Aon Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
361 Reviews
3.2
361 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.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  2.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  3. 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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Lack of Integrity

    • 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 (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
  7.  

    Sourcing Specialist

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

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Could be a better place to work at if the "Cons" listed below are improved.

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

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work along side
    Flexibility in my department

    Cons

    Small salary increase and bonuses
    Benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Security Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Aon as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn corporate culture in America.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. Not very efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much red tape. Not very efficient.

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

    Big company, has grown over the years, but experience depends on which area you are in.

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

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with telecommuting policy is a big plus. Some groups have low turnover which says a lot for the management. Overall benefits, including training opportunities, are decent.

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion in many areas, unless you have the right connections. Given tight budgets, employees are more willing to make consessions on pay/bonuses - as long as it is perceived to be equitable. Many times, good resources end up leaving due to inequity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some better transitioning when employees leave or during reorganizations would go far with the remaining employees. Succession planning only seems to be done at a high level, and not consistently there, either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities. Fair salary. Comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Save on thing that shouldn't be saving on, but waste money on crazy things...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get coworkers more involved with each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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