ago(5+ years of being here).

    Advice to Management

    Quit being scared of upper management do what you feel would benefit the department!


  8. Benefits Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Operations Manager in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Benefits Operations Manager in Lincolnshire, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aon Hewitt full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ummmm....can't really think of any; they talk a good game, but there is no way to get all of your work done without putting in 60-70 hours per week

    Cons

    Supposed work/life balance is a joke; the only way to succeed is to give up your life. You're lucky to get 1-2% yearly raises

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on your promises of a better work environment; realize that some clients require more manpower


  9. Disability Case Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are given the option to work from home a few days per week.

    Cons

    They set you up to fail by placing unrealistic goals and demands of your job. Management is "sneaky" and they lie right to your face. They do not "walk the talk."

    Advice to Management

    Allow an experienced professional who has actually worked as a disability case manager to be included when negotiating contracts with the clients. Get rid of one layer (2 people) of management.


  10. Anonymous

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a steady paycheck until something better comes along.

    Cons

    Everything including the pay, job, advancement opportunities, and overall morale of the center.

    Advice to Management

    Pay Benefit Advisors appropriately for what all the job entails and also pay out all of the bonuses earned by BAs.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Client comes first

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to work remotely which helped with work life balance. Medical benefits were great (though expensive).

    Cons

    Client always comes first no matter what! Employees are not rewarded for their performance. No clear way to distinguish top performers from low performers. Limited training opportunities. Each group operates in silos. No advancement opportunities. Managers aren't very supportive. Low pay and the bonus structure was laughable.

    Advice to Management

    I always found it funny how other companies come to Aon Hewitt to find out how to improve their employee engagement and AH provides them with all this great advice that they don't use themselves. Take care of your people and everything else will fall into place.



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