Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 288 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.3 288 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(145 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "tight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised"
    in 33 reviews
  • "No work life balance during peak seasons"
    in 7 reviews
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Good environment and great flexibility

Actuarial Consultant (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsGood balance of life/work. Decent salary. Good work environment

ConsVery competitive. Keep track of your time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great foundation for a career in consulting

Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsStrong Reputation, Competitive Pay, Opportunity for Growth

ConsHeavy Workload, Somewhat Unresponsive Management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A colorful culture

Actuarial Intern (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsVery approachable community. People smile a lot.
Competitive pay. Friendly lunch areas. Foosball table and tournament.

ConsWorking late.
Unpredictable how busy or slow a day will be.

Advice to Senior ManagementHR confuses starting date

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Top 3 professional experiences

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros- tons of opportunities for personal & professional development
- smart people
- interesting work
- autonomy
- flexibility (work from home very accepted)

Cons- inconsistent leadership across business units; some leaders don't communicate, others do
- risk aversion to telling people realities of change post-merger lead to many frustrated & disengaged associates

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open - give your very smart people the benefit of the doubt - deliver tough messages without sugar coating, those who don't accept it don't belong there in the long run.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company full of smart people

Business Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsMy group is full of hardworking smart people who are genuine in their commitment to clients. People live the company values: Clients first, collaboration, professional excellence, integrity and respect.

ConsI would like to see more communication between groups. There have been some post-merger growing pains but I feel we are now getting to be one integrated company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice management, great work life balance, approachable colleagues

Project Management Associate (Former Employee)

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

ProsYou can reach out to anyone when you need help. The management is down to earth, you can easily approach them if you need to tell them something important or whether you'd like to have a nice chat with them. Basically, you can see the core values in action.

ConsAs far I'm concerned, I do not see any cons at all.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Open to learning

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking at Towers Watson provides unlimited opportunity for career growth

ConsLess opportunity for Innovation within Towers Watson

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time cultivating creativity amongst your workforce.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A global company with a community mindset.

Compensation and Benefits Analyst (Current Employee)
White Plains, NY

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

Pros* Large global firm with a respected name
* Opportunities in dozens of business-related functions
* Sprawling community that is active in giving back locally
* Decent opportunity for upward mobility

Cons* Lack of communication between departments
* Normal struggles associated with merger still apparent several years later
* Inconsistent processes from office to office

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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"Great place to intern"

Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsIf you take initiative there is always interesting work to be done.
Great people, supportive managers.

ConsGets really busy sometimes - you can feel people are stressed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fulfilling, a great company to intern for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat working environment, nice people, makes work more enjoyable

ConsNeeds a little more work life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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