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Very demanding place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Towers Watson

Pros

Entry-level compensation was generous.
Relocation assistance seems to be typically provided.
Bonuses and pay raises are no longer frozen.
Potential to learn a lot about the industry.

Cons

Poor work/life balance well over 3/4ths of the year.
Bonuses do not offset the amount of time needed to actually get the bonus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on improving retention. I find it unlikely that the most talented individuals are willing to put up with all of the cons of working there. In other words, you're constantly losing some of your best employees.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A decent place to work however salary is lower than expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Knowledgable and helpful co-workers
    Good office location
    Opportunity to learn something new every day
    They are good about giving you requested time off
    They pay in full for related industry classes

    Cons

    Senior management is not always friendly toward staff
    Lower than expected salary/bonus
    Since the merger, the benefits appear to be getting worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give decent salary increases and bonuses to employees at all levels
    Communicate better with staff
    Update the antiquated computer systems which appear to be from the 80's

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good project opportunities but difficult to get if you are not personal friends with those involved in the projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Great name recognition in the professional services consulting industry
    Competitive pay
    Potential to learn from many varied projects

    Cons

    Senior level employees have the attitute that mid-lower level employees are not entitiled to a work-life balance
    Personal friendship not experience or competency determines workload and growth in this business environment
    People manager system needs to be revamped to ensure that the manager understands all of the roles and responsibilities of those they manage since in many cases, people managers and those they manage are not in the same field
    HR is not very helpful when issues arise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should remember that the assets of a professional services firm are the people and need to be nurtured
    The reasons for high turnover should be researched and fixed to prevent future occurences

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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