Willis Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Willis CEO Dominic Casserley
Dominic Casserley
54 Ratings

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance with this position (in 12 reviews)

  • Some good people who want to see people grow (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management does not have a coherent global strategy or plan (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor management skills- since the moment you will be hired you will walk with "sword of Damocles" around your head (in 4 reviews)

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  1. client relationship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Willis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Local team mates ethical and working hard. loyalty to customer

    Cons

    Corporate red tape. long hours. some team mates slack

    Advice to Management

    ask employee feedback on how to improve procedures. faster, more effective


  2. Decent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Willis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for Willis during a transition to a new office and I felt like they valued my work, they were respectful of my needs during a pregnancy

    Cons

    The hours were not flexible for my position


  3. Great people, opportunities for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues - people are truly friends with each other and go out of their way to help each other. Strong work/life balance - I work fewer hours here than the other brokerage firms I've been at. If you're entrepreneurial, lots of room to run with good ideas. Complete lack of micromanagement and direct access to office leadership. Fun Chicago office culture, good activities, carrier events, etc. Opportunities to transfer departments or offices

    Cons

    Training needs to be improved. If you need constant direction, this is not the place for you. Resources could be better - though they are improving them rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Improve associate training, communicate more frequently to associates


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  5. Asst. Client Services Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with room to grow

    Cons

    Teams and offices are very silo'd.

    Advice to Management

    People are so set in their ways, need to shake things up to be successful.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Client Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The company is committed to a decent work-life balance and offers a comprehensive benefit package. Local management is great. Very committed to clients and doing the right thing.

    Cons

    The benefits are a bit on the expensive side and there is no tuition reimbursement. It can be a bit bureaucratic and would be nice if more decisions were delegated to the local level.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice co workers and managers.

    Cons

    Benefits are a little expensive and company is going through restructuring.


  8. Willis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Willis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Exposure to wide variety of client types
    - Some travel involved
    - Post-grad program allows for exposure to multiple areas of the business or team

    Cons

    - No of innovative moves - i.e. technology
    - No opportunites for or investment in personal growth, even by request
    - Lack of team morale
    - Lack or company brand and morale
    - Seemingly disinterested in keeping up with tech advances at competitors
    - Not enough internal training, or allowing for external training
    - No basis for job growth, i.e. career path goals to meet for promotion. Seemingly arbitrary advancement

    Advice to Management

    - Allow for personal growth within team and job growth
    - Work on improving brand
    - Invest in your human capital and build out career pathing


  9. Good Company, Not much Room for change

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

    I have been working at Willis

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

    Pros

    Large Company, Good Benefits, Great People

    Cons

    Very Hierarchical, Not a lot of room to grow, Company is cutting costs


  10. Alone again, naturally

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

    I have been working at Willis full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, real corporate benefits. Advanced computer systems. Obvious some people make a lot of money and they aren't incredibly technical, skilled or educated.

    Cons

    No direction of what to do. No matter how much experience you have every company is different, need a workflow.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great Culture!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working at Willis has been a very rewarding experience. People ask me what the difference is working for Willis and my answer is there is very little politics. You work hard and you will get noticed! Management is very approachable and they care about their people. They want to keep the good people.

    Cons

    I think the 401k could be better.



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