Towers Watson Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    I like working with a diverse group of employees.

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    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the benefits package. They seem very reasonably priced compared to other companies. They offer both medical insurance and dental insurance.

    Cons

    The salary is low compared to work experience.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Overall good company, great benefits, slow to address market needs.

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    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. Very warm. No pressure. Almost encourage you to work from home. Great flexibility. Great benefits, especially for wellness. Great communications from senior management.

    Cons

    Average salaries. Multiple goals you have to hit to get one bonus. No training budget. Very politically correct. Can take years before management OKs an offering that the market is demanding now. Multiple overlapping emails etc from senior management touting results.

  3. Pension Actuary specializing in originally completing valuations. Recently all about special projects.

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    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Great People, Good Pay, Strong Benefits

    Cons

    Limited breadth of projects, Only 1/50 people get great opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile, Care more about your analysts and their development

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  5. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company, Well Respected, Training Program, Opportunity to Grow

    Cons

    Pay Low, long hours sometimes

  6. It is ok, depends on what team you join

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some good people and can get exposure to other large clients

    Cons

    Managers are bullies and over inflated middle manager layer blocking opportunities

    Advice to Management

    See the bigger picture, have less self interest

  7. Helpful (2)

    software developer review

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good teamwork. good benefits, little travel. Good for people coming out on college getting a start in their carriers needing the experience because they have a good training program.

    Cons

    They pay is in salary, so the hours are often long. their busy session is near Christmas. It seems this company has more leaders then workers, this makes it hard to set priorities when your working with multiple team leads, lead developers, and project managers..

  8. Inbound Medicare Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Benefits Advisor in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay seems to be very good for the type of work entailed.

    Cons

    The licensing exam is probably the biggest obstacle to gaining employment.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great.

  9. A company with good benefits and a great sense of community, but inadequate training and career development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, sense of community and collaboration, hard-working people

    Cons

    Lack of interdepartmental communication, inadequate training, there is still a palpable friction between former legacy Towers Perrin and legacy Watson Wyatt associates even though it's been five years since the merger. At least in my department, there was very little opportunity for growth, and there were some people who had been working there for decades and who never had an opportunity to move up in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to implement better training programs and clearer goals for personal and professional development.

  10. Helpful (1)

    It's ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible with schedules. WFH is also a plus.

    Cons

    Stingy when it comes to a raise or promotion

    Advice to Management

    Stop being ok with mediocrity.

  11. Motivating the Motivated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to bring disruptive innovation.

    Cons

    Long hours because new consultants were slow to hired

    Advice to Management

    Bump up the employee brand

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