Towers Watson Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Great Internship

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in White Plains, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Towers Watson as an intern

    Pros

    -Great learning experience -Very welcoming -Managers were happy to help out

    Cons

    -Did not have enough work for the group on interns to do


  2. Co-Workers are Great!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Benefits in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

    Pros

    I've been there for 19 months and I mostly enjoy The People, We have such a Great Team in Benefits, The work can be challenging with all of the industry changes, Salary is decent, The Paid Time Off is great, Beautiful New Office Space in PPG. Wide range of hours to work.

    Cons

    Work Force Management needs to work with people on a more personal level, for family circumstances. They need to have just a little human component to them...somewhere. While we understand that bottom line and company needs take precedent, they need to work with people so that they want to stay and continue to grow there. That stands on every level.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't lose the Family component. We all work hard, but also need support for schedules and family circumstances. Management needs to listen to key personnel when issues arise and address them in a more timely fashion.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Still figuring it out

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Great people Exposure to different industries

    Cons

    Not sure about career opportunities So-so line of sight


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Intern, analyst and senior analyst--first job.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Broad exposure to lots of different work. Good place to learn a lot, fast. Consultants care about growth and development of analysts. I liked my team. Allowed flexible schedules and working arrangements. Casual attire.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover. People kept on leaving, and were often not replaced. Too much work for too few analysts. Very few consultants started at the company and worked their way up.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Better training of junior staff to reach consulting level skills.


  6. Interesting Work, Awesome People, Not Sure About Exit Opportunities

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people, really friendly environment. Very interesting work, truly at the cutting edge for the field. Tremendous learning opportunities in HR, but applicable any job or career You get exposed to clients very early on, but with good guidance and feedback from managers. Busy, but flexible hours, not unreasonable deadlines. Good opportunities for growth, development, and promotion. Growing firm, great job stability.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and health benefits. Technology is awful. Senior consultants often don't push back, leading to sometime unreasonable assignments and tight budgets. Niche market means less exit opportunities. Sometimes, getting promoted from really seems like the best/only way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent culture of feedback and development. Invest in some new, more efficient technology and more robust benefits.


  7. Great place to learn

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Pressure to deliver very high quality work under very tight deadlines


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great growth opportunity, no work/life balance

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

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

    Pros

    -You learn a lot really fast - Exposure to different clients and projects - Great people (overall really intelligent and collaborative) - Autonomy to make decisions and contribute in new ways to the business - You often choose your projects

    Cons

    - Work way too many hours - Way too much stress due to unreasonable client demands. Leadership rarely pushes back (both of these are common in consulting)

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on improving quality of life for employees - Make billable hours attainable without negatively impacting personal lives


  9. Helpful (2)

    Fast paced, good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and has multiple shifts, day goes by quick as it is pretty fast paced. it is a call center so you have to be okay with that, but there is not really any cold calling.

    Cons

    Seasonal job, some people do get to stay through the off season but they will a lot of people go.

    Towers Watson Response

    Nov 5, 2014 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your positive comments.


  10. Great leadership and development.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Flexible hours, long term goals

    Cons

    Long hours can be stressful.


  11. Client Oriented, Collaborative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Great Benefits Challenging workplace Collaborative Working Environment Casual Dress Code

    Cons

    Demanding work environment Challenging workplace Work-Life Balance



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