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Conservative approach to marketing and sales

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for less than a year

Pros

Incredibly smart and focused consultants and associates

Cons

Marketing and sales are not aligned and seem to be very far removed let alone in touch with one another.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The current marketing structure is based around PR and event management / logistics. Marketing needs to be tied to sales and those that are in the true sales or business development functions need a resource to work with.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Post Merger Disaster

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fruit in break rooms, Nice building and relatively clean office space, jeans allowed on Friday and in summer, excellent healthcare benefits

    Cons

    The enormity of stress and workloads are so extraordinary, you will pay for it via burgeoning health problems and decline. Since the merger (over 2 years ago) employees in every line of business are overworked and paranoid of working with others from the former "other side" (they still refer to you as a former Towers Perrin person or Watson Wyatt) and of being pushed out of their job. Hence, there is an unending stream of back-stabbing, collusion and throwing everyone under the bus. Horribly tense, jagged pins-and-needles environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't roll out expensive flag-waving tech initiatives which only completely hinder productivity and make life miserable. Compensate talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Paternal Organization, Expect Hard Work, Average Pay, Good Starting Point but Not Long-Term Career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson for more than 5 years

    Pros

    *Supportive environment for new hires, but you are expected to learn quickly and contribute ideas in a dynamic work enironment
    * Offices are usually in the heart of financial centers and nice environement
    *Work on a variety of challenging projects and learn about multiple industries with smart and competent team members
    *Great development opportunities, both project-related and internal training; I learned to be a strong consultant and project manager, but would not stay here for a long-term career.

    Cons

    * Progression can be very slow - unless there is a position that needs to be filled, promotions can be slow
    *Constant feeling of putting out fires. Because you have to keep multiple projects moving, you're too busy to celebrate wins and successes. Hours are can be quite long, especially for the average pay
    *Project opportunities can go to manager favorites
    *Work can get monotonous; the organization says it wants to find creative and innovative solutions, but it's far too tangled in its corporate bureaucracy. Talents can be over-looked unless there is a billable reason to do anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more creative in finding ways to utilize the talents of your consultants. People have left in swarms because they are over-worked, disengaged and under-utilized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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