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Aon Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
381 Reviews
3.3
381 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Aon - Avoid like the PLAGUE

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    None at all that come to mind.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement if you are a minority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Dismal work environment with the benefit of poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn how to focus on shareholders and not customers.
    If you threaten to quit, they will bring the wheelbarrow of cash out but don't expect a raise unless you threaten to quit.

    Cons

    There is no leadership in this office. Good people are leaving and the morale is awful.
    Too many people crammed in too small of a space.
    No training.
    A designated "FUN" committee does not make things "fun".
    Fraternity atmosphere where kolache's have been hit with golf clubs down the hall by the ridiculous frat boys that think they are so suave and smart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reboot. Get proactive and not reactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intolerant of change, senior management characterized by constant internal bickering, low accountability by leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon full-time

    Pros

    Client interactions, many co-workers with admirable qualities.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market standards, low respect for work/life balance, org structure layered with high titled managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Routine desk tasks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Claims in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Great insurance and medical benefits

    Cons

    Too much gossiping in female environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vice President

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid network of highly skilled people.
    Best resources in the world if you can get them on the the phone.
    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Huge cultural variances.
    Lack of common vision.
    Ex-Consultant running a company who does not know true implementation.
    Management lives in an ivory tower.
    Overly smug mentality regarding what is truly unique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have never worked for a company that has so many moving parts and hidden agendas. Publications, training, and corporate edict are in total opposition to the culture. There needs to be a solid leadership strategy with actual buy-in. There are so many things wrong with the current model that I do not even want to bother to fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of Integrity

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

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

    Pros

    Solid base of benefits and fair compensations. A few strong leaders in the business that can manage the business.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is weak. when one of the leaders flies around the world to avoid paying resident taxes and Aon supports that behavior, its a poor reflection on the leadership. The leaders who support or allow him to behave that way is even more inexcusable.
    Employees are aware of his behavior but yet management allows it to continue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all they make it out to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefit Package (401k, medical and vacation)
    Office Location is very convenient to a large percentage of clients in Atlanta
    Opportunities to work from home (depending on your team)

    Cons

    It is a HUGE good old boys club culture. You have to play a ridiculous political game to survive. The current management team over the Southeast is not keen on having women in leadership positions so promotions for women are few and far between. I actually saw several women demoted in my time there who were quite good at their jobs. There are several sexual harassment issues that tend to get swept under the rug (even by HR).

    There are a lot of long hours and there isn't really a sense of camaraderie in the office which makes the days seem that much longer. No one really goes to happy hours or lunches. It is very much an "Every Man for Himself" culture. The sense of team is really non-existent with very few exceptions. To give an idea of how far that goes, the company Christmas party is a lunch where only about half of the people show up, eat and then leave. It is an absolute joke and is poorly coordinated. That is only one example, but I think it shows 1. How little the company cares for and respects its employees and 2. How little concern the employees have for the company or their peers.

    The company offers NO TRAINING. They will tell you you will get training until you show up on your first day and realize your training is figuring it out for yourself. Which in turn results in high turnover and unsatisfied customers.

    The office, while in a great location, hasn't been updated since the 80s. The walls have a smoke stained appearance. And the meeting rooms... Can you please get some chairs that aren't broken. It is an embarrassment and a place that clients should not be introduced to.

    The Atlanta office in particular has taken a major downturn. Leadership is terrible and employee moral is directly reflecting it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation for your team. Get a new office and update the equipment/furniture while you are at it. Aon is a multi-billion dollar organization so please represent yourselves as so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    each department run like a kingdom. depends on who your king/queen is

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatboro, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatboro, PA

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

    Pros

    some good people work there

    Cons

    poor management. poor training. politics

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

    Revenue Growth and Margin is all that matters

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There is no room for personal growth just try to keep up with everything that is thrown at you. Work life balance is unheard of unless you are a Senior Broker or in the Energy Group

    Cons

    Trying to determine how to work thru the land mines of the fraternity. There is no winning in the Houston office. If you are not white and male, forget about it. Look around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the ridiculous Salespeople that are put on a pedestal. Quit allowing Senior people to hand off technical work to kids that are 23 and 24.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    No Possibilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Outside of the producers and management, the majority of people are great to work with.
    Great work/life balance if your life is your work and there's nothing else

    Cons

    Almost no upward mobility - there's a "you're in the position that meets our needs" attitude.
    Horrid outsourced IT support.
    Corporate focus on making the investors happy vs. meeting the clients needs
    Nepotism runs rampit
    Older, seasoned employees are under-utilized and usually the first to be let go whenever there's a RIF (which happens often)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing everything. Focus on providing REAL service to the clients vs. the McKinsey-speak you give them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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