Willis Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Willis CEO Dominic Casserley
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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. SVP

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis

    Pros

    Willis is an excellent company.

    Cons

    Willis need more aggressive sales activity internationally.


  2. Willis

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis

    Pros

    Local office is good. The people are good and teamwork is stressed on all levels.

    Cons

    Another Large Corporate broker interested in bottom lines. They are starting to ship servicing to other areas.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company but needs to apply brakes.

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    Current Employee - Technical Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Business Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Willis full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Company values work life balance, value employee health and offer incentives. Team environment lots of potential and room for growth in different directions. Global company in all respects. In my experiences - Excellent management/supervisors, competitive salaries. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on moving jobs to India. Too much growth too quickly in multiple areas causing glitches and pain for employees. Still utilizing M&A as strategy to increase bottom dollar which adds to employee base all the while laying off long term, loyal employees

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the M&A and try investing those dollars in your current employee base. Adding new employees through M&A while simultaneously laying off many others because you move those jobs across the globe to lower cost communities may save Willis money, but it does not help the newly unemployed casualties of those moves or economies in the communities in which you are trying to build a foothold and rapport.


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  5. Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This place is wonderful to work for!

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.


  6. Willis LATAM REGION

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis

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

    Pros

    Great Location and great facilities

    Cons

    Few or none benefits for its employees


  7. Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Willis

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Limited advancement, no search for internal talent

    Advice to Management

    Look around you for talent within your company


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company in turmoil

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Willis

    Pros

    Large company. Plenty of opportunity if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Corporate management non-transparent about changes.


  9. client relationship

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    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


  10. Decent Company

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    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


  11. Great people, opportunities for growth

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    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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