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Watson Wyatt Overview

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Arlington, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1958
Company - Public
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Accenture, Mercer

Working at Watson Wyatt

Watson Wyatt Worldwide doesn't do the hiring or the firing, but it helps the people who do. The company is one of the largest human resources consulting firms, offering expertise in actuarial and benefits services, retirement consulting, and employee ... Read more

Watson Wyatt Reviews

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Watson Wyatt Chairman, President, and CEO John J. Haley
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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Watson Wyatt full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small firm atmosphere with large firm resources
    Career advancement

    Cons

    Merged with another company and outsoucred my job

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the it's the employees that make the company great.

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Watson Wyatt Interviews

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Watson Wyatt (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Started with submitting application thru their portal.
    Then completed a phone interview that lead to person to person interview with four other team members. Each interview was scheduled for 30 minutes each. After that a written test was provided that had 20 questions. Then a couple of simple practical application tests were performed. A final interview with the manager of the position was conducted at which time my testing was discussed.

    The interview process was organized and thorough it's what I would expect from a company this size.
    Overall the experience was a positive one and didn't have any complaints.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the worse scenario that I had happen and how did I handle it.   1 Answer
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Watson Wyatt Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Silver), National Business Group on Health, 2009
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