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Aon Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
338 Reviews

3.2
338 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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  1.  

    Actuarial Practice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant - Engineering  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant - Engineering in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great people, quit a bit of client exposure

    Cons

    Huge company, and the actuarial group is less than a rounding error.
    Low turnover so not much advancement opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    All business

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great job! They really had good benifets

    Cons

    Don't let someone younger than you come in & steal your job. You will be in the unemployment line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep older employees as they are more loyal

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not all they make it out to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    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
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  5.  

    Ok place. Too many changes and management is inconsistant

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist I  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Account Specialist I in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    The ability to obtain continuing education classes to maintain license

    Cons

    No collective employee appreciattion activities. Do not make sure that opportunities are available for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the employees feel more appreciated and respected. Understand that you will receive more motivated, productive actvity when the employees are less stressed and enjoy the environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long term dead end job

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

    Pros

    Management is flexible in some departments. They sometimes have gain share. They do a company holiday party and picnic

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement. Raises are extremely small. They do not value their internal talent. It is not a place to build a career

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent starting point - but no career path

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and work from home

    Cons

    salary well below industry standards, no room for advancement, does not promote from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is so much talent already here but it is constantly overlooked. Managers are brought in from outside the company while the best talent is left unnoticed. Employees leave here and are immediately recognized as top performers by their new employers. You guys are really losing out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No direction - poor values

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    great pay and benefits. Great location downtown.

    Cons

    Direction of the business unit was constantly changing. One minute we were taking over another group and the next we were being down sized. Poor communication from upper management. A lot of wasted money, equipment and human resources do to the lack of decision making by management. I saw several "C" level management leave in less than 2 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for growth

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

    Pros

    Lots of great managers and resources allow an ambitious employee achieve in the right situations. Circumstances are the key.

    Cons

    Not the easiest environment for promotion and or advancement beyond an existing set of skills. Moving up takes timing and some luck

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment and good growing opportunities

    Cons

    Working experience was very good.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Club Membership Required

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

    Pros

    You will learn alot. 1) How to cover for the Senior Brokers while they play golf; 2) How to check their policies even if you didn't place the coverage or understand it. 3) How to get a raise by threatening to quit

    Cons

    There is no leadership in this office. There is no respect for the people who are in charge. It is hard to respect people who think acting like 12 year old boys is the way to manage. There is too much finger pointing and blame game. The paperwork/bureacracy is overwhelming. There is no focus on clients only how to squeeze more revenue out of each account. "What can we sell them?" AKA "Client Promise" and "Strategic Account Review". The office is full of good ole boys who go fishing and hunting together. If you aren't in that club, you won't get anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the basics. Treat your employees fairly. Quit being reactionary. Provide real client focus.
    Break up the club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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