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Aon Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
369 Reviews
3.3
369 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 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good Experience, Good Benefits, Culture is Lacking

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Awesome mediocrity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Management lack of interest

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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

    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
  7. 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.

  8.  

    Caged Bird syndrome

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    An OK place to work. Could be stellar, but it still has too many pockets of feudalistic turfs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Highly open to using new technology for tackling business problems. When interacting with upper managers who are intellectually honest, it is no problem engaging in meaningful discussions. In some teams you can experience a "best idea wins" attitude. Good compensation. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Due to their "grow by acquisition" strategy, there is still several pockets of technical debt protected by "turf lords". Some areas are highly political and a new comer needs to be politically savvy to navigate those waters. Some managers are very thin-skinned and don't take constructive criticism very well. Lack of leadership with spine tends to favor platitudes over realism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn (or re-learn) to lead and inspire others. Lead by example, act with discipline, be accountable and expect subordinates to do the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Aon Admins

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, most of the people here are amazing

    Cons

    Management is not always well trained to handle a team. Brokers often treat admins badly and end up being the reason there is a high rate of turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Solid company, proven structure, longevity. These are the things you can count on. Culture is friendly and everyone is willing to assist as needed.

    Cons

    Large company so things can get tied up in layers of management. Some promotions seem inequitable although this may vary across divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a bit more competitive in the market place to attract and retain talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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