Towers Watson Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment depending upon the office and the manager (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of reviews have quoted an excellent work/life balance but I don't see it (in 52 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Benefit Advisor

    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX
    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, strong emphasis on training, clear management policies

    Cons

    Short lunches, uncertain employment status when enrollment season isn't close, lack of control over schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    They Value Autonomy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone expects you to do your job and they pretty much leave you alone, you don't have someone looking over your shoulder or micromanaging. They're striving to become an employer of the future with new open office spaces, more collaboration, flex schedules and telecommuting.

    Cons

    An actuarial company at heart, some people lack social skills and can't seem to relate to others. Also a large pay disparity between Consultants and other staff can create a barrier. People can't relate to one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think Management tries to do as much as they can, but I don't ever get the feeling of family that I did at my previous company. Everyone is nice enough but it seems like politeness and not genuine caring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team collaboration, and respect for individual contributions. Good work life balance - Company really seems to care. Awesome opportunities for personal and career growth.

    Cons

    Winning of new business means amazing opportunities for growth, but also times when the workforce is stressed until new people are hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great benefits, but PTO could be a little better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    I like working with a diverse group of employees.

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    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    I love the benefits package. They seem very reasonably priced compared to other companies. They offer both medical insurance and dental insurance.

    Cons

    The salary is low compared to work experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Flexibility is very important here

    Cons

    Time off could be structured better for sick time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Overall good company, great benefits, slow to address market needs.

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    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Very warm. No pressure. Almost encourage you to work from home. Great flexibility. Great benefits, especially for wellness. Great communications from senior management.

    Cons

    Average salaries. Multiple goals you have to hit to get one bonus. No training budget. Very politically correct. Can take years before management OKs an offering that the market is demanding now. Multiple overlapping emails etc from senior management touting results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Great Company, Well Respected, Training Program, Opportunity to Grow

    Cons

    Pay Low, long hours sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Pension Actuary specializing in originally completing valuations. Recently all about special projects.

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    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Flexible, Great People, Good Pay, Strong Benefits

    Cons

    Limited breadth of projects, Only 1/50 people get great opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile, Care more about your analysts and their development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Inbound Medicare Sales

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    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    The pay seems to be very good for the type of work entailed.

    Cons

    The licensing exam is probably the biggest obstacle to gaining employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Good as a career starter but bad for a long-term employment (Retirement LOB)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Professionalism
    Great people
    Work ethics
    Any work you get after this will be a vacation

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Low salary for the amount of work (due to the industry price pressure)
    No future for the retirement industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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