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Updated Jul 23, 2014
Willis – Chicago – “Willis associates displaying the Willis Cause…”

Willis – Chicago – “Willis associates displaying the Willis Cause…”
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2.7 174 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Dominic Casserley

(20 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance especially for Families (in 8 reviews)

  • Some good people who want to see people grow (in 13 reviews)


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

  • expense management is profoundly unfair (in 4 reviews)

More Highlights
174 Employee Reviews
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    A good place to learn the ins and outs of Group Health Insurance.

    Benefit Administrator (Former Employee)

    ProsA very fast paced place to work. A lot of very smart and very hard working coworkers.

    ConsThe only complaint I had was it seemed like the people in human resources were very influenced by people they shouldn't have been influenced by. Most people who got let go were understandable but there were a few that left those of us in admin scratching our heads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that men and women are promoted equaly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Willis Response

    Jul 29, 2014HR Advisor

    We couldn't agree more that our Willis associates are smart, hard working and completely dedicated to providing the best service in the insurance brokerage business. The Company’s HR team is a ... More

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    A good place to work.

    Risk Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA good place to work with good people. A top three international broker.

    ConsPay could be more competitive. No clear career development plans for associates. Less name recognition than Marsh and Aon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow your top talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Willis Response

    Jul 28, 2014HR Advisor

    Thank you for the favorable review. While Willis may not be as dominate in the market as some of our larger competitors, we believe we are a well-known, respected firm in the global industry (just ... More

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    Good for resume...I guess

    Client Manager (Former Employee) Nashville, TN

    ProsYou have an opportunity to work with some incredible customers.

    ConsPoor leadership, way too many internal systems, lack of diversity, a lot of favortisim, many individuals in leadership roles have no clue what they are doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employee feedback and stop with the good old boy system!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Willis Response

    Jul 14, 2014HR Advisor

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Willis is a global company, that offers a variety of systems and diversity. Under the leadership of our relatively new CEO, we are systematically looking ... More

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    An excellent place to practice the risk control profession in a client-focused environment

    Risk Control Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsIt was great to work with a mix of rising young stars as well as recognized experts in the various insurance disciplines. Supportive and inspired leadership..at least in the LA office.

    ConsThe Strategic Outcomes Practice was a contradiction to the value system that made Willis great. That mistake was recently corrected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut HR back in the local offices they can be a great asset to the company's only real asset-the people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Willis Response

    Jun 27, 2014HR Advisor

    We definitely agree with you that Willis’s best assets are our associates. At Willis we are continuously striving to improve our processes to shine more light on our associates for successful ... More

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    Nice Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people. Religiously follows the "one flag approach"

    ConsSelf centered management..focused on their self development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Willis Response

    Jun 27, 2014HR Advisor

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience at Willis. We encourage all of our associates to work towards both self-development and team-development, by doing this there is ... More

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    Wear multiple hats

    Vice President (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat working environment, ability to excel, growth opportunities

    ConsLean staff and associates wear multiple hats above and below pay grade

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Willis Response

    Jun 27, 2014HR Advisor

    We appreciate your feedback! At Willis we work to give our associates the opportunities to be well rounded, in wearing “multiple hats.” By giving our associates the opportunity to learn the many ... More

     

    Great Broker to work for with a great reputation

    Producer/Account Executive (Former Employee)

    Proscompany recognition and culture was a positive

    Consgrowth opportunities within the company was a challenge

    Willis Response

    Jun 18, 2014HR Advisor

    Our reputation is one of the reasons we have been able to remain competitive in the risk management global market for nearly two centuries. From being the insurance broker of the Titanic to one of ... More

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    Fine firm with great opportunity to grow.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal insurance broker that can deliver all that is needed to large firms.

    ConsNot interested in any clients generating less than $50k in revenue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Willis Response

    Jun 10, 2014HR Advisor

    Thank you for the kind review! With one of our core values being development, we work hard to give all of our associates an opportunity to grow and advance. As for our client focus, you’re right – we ... More

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Get off the sinking ship

    Senior Vice President (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe only reason to work at Willis is if you have exhausted every other opportunity, you are trying to hide out from creditors, are ok with working under factory conditions and have no place else to go.

    ConsA company run by arrogant people that have no idea what they are doing. Their only solution to fixing problems is to cut costs (see April Bloomberg report). You would think that life would be better post Plumeri. Current employees are irrepreably tarnishing their careers by staying employed at Willis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo broken to fix. You cant solve every problem by cutting costs, layiing off people and moving the jobs to India.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Willis Response

    Jun 18, 2014HR Advisor

    While your review of Willis is not one that we like to hear, we do appreciate you taking the time to write it. Willis has assembled some of the strongest best professionals in the business on our ... More

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    1 person found this helpful  

    So-so

    Vice President (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsThey give lots of responsibility and rope

    Consthey will advantage of you

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you know who butters your bread

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Willis Response

    May 28, 2014HR Advisor

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Even though it’s not the kind of review we’d like, we truly value our Associates’ feedback and take it to heart. We strive to live by our ... More

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