Towers Watson Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Actuarial Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, nice people and congenial atmosphere

    Cons

    Just usual cons of consulting, long working hours, stressful deadlines sometimes

    Advice to Management

    They do a good job of keeping employees happy and motivated


  2. Helpful (1)

    Benefits Specialist

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have an amazing support system!

    Cons

    There is nowhere to go.

    Advice to Management

    Work on growth opportunities


  3. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful hours, great pay. Fun environment and very educational.

    Cons

    Seasonal and their management kind of suck.


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  5. Administrative assistant

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Excellent company to work and room for growth. I would recommended for someone to work here. The best place to work

    Cons

    No con to advise love this place I would work here over over and over again. Towers watson is the best


  6. Helpful (1)

    Highly Political Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in Valhalla, NY
    Former Employee - Principal in Valhalla, NY

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The workload is reasonable but seasonal, so there are times you'll be stretched and others you'll be underused. Overall the office spaces are nice and the admin support is great.

    Cons

    Unless you find somebody in a high position to advocate strongly for you, promotion is highly unlikely and you'll be passed over in favor of others' "pets." Very unimaginative management, they don't really think about what you can offer.

    Advice to Management

    As you prepare for that merger with Willis, rethink your strategy of layoffs. Very valuable resources were lost forever when Towers and Watson merged.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great employer, great ethics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pension Actuary in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Pension Actuary in Pearland, TX

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement, very performance based environment, high emphasis on ethics and client service make this a company you can feel good to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and a long wait at a certain level for the next promotion. Don't know if that last part has changed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Unmatched Benefits - Matrix Provides Complications

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DB & DC retirement plan that is unheard of nowadays. If you are considering employment here, do not overlook how much the pension plan is worth as it does add a lot to your total rewards and many companies do not offer this. Great steps forward in the diversity area over the past few years! Great people to work with and senior management really seems to care.

    Cons

    Matrix organization between the Segments and the Geographies often complicate decisions and have people stepping on each others toes. It does take a long time to get a decision made which can impact morale for those who are looking to move forward with a project or initiative.

    Advice to Management

    Careers seem to get stuck once you hit a certain level. Many senior leaders have been in role for a very long time and it would be good to see some of them rotate out.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Don't waste your time here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utah in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Utah in South Jordan, UT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I like what I do, who I work with as employees, and who we help as "customers". Unlimited promotions for "yes men". Free coffee and/or hot chocolate.

    Cons

    The office is shabby, and there is little to no room to advance on merit. Lots of upper management were hired as friends and are not qualified to be in the position they are in. If you get a full time offer be prepared to take a pay cut, as hourly people lose part of their bonus, and salary positions require way more than 40 hours of work. As a benefits company benefits should be good and offered sooner than 1yr +, but this is usually not the case here.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees, pay them a fair wage, offer benefits after 6 months, and stop hiring your college buddies and bff's.


  10. Great Place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've never worked with so many intelligent hard working people. Everybody I work with takes pride in doing great and accurate work. There are many opportunities for advancement. They also offer great benefits.

    Cons

    There are times when it's busy and times when it's slower, but when it's busy, it seems like it's REALLY busy, and can be difficult to balance work/home life.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Terrible Management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, work from home sometimes

    Cons

    Management has no Idea what there are doing half the time, high minority turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and promoting your friends, retain good employees



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