Towers Watson

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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
410 Reviews
3.3
410 Reviews
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Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment depending upon the office and the manager (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of reviews have quoted an excellent work/life balance but I don't see it (in 52 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    business analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great environment, friendly people, a lot of learning

    Cons

    long work hours, less holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great working envirnoment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You couldn't ask for a better group of coworkers. From analyst to senior consultant, everyone is willing to help you out. Everyone is highly intelligent so it keeps you motivated to produce the best work possible.

    Cons

    As with consulting in general, you have sporadic work weeks. They has been an increase in the number of long work weeks. This is partly because of the office being currently under staffed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good environment and great flexibility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Actuarial Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good balance of life/work. Decent salary. Good work environment

    Cons

    Very competitive. Keep track of your time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great foundation for a career in consulting

    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong Reputation, Competitive Pay, Opportunity for Growth

    Cons

    Heavy Workload, Somewhat Unresponsive Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A colorful culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Actuarial Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very approachable community. People smile a lot.
    Competitive pay. Friendly lunch areas. Foosball table and tournament.

    Cons

    Working late.
    Unpredictable how busy or slow a day will be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR confuses starting date

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Top 3 professional experiences

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

    I worked at Towers Watson as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - tons of opportunities for personal & professional development
    - smart people
    - interesting work
    - autonomy
    - flexibility (work from home very accepted)

    Cons

    - inconsistent leadership across business units; some leaders don't communicate, others do
    - risk aversion to telling people realities of change post-merger lead to many frustrated & disengaged associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open - give your very smart people the benefit of the doubt - deliver tough messages without sugar coating, those who don't accept it don't belong there in the long run.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company full of smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (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
  9.  

    Nice management, great work life balance, approachable colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Associate
    Former Employee - Project Management Associate

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Open to learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    A global company with a community mindset.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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