Aon Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    An increasingly frustrating experience working for a Company where bureaucratic form has triumphed over function.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Drafter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Drafter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at Aon were alternately fantastic and horrible. Within your organization they would be great at pitching in and getting the job done. Unfortunately, people usually had to because of the lean (aka inadequate) staffing and resources allocated to get a job done. Consequently the best and brightest tend to come to Aon to learn the trade before leaving. It's the kind of Company where you come to learn before leaving to get rich elsewhere.

    Cons

    As a result of having too few hands and too few resources to get things done in a timely fashion the stress was, at times, incredibly high. In my eight years at Aon I had eight horrible Decembers which really puts a damper on the Christmas season. The other downside is Aon's refusal to invest in its people. Compensation increases are mediocre at best and are only made grudgingly. If you get one decent raise don't expect another for 4 to 6 years. Benefits are also surprisingly bad given the size of the organization and the resources it can leverage in risk management and human resources consulting. Health premiums for high deductible plans with HSA's are north of $100 per pay cycle with deductibles over $4000 and out of pockets over $7000. My current employer, which is a fraction of Aon's size, offers a plan in the same "metal tier" with lower deductible and out of pocket at a cost of just $5 per pay cycle. The dental plan is likewise ridiculously expensive for what you get. There's also the bureaucracy that you have to contend with. It's almost impossible to get basic hardware like monitors or cables. In one instance it took three months to get the necessary approvals from three layers of management above the department layer in order to get a cable that converted serial input to USB (retail value, $15). If you're looking at Aon for the special programs or benefits, and any one of those involves approvals involving HR or management above your department, just give up (for instance, forget about tuition assistance, which if by some miracle you get will result in a 7 to 10 year commitment to the Company).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that the share price has broken the $50 barrier put the whip away and stop treating employees like galley slaves whose only role is stroke at the beat of your drum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Medical insurance and 401K is not bad.

    Cons

    stress level is somewhat high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid micro-managing employees.

  3. Poor leadership, great coworkers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Customer Service Representative in Minetonka Mls, MN
    Current Employee - Inbound Customer Service Representative in Minetonka Mls, MN

    I have been working at Aon full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, great group of people to work with. No weekend or overnight shifts. Clean work environment and great location.

    Cons

    Unless you are a supervisor or Case Manager, there is no such thing as work/life balance. If you need time off to see a doctor, or to take your kid to a doctor, you will be given a hard time and made to feel like you are not part of the team. But if you are a case manager or supervisor you can seemingly take as much time off as you need, or work from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling your inbound agents how important they are while refusing to accommodate any semblance of work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Senior Advisor

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Lincolnshire, IL

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    Salary was good to start

    Cons

    Disorganization in scheduling and processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Positive, supportive, encouraging and professional atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    consistent feedback and recognition for a job well done, consistent employee outreach, wanting employee feedback. They always are innovating the tools we need to easily access any information we need to better ourselves or be better acquainted with the company and it's values/mission

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons at this point. Working virtually has it's pros and cons, but although we work virtually, we still remain extremely connected!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Vice President/Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Great Global Brokerage and top player in the insurance industry

    Cons

    Correct Alignment is critical- the company loses a lot of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within- acknowledge talent and give pay raises!

    Recommends
  8. Consulting Experience within Aon Hewitt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    strong brand, diversified operations, smart colleagues

    Cons

    limited mobility within teams, highly political culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. Associate Broker

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    Current Employee - Associate Broker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Broker in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    - experienced co-workers who provide support
    - many opportunities in company to both internally

    Cons

    - some mid level management issues
    - pay is not bad, nor great - just at or below average
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For teams/groups that seem to be understaffed / overworked
    1- increase pay for those
    And or
    2- hire more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Intern - Intern in Denver, CO

    I worked at Aon as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed interning with Aon. I was given comprehensive projects that enhanced my learning of the insurance business and what brokers and underwriters look at in a company when determining policies. There were also a lot of young people in the office, which made me feel more comfortable in the office.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Experiences depend on which department you work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Generally nice friendly people, location is desirable as it is right in downtown and close to shops and restaurants, some management are smart however some middle management are not and it really suprise me how they get promoted. 401K matches 6% which is pretty good.

    Cons

    Some middle management get promoted based on relationship with their superior and not necessarily based on skill set. Pay is mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should impose upward management feedback.

    Approves of CEO

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