Towers Watson

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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
426 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good experience, nice people, development opportunities available

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Conveniently located office
    - Exposure to senior clients early

    Cons

    - Still struggled with post-merger culture issues
    - Unrealistic utilization and billable hours goals made for stressful environment
    - Staffing model could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You get great amount of support and resources when it comes to exam reimbursements, study materials etc. The process is easy and quick.

    Cons

    Some people are smart while some are really dumb. But management focuses on recruiting people who knows how to talk a lot hence they're recruiting very very stupid people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ehhh...there's always one. Or. 80% of work is what you make of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Pros/Cons...it all works out the same in the end. This company has better benefits, that company pays better, this company allows you more freedoms. Here at TW, we do have pretty decent benefits. I may need to get health insurance for my health insurance soon, but I think part of that is the mess that healthcare is in right now. Our PTO program is good and, yes, once in a while there's free food available. You have to be quick, but it's yours for the taking.

    Cons

    Snotty coworkers? It always baffles me when a person makes a general assumption/impetuous remarks about an entire group of people. We do have snotty people here. And we have people that are a little crazy. And ones that are very serious. And others that find something to laugh at in even the most serious situations. And all of them very intelligent, kind, and hard-working. If you find that an entire group of people is "snotty", one may consider some self-reflection. Is it that the entire office has an issue or is it that negative attitudes are like ebola...everone's interested in it but nobody truly wants to be around it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Trainee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    The office is very casual, pretty much 9-5 hours and pleasant atmosphere.
    Fairly good social scene.

    Cons

    Most of the more senior staff don't mix much, but some are very friendly.
    Sometimes there are no proper office do's for long periods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More office social events.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    TW is a very solid company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    If you are lucky and have a great manager, then they will do everything they can to help you succeed in your career. There is very good career mobility and projection here.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is a challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Great working environment and learning experience

    Cons

    tight schedule and busy weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The Good and the Bad

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Company values and senior management

    Cons

    Promotions
    Company policy not consistent across all management levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving single employees free dependents for HMO

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to start your career

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

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

    Pros

    Management is aware of the needs of their employees

    Cons

    Manager & TC only provides opportunities to their favorite employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to provide all opportunities to your friends in the office just be rational

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I highly enjoy working in this office!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relaxed corporate atmosphere.

    Cons

    No monetary compensation for promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More resources for advancing career and being compensated for hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to start your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to start your career, quality work done with enriching experience of learning some good tools and databases. Salary increment and bonus is usually above the industry standards. Young team, making it comfortable for people to adjust easily.

    Cons

    Sometimes one faces the challenge of being managed by the incompetent manager as the team is quite young. No work life balance during peak time (which stays so around the year). I feel most of the work is delegated to the junior employees while you can see project managers whiling away their time. It is demotivating and unfair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that the salary increment and bonuses are actually based on the quality of the work done by an employee and not on the general opinion of the colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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