Aon Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
354 Reviews
3.2
354 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is okay work life balance just depending on who you work under in the company (in 27 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 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Business Internship Program

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

    I worked at Aon as an intern

    Pros

    Global leader in commercial insurance brokerage.
    Entrepreneurial office environment helps employees feel a sense of independence and personal involvement.
    Colleagues bring a lot to the table with their diverse backgrounds.

    Cons

    Insurance is a greying industry. I wasn't exposed to many young professionals at the office or through clients.
    Since company is so big, simple service requests can become quite difficult. IT support was the biggest problem I had there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out younger talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall positive experience, but it's a large company with typical large company issues.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to advance or move in other areas. Tons of resources to help you do a good job. Willing to pay good salaries for good employees. Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Like all large companies, some teams have people very driven individually who don't think about the team as a whole. Advancement may require moving to another state if you outgrow your local office's opportunities. Very heavy workloads are expected and a 40 hour workweek doesn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that communication to the masses is a priority and don't rely on each individual office head.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with Type A people
    Working with very smart people

    Cons

    None that detracted from the experience of working at Aon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Aon is a large global company with good core values.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working there was a good overall experience. Many people in the local office felt like family. My division had many employee appreciation activities on a regular basis. Employees could nominate colleagues for All-Star awards for recognition of outstanding achievements and "extra mile" efforts.

    Cons

    As with any large company, even while growing, there was often a philosophy to do more with less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent.

    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent development program, employee engagement, benefits.

    Cons

    Large employee base; hence communication may at times fall through the cracks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee engagement with direct reports should be ongoing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Aon isn't the HR company Hewitt was

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Awesome mediocrity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent training and good place to get experience working in the sales and insurance inducstry. Flexible on the hours and ability to take when needed.

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement. Despite success, no where to go up. Pay not measureable with amount of revenue you bring in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10.  

    Caged Bird syndrome

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    • 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 for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Buddy!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Operations  in  Hatboro, PA
    Current Employee - Insurance Operations in Hatboro, PA

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

    Pros

    There is okay work life balance just depending on who you work under in the company. But by the book it is not so great of a balance.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Low morale, No place to advance, Upper Management does not care or appreciate its employees and their contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees what they are worth...based on education, experience, length of employment and how they perform. Do not cap off raises at 2% and not give that 2% to hardly anyone but those who know someone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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