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Aon Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
393 Reviews
3.3
393 Reviews
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Pros
  • There is okay work life balance just depending on who you work under in the company (in 29 reviews)

  • Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge (in 8 reviews)

  • There is very little room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    I've worked with Aon Benfield for almost 4 years now and can say I am pleased with my experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Correspondent in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Contract Correspondent in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Training is good
    Benefits are good'

    Cons

    Not getting any raises.
    Not getting enough credit for what you do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Senior Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    Salary was good to start

    Cons

    Disorganization in scheduling and processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Associate Broker

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

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - experienced co-workers who provide support
    - many opportunities in company to both internally

    Cons

    - some mid level management issues
    - pay is not bad, nor great - just at or below average
    -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For teams/groups that seem to be understaffed / overworked
    1- increase pay for those
    And or
    2- hire more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience that provided opportunity of growth

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

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

    Pros

    Strong business leadership that doubled stock/worth of company in realtive short time.

    Cons

    Poor financial leadership. Compensation and rewards reserved for senior leadership. Cost of benefits increasing as a result of less company contribution. Moved corporate hq to London, along with US jobs. Lack of loyalty to dedicated employees. Does not regard employees as most valuable asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for loyal service and reestablish time-off policy for holidays and vacation. Increase company contribution to benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked for the company for 8 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is plenty of room for advancement if you work hard. They provide competitive salary and benefits packages with a matching 401K.

    Cons

    The management is somewhat out of touch with employees and don't really care about them - they're all just a number. No work/life balance and you are consistently expected to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on your employees and a little less on the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Company I Ever Worked For

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

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with smart, capable people who work hard for their clients; strong focus on developing talent; love the increased attention on engagement, and positive marketplace reputation.

    Cons

    Compensation is just OK, could be more progressive. Some complain of poor management, which I've experienced in the past, but I have a great manager now, and I see how Aon is trying to improve the consistency of performance management across the board. We could also do better in recognizing leaders, but I also see we are starting a new program for that as well!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the momentum on engagement, improve compensation and help make cross functional career mobility easier. That should help keep the competition from poaching our folks!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Diversified company, but lacking progressive thinking and conscious succession planning.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Was conveniently located in Chicago.
    Strong reputation

    Cons

    Salary and benefits were not competitive with peers and industry.
    Training programs were not very robust and people development was not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark employee satisfaction and motivations to the industry and peers. Action improvements needed as suggested by surveys that you send to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Aon isn't the HR company Hewitt was

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Everything else. Leadership doesn't listen to feedback in HR. Ironically HR implements for others well but doesn't do a good job of managing and leading their own team. Even when given very specific feedback such as: "overwhelmed", "I'm not happy" They do nothing. Engagement is very low but the company is working to improve it. Nothing is being done about HR leadership style. Benefit costs are outrageous and getting worse. HR structure of Legacy Aon is really bad. Hewitt HR Organization design is great but it hasn't been fully adopted yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs to practice what it preaches

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Management lack of interest

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

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, pretty nice people.

    Cons

    Poor pay scale, management does not look out of their employees. No real opportunities for advancement or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better at morale building for your staff. Give them a reason to want to do better for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Caged Bird syndrome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Specialist I in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Account Specialist I in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent starting salary
    Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility.
    Career stagnation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow better movement between units and offer courses to the betterment of employees seeking upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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