Towers Watson Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Intern, analyst and senior analyst--first job.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  3. Great place to learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Pressure to deliver very high quality work under very tight deadlines


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great growth opportunity, no work/life balance

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    Fast paced, good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  7. Great leadership and development.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, long term goals

    Cons

    Long hours can be stressful.


  8. Client Oriented, Collaborative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits Challenging workplace Collaborative Working Environment Casual Dress Code

    Cons

    Demanding work environment Challenging workplace Work-Life Balance


  9. Towers Watson

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The People are talented and great!

    Cons

    Work Life balance is tough!

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees what they think would help.


  10. Helpful (2)

    A good place to work as an actuary

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Actuarial Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent actuarial student program, generous exam support and bonuses, smart people to work with and learn from; many training opportunities for new hires; lots of Fortune 500 clients, interesting projects.

    Cons

    Depending on projects, sometimes may need to work long hours to meet project deadlines. But it's the nature of consulting.


  11. Towers Watson

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, Promotions, Work-life balance, Atmosphere

    Cons

    Personal growth, company values, training



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