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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - RTC Intern in Houston, TX
Former Intern - RTC Intern in Houston, TX

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fun place to work, good culture and keeps you busy.

Cons

Can get dry in the context of the issues you work one

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  1. Helpful (2)

    As 2+ year old merger of WW/TP continues to takes hold, culture clash is still very much evident.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good clients. Good Account Management model. Decent training for junior level. Lots of offices around the world. Good work-at-home policies. Decent technology (windows 7, finally), CEO is very approachable and has delivered excellent results to shareholders.

    Cons

    Culture clash between legacy firms is significant, and varies greatly depending on the office and/or practice. WW was very flat, collaborative, open, but consensus driven and slow moving. TP was a very hierarchical partnership, everyone on a need-to-know only basis, and uncollaborative, but faster moving and more sales oriented. Little attention was paid to create a new culture. WW was more wild-west and innovative. TP was more structured and parters ruled. Post merger these two approaches have yet to find a happy middle ground. LIke any large firm, strategic decisions take forever. Corporate red tape has increased under the cover of a maturing firm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the underlying culture differences that everyone glossed over during the merger.


  2. Helpful (2)

    It was good but the former culture lasted

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    Former Employee - Office Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Office Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    TW has a good reputation with clients.

    Cons

    TW does not pay well and does not solicit staff input when making decisions that impacts how people work within the organization. This company is not transparent. Management always shocks their staff with new process, systems, and methods that consistently fails. On many occassion, people get so frustrated and causes them to look for greener pastures.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff because they are the best asset you have. You have already lost a lot of good people so please take good care of whoever is left in your company.


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