Hewitt Associates
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www.hewittassociates.com Lincolnshire, IL 5000+ Employees

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Foolish senior management rides Hewitt name while slashing the very things that made Hewitt great.

Developer (Current Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I have been working at Hewitt Associates

ProsIt all depends on to whom you report. Your manager means everything. If you have a good manager, he or she can act as a buffer against the silly slashers in senior management. If you do not or they are a micro-manager or shill for senior management, then you can expect an unhappy work environment. Hewitt does well with promoting diversity, if you're into that kind of thing. They also have recently (past 2 years) allowed an increased number of alternative work plans like telecommuting, virtual working, compressed workweeks, etc. I'd say benefits are on par with or better than other similar companies.

ConsFoolish senior management rides Hewitt name while slashing the very things that made Hewitt great. Failure to recognize the value of original principles simply because they are original principles has cost senior management a lot of rapport with the rank-and-file. Many technology roles ask too much in terms of time; this overwork has always been the case, but is amplified by job cuts ordered by senior management and now lacks the compensation or rewards that once came with it. New expensive VP and exec roles are being added, but only given to outside hires; management tries to downplay this on the internal company blog, but doesn't fool anyone.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't reject the principles on which Hewitt was founded just because you weren't around when they were working.

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Decent Hours. No Stress. Little Pay.

Systems Configuration Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Hewitt Associates


Pros: There are a lot of people that work from home, which makes it a good for work life balance. There are not a lot… Cons: It can get a little bureaucratic. You are underpaid as… Advice to Senior Management: Training and communcation can be improved. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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No one hired in the last 4 years knows what they're doing.

Lead Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I have been working at Hewitt Associates


Pros: Benefits are pretty good still. Also Hewitt hires the majority of its new staff from the leftovers after larger consulting firms take thier pick.… Cons: New hires are not given enough training to be proficient in thier roles. Increasing client demands force teams to cut corners or put finishing… Advice to Senior Management: Previous management did not do a good job of transitioning from a private people oriented company to a public, bottom line driven company. There… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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