Aon Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
345 Reviews
3.2
345 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is unheard of unless you are a Senior Broker or in the Energy Group (in 23 reviews)

  • Good work environment and good growing opportunities (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Payroll Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    Flexibility. Some groups allow work from home and 10 by 4.

    Cons

    Not everyone works as hard as they should.

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  5.  

    Aon Admins

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, most of the people here are amazing

    Cons

    Management is not always well trained to handle a team. Brokers often treat admins badly and end up being the reason there is a high rate of turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    An OK place to work. Could be stellar, but it still has too many pockets of feudalistic turfs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Architect  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Highly open to using new technology for tackling business problems. When interacting with upper managers who are intellectually honest, it is no problem engaging in meaningful discussions. In some teams you can experience a "best idea wins" attitude. Good compensation. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Due to their "grow by acquisition" strategy, there is still several pockets of technical debt protected by "turf lords". Some areas are highly political and a new comer needs to be politically savvy to navigate those waters. Some managers are very thin-skinned and don't take constructive criticism very well. Lack of leadership with spine tends to favor platitudes over realism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn (or re-learn) to lead and inspire others. Lead by example, act with discipline, be accountable and expect subordinates to do the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Solid company, proven structure, longevity. These are the things you can count on. Culture is friendly and everyone is willing to assist as needed.

    Cons

    Large company so things can get tied up in layers of management. Some promotions seem inequitable although this may vary across divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a bit more competitive in the market place to attract and retain talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sourcing Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, enjoyed my team, pay - virtual position. I believe my manager did a great job of recognizing people for their achievement and was available.

    Cons

    Contract only, a lot of turn over within the company. I believe that from a recruiting perspective we were more about numbers versus quality of the hire. As a former HR professional this was always troubling to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe looking at the retention for the organization is important as a value to the employees and the companies they are supporting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad for corporate

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of retirement investment options, good for working parents, flexible with hours if need be, really goes all out for clients

    Cons

    very political, nitpicky on stupid things. extremely cheap on the it side, too many idiots in big positions, terrible it setup with too much outsourcing for hr and it in india.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on your lower level people, they make your business run. Also spend some money and hire some local IT people. India is too far away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work. Good people and lots of opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good place for growth. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Great atmosphere. Good benefits. Allow you to be flexible with scheduling which makes for great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very deadline driven, not for everyone. Compensation is fair for those starting out but bonuses and raises have been small the last several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis needs to be placed on training. We do a good job for those staring out but no so good for those that have been there more than five years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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