Willis Towers Watson - Get on the conveyor belt, don't be ambitious, don't expect positive change. I'd suggest you dont bother! | Glassdoor
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"Get on the conveyor belt, don't be ambitious, don't expect positive change. I'd suggest you dont bother!"

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Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Exceptional colleagues that keep you sane during the daily grind. CFA/FIA paid for and adequate study support. Exposure to a range of departments.

Cons

Management completely disintegrated from analysts. Pay is extremely low until senior management, which is freely admitted. You won't get promoted quickly by being good or working hard, you are put on a conveyor belt and expected to be happy with it. Bonus is a joke again until more senior and you have to wait for seniors to die/retire/leave before positions are made available.

London office is depressing and dull. Sometimes work 8am - 10pm whilst seniors leave at 6.

Only apply if you enjoy updating spreadsheets, models and drafting emails for seniors. If you're lucky they might let you "check" other peoples attempts at making the circle bullet points squares.

Advice to Management

If you hire the top talent don't expect to keep them for long if you don't start treating them fairly. Look at the deadwood in the higher ranks and promote the potentials. Don't treat the underachievers the same as the stars.

Other Employee Reviews for Willis Towers Watson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "some very good people but eratic leadership from the US and strange HR policies"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Director in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Until recently a purposeful, dynamic company executing some good strategies. Many areas are market leading and a lot of focus has been placed on making operations efficient.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of senior management churn and this has created a sense of confusion and panic. Many people are genuinely concerned about their jobs. Willis have some strange rules and regulations eg insuring your own blackberry and the use of tough retention clauses to what are typically mediocre bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Pause for a moment before you make another restructure and consider the effects of so many senior job losses on the rest of the associates


  2. Helpful (1)

    "a review for towers watson"

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    Former Intern - Compensation and Benefits Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Compensation and Benefits Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it gives you lots of oppotunity to learn the consulting things, learn to be a highly effifficient person, do multi-tasks under pressure, work effectively as a team member

    Cons

    maybe it's not fit for those who cannot get used to high pressure, heavy workload, not a good work/life balance

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