Thomsons Online Benefits – Why Work For Us?



Thomsons Online Benefits is a market leader in innovative technology and consultancy services related to total reward and flexible benefit programmes.

Client companies include some of the world’s best known brands across financial service, e-commerce and business services. With offices in London, Romania, Singapore and San Francisco, the company employs in excess of 400 staff with a turnover in the region of £40M. Regularly appearing in the Sunday Times Tech 100 listing, Thomsons Online Benefits is a rapidly growing and exciting company with global ambition and can provide both a challenging and rewarding career.


Darwin is cloud-based global benefits management and employee engagement software, used by some of the world’s most innovative companies. It leads to:


Darwin provides a variety of modules to promote employee engagement by putting them at the centre of their reward experience, including:

  • An intuitive employee benefits portal, accessible via tablet, making reward comprehensible and enrolment straightforward, empowering employees.
  • Automated, personalised and targeted online communications.
  • Integrated video and text help content which de-mystify benefits.
  • Your reward brand reflected in all communications and throughout the employee experience.

Darwin gives you all the data you need for more efficient benefits spend, and better understanding of one of the largest of your business costs.

  • Darwin becomes a single source of truth for your benefits data.
  • Better return on investment for your benefits spend.
  • All benefits data is at hand, empowering you to challenge brokers and providers.
  • With dynamic Total Reward Statements, your employees understand and appreciate your benefits spend.

Darwin gives you greater accuracy and enables more streamlined benefits by:

  • Creating automated links with benefit providers, HR and payroll systems, enabling more speedy data provision.
  • Freeing up HR teams from employee queries.
  • Automating reports, freeing up time for value-adding tasks.
  • Facilitating benefits management, either locally or via shared services centres.

By creating a centralised, encrypted data hub, Darwin gives you superior control over your sensitive employee information.

  • Records of all employees’ benefits transactions can be accessed instantly.
  • A full audit trail of all benefits transactions is automatically generated.
  • The employer facing portal enables you to define how benefits data can be accessed.

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    Great Career Opportunity, Greater Potential!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at Thomsons Online Benefits full-time (less than a year)


    - Truly disruptive product
    - Unlimited Enterprise and Industry Potential
    - Prospects love the product - super intuitive, simple to use, ahead of the market.
    - Very Competitive Salary and Commission Structure.
    - Excellent executives and management.
    - Real long term potential- If you do well here you are REWARDED!
    - Because the company is growing so fast, if you perform you can get promoted much faster than any other start up out there
    -The company is very fair and open to discussing almost anything employees want addressed.


    -There are growing pains with setting up U.S. office however we are backed by large machine in the U.K.
    -The team is small and you need to mesh well in order to fit in.
    -Expected to deliver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to be accessible and responsive to staff.
    -Continue investing in Employees.
    -Training can be more streamlined and efficient.
    -You are on the right road to building a truly special team in the U.S.!

    Positive Outlook
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Thomsons Online Benefits Interviews

Updated Mar 10, 2015
Updated Mar 10, 2015

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    Director - Sales Interview

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    Chris Wakely was a strong interviewer. He seems to convey a great picture of the sales vision on where Thomsons wants to go. Chris also outlines the next steps while ensuring to maintain the strong culture.

    Interview Questions
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    Accepted Offer
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Thomsons Online Benefits Awards & Accolades

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Best Use of Technology by a Corporate Adviser, Corporate Adviser Awards, 2012
Service Provider of the Year, Pay & Benefits Awards, 2013
Excellence in Innovation Award, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2012
Communications Provider of the Year, Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards, 2013
Flexible Benefits Provider of the Year, Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Vebnet, Towers Perrin, Aon

We transform the employee reward strategies of the world’s leading employers with our unique combination of consulting, communication & technology capabilities.

Mission: We use technology to revolutionise the employee benefits market, powered by Thomsons people .

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