Hewitt Associates
2.9 of 5 459 reviews
www.hewittassociates.com Lincolnshire, IL 5000+ Employees

Hewitt Associates Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Feb 23, 2014
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2.7 128 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Hewitt Associates President & CEO Gregory C. Case

Gregory C. Case

(14 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Challenging and growth prohibitive

Manager ERP Systems (Former Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood company, great people, challenging work

Conslack of upward mobility, and work life balance could be better.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs consistently communicated, need to have clear path for associates to advance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good working experience

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunity with diversity in roles and responsibilities

ConsPay was not on scale with other positions in the industry

Advice to Senior ManagementLeverage synergies across all domains.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It went from good to okay when went public and then worse when merged with Aon

Data Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOption to work from home
Great team
Streamlined processes

ConsPay below industry average
No pay raise/bonuses for 3 years in a row
Management doesn't really listen/solve problems:communication gap

Advice to Senior ManagementJust by creating a new team to look in to problems won't solve anything. Make sure the policies are implemented. Also, low pay is making people move to greener pastures.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be great, now middle of pack

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I have been working at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople that care about clients

ConsAgeing enterprise product. Lacking innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Portfolio Manager (Current Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I have been working at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood people, flexible work schedule

ConsIT group sits in a sweatshop atmosphere to be more "collaborative", leadership unorganized and not united, working relationship with the business side is horrible, Zero communication from leadership

Advice to Senior Managementget rid of all the overlapping leadership roles, work on better career paths for employees, get back to monthly communication on projects, client relationships, need better transparency, settle on product delivery method

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The job is what YOU make of it. A strong initiative to learn is the key to success.

Lead Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIf you are proactive and driven by a strong work ethic, you can build quite a resume with limitless experience.

ConsWith hard work and ambition, comes knowledge. The more you know, the harder they will work you. Compensation does not correlate with experience. Once you have the experience, they expect you to pass it on to someone new to the company. At that point you become expendable, so prepare to move on.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are a lot of people in the wrong position. If the right people were in the right roles, productivity would at least double.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great entry level

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat enviroment for fresh out of college EE

Consterrible life work balance, no stability

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Strictly OK place to work.- Good work life balance , without that I would never work here for even a day

Programmer Analyst Advanced (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Hewitt Associates

Pros- excellent work life balance with work from home options
- decent pay and benefits . Although benefits keep getting worse after the sell off to AON.

Cons-Very Outdated technology ( been using the same tools since the last 10 yrs i've been working here - no kiddin - 10 yrs !)
- No oppotunity to grow in terms of technology roles
- Too much outsourcing ( they call global sourcing) . Folks in India do 80% of the work. They initially started off saying , India associates will do the 'unwanted' / "redundant" work but have gone miles ahead - go figure !

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany needs to invest in technology and its people . Go for a technology career in hewitt only if you want work life balance and nothin else period

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Always finding a way to work you

Pension Analyst (Former Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I worked at Hewitt Associates

ProsIt's very structured and for people beginning in the corporate world it's a good place to learn. They used to provide good training and they have very good tools that helps you complete your work.

ConsThey will work you to your limit and then add some more on Be prepared to work if you show any sign of competency.

Advice to Senior ManagementHewitt has gone from a privately owned company to a public owned company and has lost focus on it's employees. It's now about the bottom line and leaves behind some of their employees.

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Good work life balance, salary sucks!!!

Setup Configuration Analyst (Current Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I have been working at Hewitt Associates

ProsGood Work life balance.
good enviorment

ConsSalary is very low comparable to industry

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the salary and raises

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