Towers Watson Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Towers Watson CEO John Haley
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Pros
  • Managers allow you to have a good work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Nice work environment with free fruits once a week (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of reviews have quoted an excellent work/life balance but I don't see it (in 52 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 12 reviews)

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  1. CSR

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    light and fun atmosphere. huge support system and room for growth.

    Cons

    Constantly improving. Everything is monitored. It hard to get into other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Make ways for CSR to branch out from the call center into other areas of the company.


  2. Account Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work, flexible and fair with incredible colleagues

    Cons

    Can't think of any that are meaningful


  3. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Towers Watson is a successful company and a great company to work for because of their talented, dedicated and hard-working associates. TW offers pension, 401k and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Although they give credits for medical beneftis, employees will still need to give their share (minimal cost). Employees still need to meet their deductible and it can be costly.


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  5. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. PTO is great. Strong company.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Limited opportunities for advancement.


  6. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    people want to help you succeed

    Cons

    stress and long work hours


  7. Actuarial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, nice people and congenial atmosphere

    Cons

    Just usual cons of consulting, long working hours, stressful deadlines sometimes

    Advice to Management

    They do a good job of keeping employees happy and motivated


  8. Senior Actuarial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good growth opportunity, average pay

    Cons

    long hours, aggressive billable hour / sales goals


  9. Benefits Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have an amazing support system!

    Cons

    There is nowhere to go.

    Advice to Management

    Work on growth opportunities


  10. Work/Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible Company that expects a lot however such expectations are reasonable. Very positive work environment with solid compensation increases each year.

    Cons

    There seems to be a ceiling that comes early in one's career.


  11. Unmatched Benefits - Matrix Provides Complications

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DB & DC retirement plan that is unheard of nowadays. If you are considering employment here, do not overlook how much the pension plan is worth as it does add a lot to your total rewards and many companies do not offer this. Great steps forward in the diversity area over the past few years! Great people to work with and senior management really seems to care.

    Cons

    Matrix organization between the Segments and the Geographies often complicate decisions and have people stepping on each others toes. It does take a long time to get a decision made which can impact morale for those who are looking to move forward with a project or initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Careers seem to get stuck once you hit a certain level. Many senior leaders have been in role for a very long time and it would be good to see some of them rotate out.



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