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Aon Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
397 Reviews
3.3
397 Reviews
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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.  

    Proud

    • 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

    Pros

    strong leadership team
    quick to execution, supports risk taking, changing for the better, supports workplace flexibility.

    Cons

    middle management needs to execute more effectively on leadership's priorities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    50/50

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

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    Moderate flexibility
    Numerous perks in client entertainment

    Cons

    Very political
    Certain times of the year create insane working hours
    Essentially "on call" 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency around compensation
    Work from home flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Vice President/Director

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

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Great Global Brokerage and top player in the insurance industry

    Cons

    Correct Alignment is critical- the company loses a lot of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within- acknowledge talent and give pay raises!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    I've worked with Aon Benfield for almost 4 years now and can say I am pleased with my experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Training is good
    Benefits are good'

    Cons

    Not getting any raises.
    Not getting enough credit for what you do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Associate Broker

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

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

    Pros

    - experienced co-workers who provide support
    - many opportunities in company to both internally

    Cons

    - some mid level management issues
    - pay is not bad, nor great - just at or below average
    -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For teams/groups that seem to be understaffed / overworked
    1- increase pay for those
    And or
    2- hire more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for just over 2 years. I love how the company provides good benefits and that we are a client first focused firm. I like how you are exposed to different career opportunities that will help you grow professionally and personally.

    Cons

    I do not have many cons about the company. The one con that I can think of is that it is a bit frustrating is to get things approved in order to move forward to get something done....in all fairness this is very common in very large global corporations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I like it

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Employer with strong brand, massive resources and global reach, all of which help employees delight the clients.

    Cons

    The company is so big, it is difficult to see a route through the forest for personal development and career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prospects for career growth underlie performance and sales targets.....if they don't know where they are going, how can you expect your team to follow you?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive experience, but it's a large company with typical large company issues.

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to advance or move in other areas. Tons of resources to help you do a good job. Willing to pay good salaries for good employees. Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Like all large companies, some teams have people very driven individually who don't think about the team as a whole. Advancement may require moving to another state if you outgrow your local office's opportunities. Very heavy workloads are expected and a 40 hour workweek doesn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that communication to the masses is a priority and don't rely on each individual office head.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business Internship Program

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

    I worked at Aon as an intern

    Pros

    Global leader in commercial insurance brokerage.
    Entrepreneurial office environment helps employees feel a sense of independence and personal involvement.
    Colleagues bring a lot to the table with their diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    Insurance is a greying industry. I wasn't exposed to many young professionals at the office or through clients.
    Since company is so big, simple service requests can become quite difficult. IT support was the biggest problem I had there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out younger talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Aon is a large global company with good core values.

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

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

    Pros

    Working there was a good overall experience. Many people in the local office felt like family. My division had many employee appreciation activities on a regular basis. Employees could nominate colleagues for All-Star awards for recognition of outstanding achievements and "extra mile" efforts.

    Cons

    As with any large company, even while growing, there was often a philosophy to do more with less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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