Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 323 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 323 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(161 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 20 reviews
  • "Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "tight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised"
    in 38 reviews
  • "No work life balance during peak seasons"
    in 8 reviews
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    Great place to work

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsSmart people, constantly changing opportunities, limitless growth potential for those who want to advance (and demonstrate the capabilities).

    ConsCan be stressful, but not unlike any other professional services environment. Can have that "big company" feel when trying to manage the bureaucracy.

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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsThe people are smart, helpful and team players. They have free food many days, which saves $$. I like my job and feel secure, but I know a lot of people who have been downsized after the merger. The benefits are very good. I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance.

    ConsIt seems there is always some downsizing, but then they hire to replace the eliminated positions. This is bad if you are downsized, or a good friend/ co-worker is and they replace the position with temp after temp because they don't want the headcount.

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

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    Good people

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsGood people who will support your growth within the company

    ConsSlow advancement, niche industry, breadth of skills not well marketed

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

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    Lives its "client first" values and delivers for investors

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative culture, very high caliber talent, live and breathe client-centric values, outstanding collective expertise and resources; very well managed financially; have made intelligent acquisitions

    ConsAs in any large organization, there are some who aggressively self-promote to get ahead; fiscal discipline means staffing can get tight; promotion process can be very slow (the downside of being very carefully thought through)

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop, recognize and reward your "junior" leaders for their contributions to building top talent

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

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    Great culture and growing industry

    Investment Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSmart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance

    ConsBusy at times, but not a drawback

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

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosgreat environment, friendly people, a lot of learning

    Conslong work hours, less holidays

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

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    A great working envirnoment

    Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsYou couldn't ask for a better group of coworkers. From analyst to senior consultant, everyone is willing to help you out. Everyone is highly intelligent so it keeps you motivated to produce the best work possible.

    ConsAs with consulting in general, you have sporadic work weeks. They has been an increase in the number of long work weeks. This is partly because of the office being currently under staffed.

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

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    Good environment and great flexibility

    Actuarial Consultant (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    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)

    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

    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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