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"Competitive salary doesn't make up for micromanaging and lack of training"

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Current Employee - Client Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Client Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

-Competitive salary
-Some flexibility in schedule worked
-Good name to have on your resume

Cons

-No training or mentorship whatsoever. They are very dismissive when you express interest in further training
-'Big brother' is in full effect here. Micromanaging your comings and goings, reading your emails, monitoring your instant messages.
-Terrible and expensive benefits
-Extremely conservative environment (dress code, etc.)
-Those promoted to management rolls have little to no experience managing others and it's evident.
-No team environment between producers and service staff. 'Us against them' mentality. You are disregarded if you're not selling.

Advice to Management

-Invest and show some interest in training and developing new employees. The 'on-boarding' process is a mess and it goes downhill from there.
-Spend less time micromanaging and more time on developing trust and good working relationships with employees
-Promote a team approach
-Management structure changed 3 times in 3 months; doesn't send a message of stability to your employees

Other Employee Reviews for Willis Towers Watson

  1. Helpful (3)

    "As 2+ year old merger of WW/TP continues to takes hold, culture clash is still very much evident."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good clients. Good Account Management model. Decent training for junior level. Lots of offices around the world. Good work-at-home policies. Decent technology (windows 7, finally), CEO is very approachable and has delivered excellent results to shareholders.

    Cons

    Culture clash between legacy firms is significant, and varies greatly depending on the office and/or practice. WW was very flat, collaborative, open, but consensus driven and slow moving. TP was a very hierarchical partnership, everyone on a need-to-know only basis, and uncollaborative, but faster moving and more sales oriented. Little attention was paid to create a new culture. WW was more wild-west and innovative. TP was more structured and parters ruled. Post merger these two approaches have yet to find a happy middle ground.

    LIke any large firm, strategic decisions take forever. Corporate red tape has increased under the cover of a maturing firm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the underlying culture differences that everyone glossed over during the merger.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "It was good but the former culture lasted"

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    Former Employee - Office Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Office Services Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    TW has a good reputation with clients.

    Cons

    TW does not pay well and does not solicit staff input when making decisions that impacts how people work within the organization. This company is not transparent. Management always shocks their staff with new process, systems, and methods that consistently fails. On many occassion, people get so frustrated and causes them to look for greener pastures.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff because they are the best asset you have. You have already lost a lot of good people so please take good care of whoever is left in your company.

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