Towers Watson Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The people are smart, helpful and team players. They have free food many days, which saves $$. I like my job and feel secure, but I know a lot of people who have been downsized after the merger. The benefits are very good. I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance.

    Cons

    It seems there is always some downsizing, but then they hire to replace the eliminated positions. This is bad if you are downsized, or a good friend/ co-worker is and they replace the position with temp after temp because they don't want the headcount.


  2. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, constantly changing opportunities, limitless growth potential for those who want to advance (and demonstrate the capabilities).

    Cons

    Can be stressful, but not unlike any other professional services environment. Can have that "big company" feel when trying to manage the bureaucracy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Amazing people, great diverse experiences

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    work flexibility, travel opportunities, great senior leaders, international company, great colleagues

    Cons

    tight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised


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  5. Professional team and incredibly diligent and smart.

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

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

    Pros

    Professional, smart, diligent, lots of resources, team willing to help

    Cons

    none so far - very satisfied with the environment and the team


  6. Helpful (1)

    A great work environment with excellent people and challenging tasks.

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

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

    Pros

    - Quick promotion and raises for actuarial track employees - Experience of working with experts in the healthcare and actuarial fields - Very dedicated teams with a strong client-focus

    Cons

    - Can be difficult to maintain work/life balance - Sometimes seems there is low investment in systems and resources, though this appears to be changing

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job, make sure to continue to reinvest in the company and hire sufficient associates to meet staffing needs.


  7. A great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Towers has many talented employees and the company offers flexible schedules.

    Cons

    The company has a few bad managers.


  8. Work hard play hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are incredible to work with and very knowledgeable in their skill set If you want something, go after it. Make a business case and go after it! Many of the leaders have grown up from the business. High performing organization, challenge you day after day. You get to work with the top companies in the world. Tenure is high due to the incredible culture

    Cons

    Demanding work. Project based work that demands from you highly during critical periods of the project. You think you are high performing? Everyone is here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Growing and challenging associates day after day


  9. I enjoy working for Towers Watson

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professional, respectful, good values, good career

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say


  10. Best job I've ever had!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The leadership in the office is very supportive and wonderful to work with, there is great work life balance, the culture in the office is positive and there are some amazing people to work with. They are always finding things to encourage employees like bocce ball tournaments and team building events. They also provide free soda, juice, coffee, water and more often than not there are leftovers from some meeting.

    Cons

    Having IT offshore is one of the biggest cons. It's very frustrating when you need IT needs. There are also limited opportunities for advancement.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Strong review for Towers Watson. A great company and great people.

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

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, and people.

    Cons

    When upper management is ready for you to go, they will force you out.



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