Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 323 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 323 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(161 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very good to company for learning opportunities

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
    Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsAutonomy in working style
    Great learning opportunities
    No geographical limitation in terms of choosing your work place

    ConsNot very robust people system in place
    Non competitive salaries for initial levels
    No work life balance during peak seasons

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance can be better managed during peak season for better engagement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience, and platform to grow in specialised domain

    Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Delhi (India)

    ProsThere is great support from the colleagues and management in terms of career growth and helping out with clearing actuarial papers.
    Other pros are - intellectual peer group, professional development opportunities, recognised brand and the salary (if you're able to clear a lot of papers!)

    ConsHighly niche, one should continue only if certain of pursuing the field, the papers and work can get a bit strenuous especially if you do not enjoy it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Work, Terrible Pay

    T&R Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat, challenging work, opportunity to learn a lot, smart coworkers, opportunity to be in a client-facing role at an early stage of your career

    ConsNo work- life balance (office is under-staffed so you're always expected to be on call all the time including holidays/weekend), compensation is below average, direct supervisors are too busy to do career development meetings with you

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

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    Senior management to buck up on employee engagement

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsGreat peers and culture = good friends, flexible workplace environment

    ConsCompensation is lower than market, lack of training, employees are not engaged and poor managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood company culture, knowledge sharing

    Conshave to find own way to work/life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employee Survey Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsEarly exposure to clients including true client relationship management over the course of a project in person, via email and on the phone.

    Some senior consultants are very collaborative and help analysts develop as better advisors to clients which includes involving analysts in survey design and results roll-out (including presentation to executive leadership).

    ConsLong hours during the busier periods (usually July to December) which can be as long as 15 hours straight and weekend overtime. This is all unpaid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter transparency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dissatisfied

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Mexico City (Mexico)

    ProsCompensations, the great oportunities the company offers once the leader of the LOB accepts to promote them

    ConsThe leader of the LOB was too busy to realize how much work the analysts were doing and the way they feel with this situation

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

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    high pressure, chances for a few

    Project Manager & Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you work hard and you are in focus of management you will have a fast career, a lot of different work opportunities is a good chance to learn a lot, those who give a clear commitment get support in development opportunities

    Conshigh pressure although the company is very healthy, those few at the top of the company have a high bonus when the normal employees have to suffer in bonus. The development program isn't structured. the management isn't able to say thank you to the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe happy that your employees are highly loyal. Think about that the stakeholder are as important than the shareholder

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

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    The times are a changin!

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Reigate, England (UK)

    ProsVariety of work, flexibility to manage own work loads and good clients generally.

    ConsTargets, targets and more targets combined with requirement to charge for everything, open brown nosing and open 'sucking up' to move ahead, lack of collaboration and competition with colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou lost the Watson Wyatt culture and sold your souls to rampant individualism, rewarding same and similar behaviours and suppressing difference. A good place to learn and then move on, but not a nice place to work and try make a difference in the finish.

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

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    Politcis

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslot of research and knowledge in the organisation

    Conslong hours, the employees are always wrong, managers are always right, make money/focus on sales rather then deliver quality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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