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Willis Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
212 Reviews
3.0
212 Reviews
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Dominic Casserley
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

  • Expense management strips young professionals of necessary experience to foster growth (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Willis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, well respected firm.

    Cons

    Salary a bit lower than competitors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They drag their feet on decisions

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

    I have been working at Willis full-time

    Pros

    They have good corporate benefits

    Cons

    Corporate politics... Best people do not always get promoted. They make decisions by 15-30 minute interviews with no feedback from management or accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to supervisors... Do they really do their job and know what they are doing or just getting a pay check?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Willis

    Pros

    Excellent values focused on doing whats best for the client. Plenty of opportunities to pursue a career of your choice.

    Cons

    Not the best health benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Willis Response

    Feb 18, 2015Recruitment Partner

    We are happy to hear that you can see how important our core values of teamwork, respect, advocacy, integrity, and development are in our day to day function. Regarding health benefits, we strive to ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very busy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Underwriter and Underwriter in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Associate Underwriter and Underwriter in Portsmouth, NH

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working in programs but they don't seem to care about the employees and paying them. I enjoy the Tam I work with.

    Cons

    They do not train very well and they need a better computer system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with the employees to see what they do on a daily basis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Willis Response

    Feb 3, 2015Recruitment Partner

    Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoy your team, as teamwork is one of our core values. We have been diligently working on managers providing feedback to our associates to assist with ... More

  6.  

    Room For Growth

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

    I have been working at Willis

    Pros

    Always open to internal transfers within departments. Managers have always been helpful in developing individuals and mentoring.

    Cons

    Conservative company in terms of compensation and expenses no different from any publicly traded company. Investment in proper computer systems could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Willis Response

    Jan 23, 2015HR Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Willis. We are happy to hear of your opportunities to develop at Willis, as development is one of our core values. And you are ... More

  7.  

    Well run company

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

    I worked at Willis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Fosters change and innovation
    Relatively interesting work for the insurance industry
    Challenged consistently with time management
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Work Life Balance Issue / burn and churn
    The reward for doing a good job is more work
    Actual workloads not monitored well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Willis Response

    Jan 23, 2015HR Advisor

    Thanks for your review. We couldn’t agree more that our associates are our greatest asset! Willis strives to be the best insurance broker in the industry and to get there we must continue to foster ... More

  8.  

    Interview process is absolutely ridiculous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Nice office but that's literally it. Worst company I've ever worked for

    Cons

    The management team is unbelievably inadequate at the Nashville office. It's embarrassing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new job!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Willis Response

    Feb 18, 2015Recruitment Partner

    Thank you for your review, as we value all insight and opinions. Our Nashville office is one of the largest offices in North America and we have worked diligently to staff all of our teams with ... More

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than Many

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

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

    Pros

    1) Work culture is good, 2) Team Work is appreciated & encouraged, 3) Various Fun activities,4) L&D Department conducts various training sessions.5 ) Utmost stability, employees not fired due to losses, etc.6) Low performers are given adequate opportunity to perform, before shown the door.7) Behaviour is assessed on basis of set "Values" including teamwork, Integrity, etc.8) Appraisal process is good.9) Objective setting good.

    Cons

    1) Management hides lot of things, 2) you wont come to know your buddy is flying to UK/US till the last day.2) Salary Hikes from last 3-4 years is pathetic, 4) Learning & Development conducts sessions for limited concepts like Time Management & Communication skills.5) Infra - structure is limited to accomdate very less meetings. Transport not available to most places. No single unified tool to manage leaves. Each team follows its own way of tracking leaves, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Willis Response

    Dec 16, 2014HR Advisor

    Thank you for sharing your insight into Willis. We value your opinion into how Willis operates. We recognize the importance of learning and development and currently have lots of moving pieces ... More

  10.  

    Client Manager

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

    I worked at Willis

    Pros

    Good pay ans benefits. Work with a talented group of professionals

    Cons

    Management is too hands on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    IT in Nashville

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Development/BA/QA in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - IT Development/BA/QA in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Willis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good office building and location, ok benefits

    Cons

    Clueless, ruthless middle management whose bosses are all overseas. Morale in the toilet, organization that does not care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually talk to and listen to those in the trenches, not your horrible middle managers who are just there to fill a seat and have no passion.

    This is one of the worst IT shops to work in around Nashville and I hear it has gotten worse since I left (pretty scary that it could be any worse). Third party software with vendors who can't do the job to save their souls. Critical, jerk of a manager who is only concerned about his own precious hide. How he conned someone to give him this job is beyond me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Willis Response

    Jan 23, 2015HR Advisor

    Thank you for your review. While your review is not one we like to hear, we do appreciate your feedback. We are striving to incorporate IT into our everyday business strategy and we realize that IT ... More

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