Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 322 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.3 322 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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    Cheerful culture, good company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnice smart people, good culture, true great company to work with

    Consdont feel theres nothing worth to mention

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

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    Corporate Finance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsAllows tele-commuting on a limited basis, Annual Bonuses, good technology. The office space in Arlington is very nice and well maintained. Co-workers are nice, pleasant but there are differences in management styles that are evident and can cause issues between co-workers.

    ConsLack of transparency, poor communication. Love the WW culture, not the new TW culture. No or limited promotions, even for hardworking superstars. Many departures of tenured staff due and positions being moved to PA office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Account Director (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great, friendly and smart people
    -Opportunity for continuous learning
    -Supportive leadership

    Cons-Culture trends towards risk averse
    -Things take longer to change/accomplish than often necessary

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the open door policy and outreach to associates of all levels.

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

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCoworkers are intelligent, helpful, and very friendly. Everyone is very hardworking and willing to assist in any way that they can.

    ConsDemanding clients and work atmosphere sometimes cause unnecessary stress. You frequently have competing projects that both demand your full attention so good time management skills are key.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The people and nice and supportive.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsReally great smart and caring people. There is a great work-life balance.

    ConsEveryone is so busy with their own stuff there is not a lot of mentorship. People are also not considerate about your time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An astute professional with 5 years of experience in Food & Beverage Department in Hotel Industry with Msc Hotel Mgt.

    Communication & Change Management Analyst (Former Employee)
    Paris (France)

    ProsFor Knowledge, Flagship Company, Carrier, Salary, For my Prestige.

    ConsTo increase the shareholder value and maximize profit by improving the operational efficiencies and Maximum utilization for the available resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to improve because Changes & improvement will not stop anywhere. So all over the world even all small towns also need to know about our Organisations. We need to work Smart & Hard.

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

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    Investment Line of business

    Junior Investment Consultant (Current Employee)
    Rome (Italy)

    ProsThere's lots of learning and a friendly working environment.

    ConsIn italy not well developed

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    Good place to work

    Consulting Actuary (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsSalary is fair. Lots of interesting work

    ConsLonger hours can be expected

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You will work with bright people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery hard-working and intelligent people. The company attracts great talent and great clients. It is a very welcoming place for young people to start their career.

    ConsCompensation, work-life balance, and exposure to different departments. If you love happy hours and drinking with the boss, you will like it here. If you want to do your work and enjoy a healthy work-life balance, then reconsider. There is some favoritism to those that can blur the line between work and personal life.

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

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    Great company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDedicated to give interns wide exposure to different areas of the practice.

    ConsSame as any other consulting firms, billable hours seem to be a tricky thing but it did not affect interns much.

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

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