Towers Watson Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
389 Reviews
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389 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 29 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 51 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    A colorful culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Top 3 professional experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Nice management, great work life balance, approachable colleagues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Open to learning

    • 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 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    "Great place to intern"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Towers Watson as an intern (less than an 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
  10.  

    Fulfilling, a great company to intern for.

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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 an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice people, makes work more enjoyable

    Cons

    Needs a little more work life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Worldwide firm with personal recognition.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think about

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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