Watson Wyatt

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Good Team, Long Hours

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Chicago, IL

I worked at Watson Wyatt

Pros

Worked with great people
Company takes good care of the team
Frequent perks, food credit, etc.
Great opportunities for advancement

Cons

Some projects seem to last forever
Low vacation time, culture of working long hours
Some competition between offices (not excessive)
High turnover

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improving the communication between offices would help very much. Also, not sure if this has changed since I was there but file sharing could have been made easier over the network.

Recommends
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    WW is fine up to a point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Watson Wyatt

    Pros

    WW is full of pretty smart, easy going, respectful people. The culture is good, the people are great, work is good. The only problem is hitting a ceiling in salary band.

    Cons

    The salary band promotion process is okay from bands 1 to 3, a little iffy at band 4, and downright odd at band 5. At the higher levels, its not a meritocricy but a political scheme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the promotion process. Train managers to give career path options to associates. Offer mid year propotions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Watson Wyatt

    Pros

    There are many great reasons to work at Watson Wyatt. High salaries and bonuses which are performance based, are top on the list. The Watson Wyatt brand is well respected in the industry -- this reputation is well deserved.

    Cons

    I only have 2 complaints about Watson Wyatt. The health insurance option & the Performance Development Program (PDP). There is only one option for health insurance -- a "consumer directed high deductible plan". The PDP is too time consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing in commuticating to the employees regarding the (yet to be finalized) merger with Towers Perrin.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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