Towers Watson Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Offers great career experiences and advancement opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    TW is a high performing organisation with a collaborative culture. It attracts very smart and driven associates and provides career opportunities that stretch associates.

    Cons

    TW can sometimes be conservative with its actuarial roots and could also be more agile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more boldly in growth areas (HR software, products and annuity services) including being more aggressive on acquisitions.

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Highly professional organisation adapting to a changing world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great quality people
    High standards of professionalism
    Good corporate ethics and desire to put clients first

    Cons

    Has become too big and less collaborative
    Can be slow to adapt
    Very demanding on young employees, who 'should feel privileged to work for TW regardless of the rewards'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve collaboration between lines of business
    Enliven the working environment
    Try to retain a small company ethos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Investment consulting practice at cutting edge of industry

    Cons

    Qualification requirements (CFA) are intense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company to work for, the people are very nice.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    The office culture is great. The people actually care. The company offers tons of training for the associates which is a huge plus.

    Cons

    You can put in a lot of hours during peak times of the year.
    The pay for support staff isn't bad but it's not great either

  7. Good experience, not top tier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, very friendly and approachable office culture, management eager to implement the merger and train staff

    Cons

    compensation low for consulting (in entry level positions), not very much travel, office based, not comparable to top tier firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Dysfunctional

    • 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

    Nice people, decent pay. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Upper management hasn't a clue, long working hours accomplishing little, a lot of political playing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a real plan and stick with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Good consulting firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia (Philippines)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Laid back environment
    Casual dress
    Flexible work arrangements
    Chance to work with really smart and bright people
    Pays relatively well
    Multi cutltural

    Cons

    Not much choice for career growth
    You have to be really, really, really smart to get noticed
    Progressing in your career also means, "it's who you sometimes know"

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

    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
  11. 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

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