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Willis Towers Watson Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1828
Company - Public (WLTW)
Business Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design ... Read more

Willis Towers Watson – Why Work For Us?


This is an exciting time to be part of Willis Towers Watson. You will find significant career growth opportunities with us, as we now offer a broader array of services to a larger global client base than ever before. We have united three leading firms—Willis Group, Gras Savoye, and Towers Watson—that have for decades led in their fields. We are proud of this legacy, and together have created a powerful and complementary combination of services in the advisory and broking space. This provides growth opportunities for all of our people: current colleagues as well as new hires.

Whether you are interested in insurance brokerage, advisory services, risk and capital management, talent and rewards solutions, or putting your technology skills to work for any of these, you will have opportunities for career growth across four distinct global business segments with locations around the world:

  • Corporate Risk & Broking
  • Exchange Solutions
  • Human Capital & Benefits
  • Investment, Risk & Reinsurance
  • Corporate Functions

Willis Towers Watson is a strong, diversified global company, with resources to invest in our people. Our worldwide reach and infusion of new capabilities brings the opportunity to share knowledge and develop talent to help support our enriched client service offering. Consider joining our team and visit the global careers website here.

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.

At Willis Towers Watson, our objective is to attract, retain and develop the very best talent needed to support our business strategy globally. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity shapes our approach to serving clients, delivers sustainable, profitable growth and creates a supportive environment for all of our colleagues.

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment enriched by our people, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live.

In our marketplace...

we further our brand by creating inclusive teams, being inventive and anticipating the ever-changing needs of our clients and communities. By facilitating the growth of diverse business suppliers and creating strategic partnerships, we can advance economic wellbeing and be a good steward of the communities in which we do business. We believe that we deepen our commitment to the market by empowering our colleagues in the 140+ communities we serve.

In our workforce...

we identify innovative approaches to attract, hire and retain talent as well as to provide opportunities to grow, develop and have a meaningful professional experience. Diversification provides the broadest possible array of talent, abilities and views, which is fundamental to building and maintaining a competitive advantage. Our unique perspective enables us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas—the dynamic formula that drives engagement and performance.

In our workplace...

we create a culture of engagement and respect by demonstrating inclusive behaviors. We maintain a positive and collaborative workplace where people respect the individual qualities and cultures of their colleagues. Developing and retaining our talent is critical to our business strategy. More importantly, the inclusive culture of our workplace leverages the distinctive talents of all our colleagues, enabling Willis Towers Watson to be more competitive in the markets we serve.

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.

We are seeking talented and intellectually curious university students who’d like to kick-start their careers via varied learning experiences across business segments. You will have the opportunity to take charge of your career, collaborating with some of the world’s experts in our industry.

Our programs are designed to help you determine the best course for your career dreams and aspirations—and we would like to be part of your journey. Start here to learn how we can enable you to unlock your potential.

Graduate opportunities

We offer a number of opportunities that give graduates immediate exposure to actual client assignments through direct hire positions into a specific business area. They will challenge your imagination and creativity, as well as your ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and present recommendations. These opportunities will help you quickly build technical knowledge, consulting skills and overall industry experience.

Explore our Graduate opportunities here.

Internships

At Willis Towers Watson, we devote a lot of time and energy to making our intern program the best it can be. Why? We consider interns to be critical. After all, many of our best university hires were once our best interns.

An internship at Willis Towers Watson will give you valuable real-world experience while you are still a student. You'll apply your education in an environment that is both intellectually challenging and rewarding. At the end of your time with us, you'll have a greater understanding of what we do and how closely our career offerings match your career ambitions.

Explore our Intern opportunities here

 

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    Office was full of great people who made working a pleasure

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    Management seemed out of touch with state of business at lower levels

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Willis Towers Watson Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Willis Towers Watson.

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    I received an email from HR to set up a phone interview, 3.5 weeks after applying online. In the phone interview I was asked about salary expectations and told a little about the role, mainly to confirm I was still interested and would be willing to move for the position. A few days later a different person, HR for the specific department, contacted me to arrange a phone interview with the hiring manager. That took place about a week after. I was asked more detailed questions about my background, job responsibilities, interests, why I was looking, etc. No surprise questions, mostly just describing what was on my resume, and I had ample time to ask questions about the role. I had been told by HR to contact a third HR person with interview feedback after my call, so I sent that person an email reiterating my interest and stating specific aspects of the job that sounded interesting. About a week later, I got an email from the second HR person to schedule an in person interview for the following week. The in person interview was only an hour long total, with two people, which I thought was short. I interviewed with the same hiring manager who I'd spoken with by phone as well as another person on the team. The questions were all easy, and it was mostly conversational and talking about my experience and about the job opportunity and the type of work they did. A few days later I got an email asking to set up follow up phone interviews with different team members. Those took place during the following week and both were easy (I learned later that they had already decided to hire me this point but certain people wanted to talk to me first) and around a half hour each. In the last one, the interviewer said they intended to make me an offer and asked for salary expectations. I got an offer a few days later. Overall the process was long and drawn out but the interviews themselves were easy and mostly a chance to get to know the team/see if it was a good fit. I also negotiated salary so the process was even more drawn out at the end.

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Willis Towers Watson Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2015, 2016 (100% rating), Human Rights Campaign, 2016
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2015
  • Positive About Disabled People, Jobcentre Plus, 2014, 2015, Job Center Plus, 2015
  • Diversity Champion, Stonewall, 2015
  • Best Trade Insurance Broker in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and North America; Trade Finance Magazine, 2014, Trade Finance Magazine, 2014
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