Towers Watson

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Culture change since merger - for the worse

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

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

Pros

Decent compensation.
Opportunities for advancement.
Recent acquisitions have helped up their technology game.
Senior management has a bold vision for the future and seem to be implementing it well.
High quality work output.

Cons

Little work/life balance and no real sympathy for those who want it.
Advancement opportunities are more difficult for those looking for alternative ways to do it - career paths are well-defined, but they risk losing people who haven't followed these well-worn paths.
My group has been understaffed for several years with no end in sight.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let people have a life outside the firm. Don't make them feel bad for using vacation time. Most importantly, adequately staff positions.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not a company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    People are polite and you can work from home. That is about the extent of it.

    Cons

    This company is so archaic, it is frightening. And they believe they are "in touch" with the world as it is today. Guess again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to the future, take a stand and set some clear direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Flexible environment, smart people to work with. Generally provides for good career opportunity if you are self-driven, speak up and network. Provides for mobility opportunities as well (but you need to be proactive about it).

    Cons

    Culture change since merger. Has lessened flexibility around being autonomous in decision making. Managers are not alwasy appropriately trained to take on leadership roles and as such, large differences exist between treatment of people across groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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