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Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
397 Reviews
3.3
397 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is okay work life balance just depending on who you work under in the company (in 29 reviews)

  • Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great (in 12 reviews)


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

  • There is very little room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Medical insurance and 401K is not bad.

    Cons

    stress level is somewhat high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid micro-managing employees.

  2.  

    Poor leadership, great coworkers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Customer Service Representative in Minetonka Mls, MN
    Current Employee - Inbound Customer Service Representative in Minetonka Mls, MN

    I have been working at Aon full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, great group of people to work with. No weekend or overnight shifts. Clean work environment and great location.

    Cons

    Unless you are a supervisor or Case Manager, there is no such thing as work/life balance. If you need time off to see a doctor, or to take your kid to a doctor, you will be given a hard time and made to feel like you are not part of the team. But if you are a case manager or supervisor you can seemingly take as much time off as you need, or work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling your inbound agents how important they are while refusing to accommodate any semblance of work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    Salary was good to start

    Cons

    Disorganization in scheduling and processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Consulting Experience within Aon Hewitt

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

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

    Pros

    strong brand, diversified operations, smart colleagues

    Cons

    limited mobility within teams, highly political culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Finance Specialist

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

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, 401k benefits

    Cons

    Little to no room for moving up within the company

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Started out fine, but realized soon after that Management needed to be trained on how to be Managers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    The relationships that I had with the clients and underwriters

    Cons

    Overworked, understaffed, some colleagues received promotions yearly while others were overlooked, too many Teacher's Pets. Their agency management was developed by Aon and only functioned as read only, Acord applications had to be done manually which was very time consuming to prepare. Too much clerical work involved was involved for a position where moreport of the focus should have been on the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credit is due and reduce the amount of favortism that is openly displayed. Get into the 21st century and toss that bootleg agency management system Bridge out the window. Agencies 90% smaller than Aon are using top of the line agency management systems that are functional, user friendly and saves valuable time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good experience that provided opportunity of growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Director Accounting/Analysis in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance Director Accounting/Analysis in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Strong business leadership that doubled stock/worth of company in realtive short time.

    Cons

    Poor financial leadership. Compensation and rewards reserved for senior leadership. Cost of benefits increasing as a result of less company contribution. Moved corporate hq to London, along with US jobs. Lack of loyalty to dedicated employees. Does not regard employees as most valuable asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for loyal service and reestablish time-off policy for holidays and vacation. Increase company contribution to benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience, Good Benefits, Culture is Lacking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits here were great. I really enjoyed my team and the people I worked directly with.

    Cons

    The office culture is very fragmented. There is no sense of community, people are there to do a job, and if that job is not going to interact with your job, you'll probably never really get to know that person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more you invest in your employees and demonstrate how valuable they are, the more invested they will feel in the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Diversified company, but lacking progressive thinking and conscious succession planning.

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Was conveniently located in Chicago.
    Strong reputation

    Cons

    Salary and benefits were not competitive with peers and industry.
    Training programs were not very robust and people development was not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark employee satisfaction and motivations to the industry and peers. Action improvements needed as suggested by surveys that you send to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Claims attorney responsible for client advocacy in coverage disputes.

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

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

    Pros

    Helping clients/policyholders by advocating on their behalf in coverage disputes with their insurers and assisting with claims resolution without the need for coverage litigation is very rewarding. Compensation is fair and the environment in the office is usually very congenial.

    Cons

    Leadership is really hit or miss. In certain teams, there are great leaders who care about their employees and their workload, however, other managers are solely concerned about revenue and/or stock price and will cut corners and allow valuable talent to exit rather than rewarding them for their hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More discretion is needed in selecting team leaders and promotions need to be done based on merit, rather than tenure. Recognizing that it isn't always possible to promote from within and luring talented leaders from other organizations, as opposed to filling positions with whoever might be left, is absolutely necessary, but seemingly lacking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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