Willis Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Willis CEO Dominic Casserley
Dominic Casserley
14 Ratings

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance with this position (in 12 reviews)

  • Some good people who want to see people grow (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management does not have a coherent global strategy or plan (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor management skills- since the moment you will be hired you will walk with "sword of Damocles" around your head (in 4 reviews)

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  1. AVP

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are knowledgeable, friendly. Fast-paced and good place to learn.

    Cons

    Company is undergoing cost-savings program. Benefits are not very generous. Some upper management can be bullies.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees which you claim to be your greatest assets.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Employee Benefits Operations Associate

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    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Operations Associate in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Operations Associate in Morristown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work I was doing was very challenging and loved to constantly multi-task. I learned a lot and had a lot of mentors

    Cons

    Some management employees should have to undergo training


  3. Helpful (2)

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Limited advancement, no search for internal talent

    Advice to Management

    Look around you for talent within your company


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company in turmoil

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company. Plenty of opportunity if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Corporate management non-transparent about changes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, Not much Room for change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large Company, Good Benefits, Great People

    Cons

    Very Hierarchical, Not a lot of room to grow, Company is cutting costs


  7. Willis

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to wide variety of client types - Some travel involved - Post-grad program allows for exposure to multiple areas of the business or team

    Cons

    - No of innovative moves - i.e. technology - No opportunites for or investment in personal growth, even by request - Lack of team morale - Lack or company brand and morale - Seemingly disinterested in keeping up with tech advances at competitors - Not enough internal training, or allowing for external training - No basis for job growth, i.e. career path goals to meet for promotion. Seemingly arbitrary advancement

    Advice to Management

    - Allow for personal growth within team and job growth - Work on improving brand - Invest in your human capital and build out career pathing


  8. Helpful (1)

    Alone again, naturally

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Willis full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, real corporate benefits. Advanced computer systems. Obvious some people make a lot of money and they aren't incredibly technical, skilled or educated.

    Cons

    No direction of what to do. No matter how much experience you have every company is different, need a workflow.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Offer full menu of benefits.

    Cons

    Little to no training for positions. Very shady regarding pay practices. Outsourcing a lot of work out of the country and terminating positions here. Constant change in internal programs, none of which sync together.

    Advice to Management

    Work on better training programs and create career path opportunities with your employees.


  10. VP

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are very motivated and determined

    Cons

    Benefits including no pension and 401k

    Advice to Management

    Invest


  11. Helpful (7)

    human capital consultant

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    Former Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Capital Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Mostly good people. Opportunity to meet others and company meetings. Beautiful offices. Flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Internally competitive and child like. Cut backs and layoffs coming. Lack of visionary management. Boys club mentality who cover their behind. Narrow minded thinking. Ridicule new ideas. Not open about mistakes. inappropriate behavior of associates/rumors. Benefits are through an exchange.

    Advice to Management

    Get strong, honest, leaders in national practice.



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