Towers Watson

  www.towerswatson.com
  www.towerswatson.com
There are newer employer reviews for Towers Watson

2 people found this helpful  

Paternal Organization, Expect Hard Work, Average Pay, Good Starting Point but Not Long-Term Career

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

I worked at Towers Watson (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

406 Other Employee Reviews for Towers Watson (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    The company is doing very well, financially. The company continues to hire aggressively.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to be promoted, especially if you are at a lower level.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better than I expected.

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

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

    Pros

    Haven't messed with the local office culture since we were acquired.
    Drastic increase in compensation after the buy-out of our old company.
    Flexible about work hours/working from home.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement for other acquired developers (most are stuck working support on their old, no-longer-sold product).
    Their replacement for what we sold isn't nearly as flexible to work on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Towers Watson

Work at Towers Watson? Share Your Experiences

Towers Watson

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.