Towers Watson

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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, great opportunity, great experience.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The team environment is very helpful for new associates. There is constant communciation between senior consultants and new associates, making knowledge transfer an integral part of the office culture.

    Cons

    There are many tight deadlines and a fifty hour week and turn into a sixty hour week on Friday afternoon at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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