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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros: The company is doing very well, financially. The company continues… Cons: It is very difficult to be promoted, especially if you… More
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    Culture change since merger - for the worse

    Senior Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

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

    Pros: Decent compensation. Opportunities for advancement. Recent acquisitions have helped up their technology game. Senior management has a… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Let people have a life outside the firm. Don't make them… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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