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My time at Towers Watson was underwhelming and generally unsatisfactory.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

Pros

The people were very nice and accommodating. The company is well organized given the recent merge between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt.

Cons

People weren't very competitive. The culture wasn't as aggressive and geared towards high-performance as I'd like.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management ought to formalize its hierarchy more so that assignments are clear and consistent. A more formalized training program also would be helpful and might lead the more senior people to delegate work more efficiently than they currently are.

No opinion of CEO

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    Company full of smart people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    My group is full of hardworking smart people who are genuine in their commitment to clients. People live the company values: Clients first, collaboration, professional excellence, integrity and respect.

    Cons

    I would like to see more communication between groups. There have been some post-merger growing pains but I feel we are now getting to be one integrated company.

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    Top 3 professional experiences

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

    I worked at Towers Watson as a contractor for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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