Aon Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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Pros
  • great work life balance involved (in 29 reviews)

  • Opportunities to work from home (depending on your team) (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge (in 8 reviews)

  • salary well below industry standards, no room for advancement, does not promote from within (in 5 reviews)

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  1. READ BEFORE YOU APPLY!!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Aon

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

    Pros

    Insurance are little cheaper.there is no other pros at all.

    Cons

    Cant use your vacation time, horrible and smallest amount of training for this huge job, no support when you start your job, horrible managers. huge employee turn over, all year hiring so that means all year people quit after few month.

    Advice to Management

    Let me tell you before you make the biggest mistake in your life and could jeopardize your stability of life. Beware stay away from AON. Only 2 weeks of training for such a scenario based job. After the training there is no floor help all are based on chat so you have to hold the customer on the phone for hours for 1 minute answer due to all are busy to cover themselves. They say you have those so called vacation but you’ll never be able to use that due to new hire No flexibility for your life such as you’ve doctor’s appointment you will not be able to take time off due to service level or so many rubbish excuses If you are going to school think twice before even you are applying as they require their needs first no flexibility for your school or exam. Managers will grade your call based on their judgment against you so if you are thick you will be in their junk list so no matter how hard you try due to you are not pretty you will be always grade low. Biggest frustration is no help over the floor, have 10 + years call center experience could not able to go through their horrible biased rude trainer ,they will expect you to research for hours putting customers on hold for 2 min answer, those problem could be solved if there is a floor coaching or trainer but they are horrible cheap in terms of training new recruit and they will dump you after few months saying not all job are meant for every one where as this job can be done without any high school grad people, just if they would have support. Their employee retention is lowest like 5% people stay so you can guess they hire all year round. They will lower ball you ,if you do not bargain they will reap you off for such hard and crazy job. Everything is outsourced in this job so for small time change you have to apply outside of the country and wait for day’s to sort some small time off things. In the interview they will amazed you with their huge building ,vacation and so many internal opportunity but trust me most of them are very rare to achieve and it is kind of exaggeration about the opportunity there is hardly any. People who never worked over the phone could be your manager so better get ready for their harsh rating on your call though you are new hire there is no mercy from them. If you do not know better you might be okay there if you worked some where okay place, please do not bother to apply and waste your life.


  2. Get your FCAS designation and go next door.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Actuarial in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Actuarial in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Aon (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive actuarial program with commensurate compensation.

    Cons

    Aon Center is not an esthetically nice place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at HR practices in the Aon Benfield Chicago office. Having the dubious luck to sit near these ladies has allowed me to view first hand the underbelly of human nature. Regular trashing of colleagues, pitting employees against each other, open discussions of compensation have left me with a real bad feeling about the choice I made to join Aon Benfield. FCAS one year away, then it's off to CNA.


  3. Sr Fin Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everyone is generally friendly and willing to help out in any way they can even if it means staying late nights.

    Cons

    Less than average pay in the industry. Long work hours. Extremely challenging work life balance.


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  5. love it

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Aon (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    working in large offices that are very expensive and trendy adding lots of worthwhile costs to the commute and the expenses of actually having the job

    Cons

    actually going to work and seeing people and hearing the lies and not really being sure if they are lies but probably everything that is said is all lies and manipulation

    Advice to Management

    keep on making money for yourselves and keeping the doors open and doing large mergers and integration; regardless of whether that really affects employees or not; make several political donations to the Chicago political machine and really get in so maybe when the whole healthcare sector or benefits or pension or many insurance sectors are detroyed you can be a government contractor


  6. Good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Advisor in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Benefits Advisor in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Aon full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To get your foot in the door in the hope of being able to move to another position within the company for growth

    Cons

    Micro-management of everything that you do from lunch hour to customer calls to asking questions. Team Leaders are only protective of their "favorites". Treat employees like cattle. Mandatory overtime during peak season & expected to work from 52 to 70 hours per week,Minimal investment in people or systems. Off-shoring has ruined internal support. Make sure you are happy with your starting salary, because raises will be underwhelming,There is no "Work- Life Balance". Lunch is only 30 minutes and the the break room microwaves are usually dirty and/or they do not work. Management wants a 2 week notice before allowing paid time off, otherwise you are penalized. do not want to pay you the bonus for making salesagent kept pushing back pay out dates on top of them not fixing glitches with agents getting credit for their sales.they do not keep honor original payment incentive they change after you have made sells .

    Advice to Management

    Value and Recognize efforts , Take the time to get to know your employees and listen to their suggestions at all levels.


  7. Everyone manages up with no regard for those "below"

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

    I have been working at Aon

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and that is about it.

    Cons

    Minimum of 55 hour work week expectation with 2% raise for those workers. Greg Case eats more than his share when he's making millions on our backs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that you care about engagement when you give the survey before review and rewards...wonder what the score would be if you announced 2% after a great year and then distributed the survey. Especially when mgmt raised our health contributions by 71%.


  8. Aon - Avoid like the PLAGUE

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

    I have been working at Aon

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

    Pros

    None at all that come to mind.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement if you are a minority.


  9. Dismal work environment with the benefit of poor leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn how to focus on shareholders and not customers. If you threaten to quit, they will bring the wheelbarrow of cash out but don't expect a raise unless you threaten to quit.

    Cons

    There is no leadership in this office. Good people are leaving and the morale is awful. Too many people crammed in too small of a space. No training. A designated "FUN" committee does not make things "fun". Fraternity atmosphere where kolache's have been hit with golf clubs down the hall by the ridiculous frat boys that think they are so suave and smart.

    Advice to Management

    Reboot. Get proactive and not reactive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Intolerant of change, senior management characterized by constant internal bickering, low accountability by leadership.

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

    I worked at Aon full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Client interactions, many co-workers with admirable qualities.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market standards, low respect for work/life balance, org structure layered with high titled managers.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Vice President

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

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

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

    Pros

    Solid network of highly skilled people. Best resources in the world if you can get them on the the phone. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Huge cultural variances. Lack of common vision. Ex-Consultant running a company who does not know true implementation. Management lives in an ivory tower. Overly smug mentality regarding what is truly unique.

    Advice to Management

    I have never worked for a company that has so many moving parts and hidden agendas. Publications, training, and corporate edict are in total opposition to the culture. There needs to be a solid leadership strategy with actual buy-in. There are so many things wrong with the current model that I do not even want to bother to fix it.



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