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Willis Towers Watson Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1828
Company - Public (WLTW)
Consulting
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We’re Willis Towers Watson: a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. Our people work together to influence every aspect of our clients’ businesses and push our industry forward. You can too. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We’re proud to be included in Glassdoor’s 9 companies that deliver on agile working. Learn more about our flexible work arrangements and why empowering our colleagues to effectively blend their professional and personal life is important here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQx2C

    9 Companies That Are Really Flexible...And Hiring Now - Glassdoor Blog (UK)

    Flexible, or agile, working is becoming more and more prevalent. Employers are embracing flexible working as it increasingly suits the modern workforce, indeed all employees have a legal right to request flexible working.

  • Enabling discussions about mental health. Removing its stigma in the workplace. Being recognized by the Workplace Wellbeing Index is a step closer to our goal of empowering our colleagues to live a better life. We will continue to develop initiatives that promote our colleagues’ wellbeing. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxjd #WTWLife

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Willis Towers Watson – Why Work For Us?


Our 40,000+ people work together to influence every aspect of our clients’ businesses and push our industry forward. You can too. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

Our constant strive for excellence helps us create a work environment where our colleagues are empowered to collaborate with employees and businesses across the globe. With a culture of innovation and client relationships with 90% of the Global Fortune 500, we are a place where potential and possibility meet.

Our global careers site will help you understand more of who we are and what we do for our clients and our colleagues.

Our values and how we live them

A strong client focus, an emphasis on teamwork, unwavering integrity, mutual respect and a constant striving for excellence are the values at the core of Willis Towers Watson’s rich history. 

Your experience with us will consistently link to our company values—which we keep firmly in sight. These values will continue to define our approach to business and our relationship with our clients, now and in the future. They are a vital part of who we are. They are what unite our company.

Client focus

We are driven to help our clients succeed. In every interaction and with every solution, we act in our clients’ best interests – striving to understand their needs, respecting their perspectives and exceeding their expectations.

Teamwork

When you get one of us, you get all of us. We bring innovative solutions and world-class advice to our clients by working across boundaries of business, geography and function. We help each other succeed and create more value together.

Integrity

Our clients invest more than their time and money with us; they also invest their trust. We seek to earn that trust every day through professionalism, doing what is right and being honest. We are accountable to the organizations and people with which we interact – including clients, shareholders, regulators and each other – for all our actions and results.

Respect

We listen to and learn from each other. We support and celebrate differences, foster an inclusive culture and operate with openness, honesty and benefit of the doubt. We manage our relationships, inside the company and out, with fairness, decency and good citizenship.

Excellence

We strive to lead and sustain excellence. Most importantly, this means an unwavering commitment to professional development and personal growth for our people. Our colleagues take responsibility to develop their expertise, competencies and professional stature, while the company invests in the tools and opportunities that allow for continual development. In our business, we place an unrelenting focus on innovation, quality and risk management.

DIFFERENCE. IT’S WHAT UNITES US.

We believe that many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. At Willis Towers Watson, We’re committed to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone is heard, respected and valued for who they are. We believe that building a diverse workforce which leverages all of our best thinking and efforts will be the key to sustaining our competitive advantage, today and in the future.

We also recognise that a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work, which is why we have an Inclusion & Diversity Council in each of our four geographies, supported by our Inclusion Networks: Women and Supporters, Multicultural, LGBT+, Workability and Young Professionals. Our Inclusion networks are company-supported communities that engage our talent and better connect us to each other, our clients and the communities in which we work and live.


We offer a broad range of career options and choices for student and graduate talent around the world. Whether you are a student at an early stage of your university experience, approaching your final year in school, or a recent graduate, we have an opportunity for you.

If you like being challenged, always curious to learn new concepts, and have the creativity to explore innovative ideas, we look forward to meeting you. We offer real-world business experience that is hard to find anywhere else. With offices all over the world, a breadth of business functions and supportive experts at every turn, there’s so much to discover about us and yourself.

Each of us defines our own path and our own success, creating a career that goes in the direction we choose – and maybe even lasts a lifetime.

Where will yours take you?

Graduate opportunities

Our two-year program offers endless opportunities for you to contribute to client assignments, network with senior leaders, and develop the skills and experience you need to build a successful career.

Whether you join us in Corporate Risk and Broking, Human Capital and Benefits, Investment Risk and Reinsurance or Benefits Delivery and Administration, you will benefit from a comprehensive training and development program. You will be in charge of your own career, working with your manager to decide what’s next and how to get there.

Internships

Get early real-world experience in one of our business teams and discover how we help clients all over the globe turn risk into a path for growth.

We offer students real-world business experience that is hard to find anywhere else. With offices all over the world, a breadth of business functions and supportive experts at every turn, there’s so much to discover about us and yourself.

Apprenticeships

Not sure if you want to go to university? How about gaining a fully funded professional qualification while working for a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company instead?

With comprehensive training, support from mentors and buddies, and the chance to gain a fully funded professional qualification, you’ll be well on your way to building a successful career. Even better, you’ll have a real job with a competitive salary from day one, with immediate opportunities to work alongside our graduate employees, tackling the same challenges and projects that they do.

Explore your next early career opportunities here.

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    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, heavy focus on working as a team

    Great first job since you get exposure to many different types of work that looks good on a resume

    Opportunities are given to those who work hard

    Can dictate your own career path to some extent

    You begin immediately on a client - your training is specific to what you will actually be doing

    Periodic fun events and free food

    Cons

    Raises will always be a percentage of what you currently make (roughly 0-10%) regardless of promotions. This was a significant reason for many of my peers departure from the company.

    Your experience is greatly determined by your client team.

    You begin immediately on a client. There is training, but oftentimes you are expected to learn from your teammates (who can range from great trainers to very poor) until you can be put in a large group training

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Willis Towers Watson Photos

Willis Towers Watson photo of: Exelon 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Honor Roll
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Willis Towers Watson Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson (Houston, TX) in October 2018.

    Interview

    I Interviewed in Houston for Business Analyst 1. It is a 5 hour long performace from listening to what the company is about, having lunch, to drawing on a board explaining what you think your role would be, 4 back to back interviews, and an office tour.

    This company values its applicants. Not all companies will buy you lunch and create name tags for you just for an interview. If you made it to the second interview, you should applaud yourself.

    Interview early October, didnt hear back until late october for 2nd interview. Within a few days, got an offer.

    Very pleasant people.

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Willis Towers Watson Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT+ and Allies Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Diversity Champions Members, Stonewall Organization, 2017
  • Consultant of the Year, International Association of Black Actuaries, 2017
  • Diversity and Inclusion Honoree, Exelon Finance, 2017
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award, Insurance Insider Honours Awards, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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