Towers Watson

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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
406 Reviews
3.3
406 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  

    Great Place

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    TW is challenging work place with great clients and good people. Great research and new ideas are welcome.

    Cons

    too few office/work spaces for everyone because of growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flex work schedule. Great people to work with. Overall great environment

    Cons

    The only issue I had was location and parking situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are great. I would definitely try and work on promotions from within. Overall advancement on employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow are out there

    Cons

    Balance is difficult to achieve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast paced

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of very knowledgeable employees. If you prove your worth and knowledge they will reward you. The products being offered to clients are very good and the collaboration between teams continues to get better. Lots of new work in the pipeline for the future.

    Cons

    With those rewards they can lose sight of how much someone can possibly handle at once. Can be very high turnover in lower levels which leads to lack of consistent work product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Actuary in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consulting Actuary in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smartest people in the industry
    Best resources
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Merger is still evident 3+ years later
    Middle management struggling to get upper managements ideas into motion
    Constantly moving target when it comes to year end measurement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing the envelope with new ideas and help roll those ideas out to the individuals more effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, Flexibility, Opportunities, Culture, Colleagues

    Cons

    Complicated org structure makes navigation a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - seem to be on track

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Great, friendly and smart people
    -Opportunity for continuous learning
    -Supportive leadership

    Cons

    -Culture trends towards risk averse
    -Things take longer to change/accomplish than often necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the open door policy and outreach to associates of all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company before merger, but still good now

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are professional and smart. Reputation has already been built up, especially in the Exec Comp field. Top pay among peer companies, but definitely require top performance.

    Cons

    Legacy Towers Perrin has a different culture with Legacy Watson Wyatt. After merger, there's culture conflict when team members are from two legacies. Also there's a organizational restructuring which does not bring any good to integration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The people and nice and supportive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Towers Watson as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really great smart and caring people. There is a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Everyone is so busy with their own stuff there is not a lot of mentorship. People are also not considerate about your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Towers Watson as an intern

    Pros

    Coworkers are intelligent, helpful, and very friendly. Everyone is very hardworking and willing to assist in any way that they can.

    Cons

    Demanding clients and work atmosphere sometimes cause unnecessary stress. You frequently have competing projects that both demand your full attention so good time management skills are key.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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