Towers Watson Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
365 Reviews
3.4
365 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment depending upon the office and the manager (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of reviews have quoted an excellent work/life balance but I don't see it (in 45 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company full of smart people

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    My group is full of hardworking smart people who are genuine in their commitment to clients. People live the company values: Clients first, collaboration, professional excellence, integrity and respect.

    Cons

    I would like to see more communication between groups. There have been some post-merger growing pains but I feel we are now getting to be one integrated company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice management, great work life balance, approachable colleagues

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    Former Employee - Project Management Associate
    Former Employee - Project Management Associate

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can reach out to anyone when you need help. The management is down to earth, you can easily approach them if you need to tell them something important or whether you'd like to have a nice chat with them. Basically, you can see the core values in action.

    Cons

    As far I'm concerned, I do not see any cons at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Open to learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at Towers Watson provides unlimited opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Less opportunity for Innovation within Towers Watson

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time cultivating creativity amongst your workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A global company with a community mindset.

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    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Large global firm with a respected name
    * Opportunities in dozens of business-related functions
    * Sprawling community that is active in giving back locally
    * Decent opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    * Lack of communication between departments
    * Normal struggles associated with merger still apparent several years later
    * Inconsistent processes from office to office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    "Great place to intern"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    If you take initiative there is always interesting work to be done.
    Great people, supportive managers.

    Cons

    Gets really busy sometimes - you can feel people are stressed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fulfilling, a great company to intern for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice people, makes work more enjoyable

    Cons

    Needs a little more work life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Worldwide firm with personal recognition.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think about

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging but in a good way!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Whenever I've heard colleagues talk about why they enjoy working at Towers Watson they've always mentioned their colleagues and I would agree. The people here really are what make Towers Watson a fantastic working environment; despite the diversity of backgrounds people come from, they all share a commitment to collaboration and excellence so it is a very supportive environment which pushes and enables you to be the best you can be. I have worked for Towers Watson for 8 years and have had career growth and development I couldn't have foreseen - every time I've been ready for a new challenge one has come along, often from an unexpected direction. Despite the fact that it's a global multinational, leaders are very accessible, it's very non-hierarchical and there are surprisingly good connections across geographies and lines of business so it feels much less intimidating and more navigable than other global professional services firms I've had exposure to.

    Cons

    Towers Watson is an 'adult' environment. Opportunities, support, development etc are plentiful but you have to use your initiaitive to take advantage of what is available. People who like to be spoon-fed may be less well suited. Also TW offers a total career/reward proposition so, while the dollars are by no means bad, people who are heavily money-motivated will find other environments in which they'll be able to earn more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    incredible experience as a first year summer intern

    Cons

    no cons on this internship it was great

  11.  

    The culture is great!

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice and welcoming to new employees.

    Cons

    Definitely a lot of work to do, but the company prides itself on work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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