Towers Watson Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    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.


  3. 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


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  5. Helpful (4)

    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


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Good experience, nice people, development opportunities available

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice people - Conveniently located office - Exposure to senior clients early

    Cons

    - Still struggled with post-merger culture issues - Unrealistic utilization and billable hours goals made for stressful environment - Staffing model could be better


  8. Great company to work for, the people are very nice.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    The office culture is great. The people actually care. The company offers tons of training for the associates which is a huge plus.

    Cons

    You can put in a lot of hours during peak times of the year. The pay for support staff isn't bad but it's not great either


  9. TW is a very solid company.

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you are lucky and have a great manager, then they will do everything they can to help you succeed in your career. There is very good career mobility and projection here.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is a challenge.


  10. Helpful (1)

    I highly enjoy working in this office!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Towers Watson

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relaxed corporate atmosphere.

    Cons

    No monetary compensation for promotions

    Advice to Management

    More resources for advancing career and being compensated for hard work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great supporter of career development so long as you're proactive

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Colleagues are the reason why this is a great place to work

    Cons

    Too many layers of leadership



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