Towers Watson

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Interesting work, poor people management and work/life balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst
Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst

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

Pros

There are some very smart, very talented consultants who are fantastic teachers and can thrust your career forward
Abundance of training resources and materials
Plenty of special projects that are generally enjoyable and interesting

Cons

Good analysts are punished by receiving more work
If you're not working on the weekends, it's expected that your studying
lack of respect for study time
People who have failed the exam process or are not great workers are generally moved into people management roles (instead of consultants) where they continue to be 'not great'

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward your best analysts with tangible benefits
Consider more goals than just billable hours for determining success (like if projects come in way under budget)
More stress on study schedules and 'exam time'

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A global company with a community mindset.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Large global firm with a respected name
    * Opportunities in dozens of business-related functions
    * Sprawling community that is active in giving back locally
    * Decent opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    * Lack of communication between departments
    * Normal struggles associated with merger still apparent several years later
    * Inconsistent processes from office to office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Towers Watson is a high performance organization that has very high standards for its employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people - top quality associates who are highly engaged and take pride in their work.
    Impressive book of business - many of the top Fortune 500 companies
    Strong centralized support for intellectual capital development, senior leadership does a great job keeping an eye on the market and proactively acting on a changing benefits environment

    Cons

    Expectations of TW clients and Senior Management are high - this is a very fast paced environment and balancing work and life can sometimes be difficult (but not impossible). This job is not for everyone!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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