Towers Watson Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Data Analyst Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Towers Watson as an intern

    Pros

    Good work environment/ fun staff

    Cons

    The work is a little dry and boring as data work is


  2. Actuary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and recognition of top ees

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tough


  3. Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Staffing is an ongoing issue


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Benefit Advisor

    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX
    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work, strong emphasis on training, clear management policies

    Cons

    Short lunches, uncertain employment status when enrollment season isn't close, lack of control over schedule


  6. Good company for diligent workers

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

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, and fun environment to work in depending on your team.

    Cons

    Vanity (though as a consultant or anyone who faces clients, you are subconsciously judged on your professional attire and how groomed you are, so this is not specific to TW).

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and treating them with dignity and integrity.


  7. Helpful (3)

    They Value Autonomy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    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

    Everyone expects you to do your job and they pretty much leave you alone, you don't have someone looking over your shoulder or micromanaging. They're striving to become an employer of the future with new open office spaces, more collaboration, flex schedules and telecommuting.

    Cons

    An actuarial company at heart, some people lack social skills and can't seem to relate to others. Also a large pay disparity between Consultants and other staff can create a barrier. People can't relate to one another.

    Advice to Management

    I think Management tries to do as much as they can, but I don't ever get the feeling of family that I did at my previous company. Everyone is nice enough but it seems like politeness and not genuine caring.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Overall good company, great benefits, slow to address market needs.

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Very warm. No pressure. Almost encourage you to work from home. Great flexibility. Great benefits, especially for wellness. Great communications from senior management.

    Cons

    Average salaries. Multiple goals you have to hit to get one bonus. No training budget. Very politically correct. Can take years before management OKs an offering that the market is demanding now. Multiple overlapping emails etc from senior management touting results.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Pension Actuary specializing in originally completing valuations. Recently all about special projects.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Great People, Good Pay, Strong Benefits

    Cons

    Limited breadth of projects, Only 1/50 people get great opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile, Care more about your analysts and their development


  10. Helpful (1)

    Inbound Medicare Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    The pay seems to be very good for the type of work entailed.

    Cons

    The licensing exam is probably the biggest obstacle to gaining employment.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good as a career starter but bad for a long-term employment (Retirement LOB)

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Professionalism
    Great people
    Work ethics
    Any work you get after this will be a vacation

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Low salary for the amount of work (due to the industry price pressure)
    No future for the retirement industry



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