Towers Watson Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Business Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Towers Watson (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, remote opportunities, good co-workers

    Cons

    Poor management, training and career planning. Who you know will get you far in this company and not necessarily how hard you work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with experience in respective fields


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great place to start and grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Networking, career development, skills growth. You will work with some of the best and brightest in the business. You will make connections with people across many firms and competitors. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Potentially long hours. Billable hour goals. Time sheets. Lots of office politics. High potential of getting overwhelmed and burning out.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your people are happy. Sometimes it feels like management is oblivious to the discontent certain employees might have.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Actuarial

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with. Very Smart bunch. Great Place to start your career.

    Cons

    Low Pay/Rewards relative to hours expected. Lots of Politics. Poor work/life balance quality. High stress environment. Very uniformed environment, minimal diversity.


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  5. So far so good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work-life is very good to date

    Cons

    Long hours can be a pain


  6. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Department

    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent people, flexible schedule, work-life balance, competitive compensation

    Cons

    Poor career development, tough to move around within department/company, once strong benefits package getting worse every year


  7. Helpful (4)

    Pension benefits analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, performance bonuses, good people to work with, ability to work from home, good benefits package, lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge, especially when large projects arise, such as client implementations or bulk lump sum offerings. Pay for pension analysts seems to be at the low end and it is difficult to get meaningful raises.

    Advice to Management

    To retain talent, paying employees at a competitive market rate, instead of below, would help as would changing how salaries and bonuses are determined since individuals seem to have very little influence over that.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Change and communication consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Towers Watson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. High-achieving and intelligent work force. Respectful culture and many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Burnout and long hours. The hiring and onboarding process could be much better.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Business Analyst - Chicago

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Some of the most amazing colleagues I ever worked with are here. This company has top talent and the culture (for the most part) is positive. The Chicago office had happy hour every month. The training for the Business Analyst role is good with lots of lab opportunities to practice before getting assigned a client. Very flexible culture in terms of working from home.

    Cons

    As a Business Analyst at Towers Watson, if you are assigned to a client with a lousy, incompetent project manager, you are doomed! Some of the project managers at this company are the biggest pains in the butt. They act like they are your "people manager", and they aren't. In addition, being assigned to those "high maintenance" clients...it will eat your life away, and it's not worth it! But, one has very little say who he/she gets assigned to...it all has to do with business needs.


  10. Benefits advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They give you all the materials you need for free and the study material is easy

    Cons

    I really wish we didn't get paid twice a month

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. Actuarial Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Towers Watson (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good career opportunities but shjjaajdajf

    Cons

    work life balance and stressful



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