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Aon Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
381 Reviews
3.3
381 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.  

    Finance Specialist

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good experience that provided opportunity of growth

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Good Experience, Good Benefits, Culture is Lacking

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Claims attorney responsible for client advocacy in coverage disputes.

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    • 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
  8.  

    Awesome mediocrity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Decent training and good place to get experience working in the sales and insurance inducstry. Flexible on the hours and ability to take when needed.

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement. Despite success, no where to go up. Pay not measureable with amount of revenue you bring in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Management lack of interest

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    • 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

    Good Benefits, pretty nice people.

    Cons

    Poor pay scale, management does not look out of their employees. No real opportunities for advancement or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better at morale building for your staff. Give them a reason to want to do better for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Payroll Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    Flexibility. Some groups allow work from home and 10 by 4.

    Cons

    Not everyone works as hard as they should.

  11.  

    Caged Bird syndrome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Specialist I in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Account Specialist I in Lincolnshire, IL

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary
    Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility.
    Career stagnation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow better movement between units and offer courses to the betterment of employees seeking upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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