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Top 3 professional experiences

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I worked at Towers Watson as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- tons of opportunities for personal & professional development
- smart people
- interesting work
- autonomy
- flexibility (work from home very accepted)

Cons

- inconsistent leadership across business units; some leaders don't communicate, others do
- risk aversion to telling people realities of change post-merger lead to many frustrated & disengaged associates

Advice to Management

Be open - give your very smart people the benefit of the doubt - deliver tough messages without sugar coating, those who don't accept it don't belong there in the long run.

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  1. Open to learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Towers Watson provides unlimited opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Less opportunity for Innovation within Towers Watson

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time cultivating creativity amongst your workforce.


  2. Interesting work, poor people management and work/life balance

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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'


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