Towers Watson

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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
424 Reviews
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Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment depending upon the office and the manager (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Pension plan to go along with 401k

    Cons

    low pay and promotions are done by years of experience and not skill level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    You will work with bright people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Very hard-working and intelligent people. The company attracts great talent and great clients. It is a very welcoming place for young people to start their career.

    Cons

    Compensation, work-life balance, and exposure to different departments. If you love happy hours and drinking with the boss, you will like it here. If you want to do your work and enjoy a healthy work-life balance, then reconsider. There is some favoritism to those that can blur the line between work and personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Company, Sub-par middle management

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many experienced colleagues who are very willing to share their knowledge

    Cons

    Not much room for professional growth
    Poor communication from middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Very client focused, constantly generating revenue

    Cons

    In certain positions there are no room for growth. The merge is not fully complete, still feels like it's two companies instead of one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rocky place to work, Nice surroundings, great training, lack of follow-up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some can make it to other jobs, the working environment is pleasant as far as the building as it is new and the desks are large, great people on the teams

    Cons

    No concern for the people who work there, fear is used as an incentive, no marketing plans, everything is done on a wing and a prayer. You are not looked at for advancement unless you have been buttering up the supervisors or have another type of connection. Great work means nothing. There is never a safe feeling and there is no idea in management about how the process really works. Supervisors are not licensed and can offer little help. No forward thinking, just jump in the water and see what hapens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use great project management and SWOT on your projects, people should not be advanced unless they have the education and experience. Think the campaigns through to the end. Use focus groups more often. The Benefit Advisors experience guide you. Use background checks on everyone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start right off of college

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    The people here are really smart and are always willing to help.

    Cons

    Low base salary. There also is no growth internally. The benefits here are also not great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    When I first started, there were a lot of great people to learn from. Collaborating with others frequently quickens learning and development.

    Cons

    Salaries are the same across office regions. Senior sellers leaving the company at an alarming rate. As a result work is becoming harder to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at retaining senior people who land big projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty Good

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    Former Employee - Communication and Change Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Communication and Change Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great team, smart people. Good growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Lower salary than competitors. Not as easy to move between practices.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Some good, some bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Well compensated. Large company with some good areas.

    Cons

    Too top heavy with management. Wrong people get blamed when things go bad.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Towers Watson

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Towers Watson as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very nice and open to help/

    Cons

    This is such a large company that sometimes you feel like a spec on the wall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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