Towers Watson Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Terrible Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, work from home sometimes

    Cons

    Management has no Idea what there are doing half the time, high minority turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and promoting your friends, retain good employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    ADP/ Mentor/Supervisor in Training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ADP/Mentor/SIT in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - ADP/Mentor/SIT in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training for those who will play the game

    Cons

    Don't keep their word, regarding hiring temps as permanent

    Advice to Management

    Make full-time jobs available to those who have worked for the company faithfully


  3. Actuarial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team environment and trainings offered

    Cons

    poor work/life balance during busy season


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work from home a couple days a week. Pay is not bad.

    Cons

    Management has no concept of resource allocation. The amount of work you end up with is pretty random based on resource shifts and employee changes. You could be on one client, or three clients.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and their concerns because currently you don't.


  6. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good people, Perks, Diverse, Great opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Salary at the entry levels is on the low side (based on the job duties), more concrete opportunities for training needed

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in training and listen to employee ideas


  7. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Pay for performance

    Cons

    In my time, it was really busy so no time for extra curricular activities


  8. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director In the Talent Management Group in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director In the Talent Management Group in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, talented smart and team oriented co-workers, variety of clients, ability to make a difference for your clients, ethical and financially secure company

    Cons

    Consulting is not for everyone, demanding but rewarding.


  9. Towers Watson

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Towers Watson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a global company that provides great growth opportunities. It encourages diversity in the workplace. It has a relatively flat structure and managers are approachable. There is also a very team-work oriented environment.

    Cons

    Since it has numerous offices nation-wide in the US, sometimes you never get to meet your internal clients and colleagues face to face. Work-life balance can improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work! Should consider implementing strategies that improve the work-life balance of associates. Improve social-responsibility strategies.


  10. Account Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's global, professional, and successful.

    Cons

    It can be chaotic and under-resourced at times.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Towers Watson (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A network of smart people and a web of connected consultants with resources to reach most large companies.

    Cons

    Work is regimented and the actuarial billable hour culture exists. Too many meetings and not enough free thinking and questioning of the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay gap between the top 10% of performers much higher than the average performers.



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