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.  

    "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 (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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
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    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 (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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bright and personality filled office with a great working environment

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    People have great personalities and are bright.
    Office is a very pleasant work environment.
    People are always willing to help each other out, and they take their time to train.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours - depending on client work
    The start can be slow if there is not enough time for training to happen from peers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I'm always learning a lot with the best experts from the actuarial field

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    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    best experts from the actuarial field

    Cons

    Bad Work/Life Balance and Salaries a little below the market average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let your best talents just leave because of lack of opportunities move ahead in a career path and a feeling of lack of recognition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    I have had a fantastic experience working here and I hope to be here for a long time to come

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The company prides itself on taking care of its associates and it does a decent job. The benefits are good. The freedom and autonomy allow a good work life balance even when there is lots of travel, which can come in spurts or be a constant thing depending on what you're doing. One of the best things is working with terrific people. The firm does interesting research in the HR field and the work we do helps people improve their workday experiences.

    Cons

    Stress levels can be high. Lower-level salaries don't seem to be competitive (e.g., below consultant). There has been a lot of change recently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, great opportunity, great experience.

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team environment is very helpful for new associates. There is constant communciation between senior consultants and new associates, making knowledge transfer an integral part of the office culture.

    Cons

    There are many tight deadlines and a fifty hour week and turn into a sixty hour week on Friday afternoon at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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