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"Great place to learn"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)
Current Employee - Investment Consultant in Reigate, England (UK)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

Pros

A great place to learn!
Excellent study support
Friendly culture
Young company and very social
Supportive of learning
Coworkers collaborate well and do not compete or judge
7% pension contribution is great

Cons

In the UK, the head office is in Reigate, which is in the middle of the countryside and very inconvenient to reach by both public transport and car (parking spaces are only given after working 4-5 years at the firm)
Hours can be long.
Not a good place to earn!
Career progression can be slow especially for technical, non-client facing roles
Career progression very much related to the time worked at the company, rather than your performance or the value you add.
No reward on hard work, promotion is the same as it is related to the time you've worked at the firm and bonuses are standardized
Very difficult and political to move teams, and limited opportunity to move across geographies despite being a global company
Managers only care about their own team and don't care about the company as a whole, limiting employees opportunities to learn how the business works
Every role in Towers Watson is very specialist due to the size of the firm, limiting future prospects and hindering exit opportunities

Advice to Management

Offer the employees a broader learning opportunity and the opportunity to move across teams and locations. Lots of good employees get stuck in the wrong team and then end up leaving the firm when they could have added lots of value to the firm

Other Employee Reviews for Willis Towers Watson

  1. "Long-time employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging projects, great people, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Difficult work/life balance, tough to share information within firm, unclear career paths for people not following typical actuarial career path

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate the value of knowledge and experience.


  2. "Great company and very diverse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Placement Analyst Intern in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Global Placement Analyst Intern in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the city and the business line you can get to meat great people.
    Placement oversees the business giving you an enormous chance to meet the executive management easily.
    You have big responsibilities starting day one.

    Cons

    In my opinion yo should like Insurance even a bit, although it sometime might seem boring.
    Big contrast in HR quality: hard-driving executives through lazy useless executors.

    Advice to Management

    Stricter HR recruiting policies.

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