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Willis Towers Watson Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2017
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  1.  

    Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (Knoxville, TN) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Very Professional - well done interview. No questions asked that they were not permitted to ask. Job was explained very well. Was advised prior to going to interview to make sure that I was dressed very professionally as well.

    Interview Questions

    • They wanted to know my reasoning as to why I felt that I was qualified for the position   1 Answer

  2.  

    Benefits Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (Mount Laurel, NJ) in January 2017.

    Interview

    A phone interview was primary and fairly easily. Interviewer just wanted to know about my work experience and education, as I had only graduated a year earlier. In-person interview followed, which was not too extensive or difficult.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (Pitts, PA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Minimal questions. All they wanted to know if you would show up and be on time. Leads, who interviewed me, couldn't answer a question I asked. They did not offer a description of the job responsibilities or type of job. I thought it was explaining health benefits, and it was, but had no idea it was a call center.

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  4. Helpful (3)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson.

    Interview

    Casual but professional experience and nothing out of the ordinary or unexpected. After applying online, I had an in-person panel interview with multiple senior employees and then a phone interview with mid-level employees. Throughout, I was in contact with a recruiter working remotely who negotiated salary, sent along benefits information, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide an overview of your experience so far, and describe how it prepares you for this position.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (4)  

    Retirement Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (Arlington, VA).

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by a university recruiter about one month later. Following this, I scheduled a 30-minute phone screen with the company, where I talked to two analysts in the department for a behavioral interview. About one month after this I was invited to the office for a full day of interviews with five consultants in the DC office and got to have meals with analysts.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between consulting and insurance?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very rigorous, they had me interview with all levels of management. They were very through and they really got a feel for my background and personality. They had be go through multiple phone calls (4) and an in person interview

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see you self in 10 years   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (4)  

    Product Owner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I've had quite a storied, albeit negative, experience with this organization. I applied for a product owner opening in March-ish of this year (2016). I was contacted by an enthusiastic recruiter who really got me interested in the position. But due to some family obligations that arose, I declined consideration hoping that I'd be able to land a role closer to home (WTW is over an hour away from where I live). As time went on, however, I realized I had let go of a perfectly decent opportunity. So I reached back out to the recruiter and incidentally, they had another opening coming available. I excitedly accepted the invitation to interview and was told my required salary range, $90k-$100k, was within their range.

    The in-person interview went really well and I was impressed with their execution of Agile and how they'd constructed their teams. The hiring manager that I met with was responsive to my follow up emails containing questions I had after the interview. I was almost immediately scheduled to come and meet with a VP. By this point, I was working through a different recruiter. After accepting the invitation to meet with the VP, I asked that this different recruiter send me some info about their benefits and to confirm the salary was within range. This was the point at which she began ignoring me. I emailed her twice asking that she provide me with that info prior to my meeting with the VP since there was a significant time investment for both parties. I called and left a message a week before the interview.

    Finally, I told her I'd have to cancel if she wasn't able to provide me with that information. The day before the interview, she sent me a benefits overview and declined to share salary information with me. She did, however, ask that I share my expectation. I stated I was looking to negotiate within the $90k-$100k range. She indicated that that range was "significantly" above what they were willing to pay, around $55k-$60k, but maybe they'd budge if I "wow'd" them. I quickly declined the interview and stated that I couldn't interview considering they had flip-flopped on their stated compensation range (a major red flag for me). She didn't respond again after that. It should also be noted that organizations don't toy around with large sums of money, in this case, $30k+ for candidates that "wow" them. The notion that wowing them may garner a 50% increase consideration was laughable.

    A few months later, a recruiter from an agency contacted me about a product owner opening at a local company. In speaking with him, he shared that the client was Towers Watson. As such, he couldn't work with me but wanted to speak with the hiring manager about me anyway. In speaking with the hiring manager, it came to light that it was the same individual with whom I had interviewed previously. He mentioned the hiring manager had said he was disappointed that I had withdrawn from the process and that the above recruiter had indicated I wasn't interested in the opportunity anymore but failed to elaborate beyond that. While true, that's mildly omissive of the true reason: that they were dodgy with a very important component of the recruiting process. I emailed the hiring manager to explain the situation and he indicated that I was not the first candidate to have had trouble with their recruiters (interesting also that they were using agencies to recruit for them).

    When the product owner position opened again this past October, I applied. I was hoping I'd be fast-tracked through the process but instead was asked to go through the process again. A major bummer. This time, they had me do a video interview. Today, I received a canned, form email stating I was no longer being considered, presumably because my stated compensation requirement was too high. An organization this size has no reason to not be paying product owners competitive market wages.

    I will maintain that beyond their recruiters, this is a decent organization to work for, at least from the impression I received. But their recruiters need retraining or to be let go. In the most recent process in October, the two recruiters I tried working with were completely unresponsive and ineffective. In total, I worked with 4 recruiters, three of whom stunk to high heaven. Be weary of these when applying.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (Atlanta, GA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied in Late November and interviewed in early December. I applied on the career website, had a phone screen with a recruiter, phone interview with the manager, then 9 interviews in the Atlanta office. Mostly all behavioral and situational questions . Some ppl I interviewed with were via office webcam others were with a host of other execs.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the most interesting thing you have learned in you're major ?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Compensation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson.

    Interview

    had three back-to-back interviews. All of them was less behavior but more like a conversation based. The employees there were trying to be very friendly to help you relax and be yourself

    Interview Questions


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    Communications and Change Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied through the university, process took three weeks, it was a really long and tiring process- resume,cover letter submission, then a phone interview, then a 4 page written assignment and finally a 7 hour long day of interviews

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