Willis Towers Watson - Paternal Organization, Expect Hard Work, Average Pay, Good Starting Point but Not Long-Term Career | Glassdoor
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"Paternal Organization, Expect Hard Work, Average Pay, Good Starting Point but Not Long-Term Career"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Willis Towers Watson (More than 5 years)

Pros

*Supportive environment for new hires, but you are expected to learn quickly and contribute ideas in a dynamic work enironment
* Offices are usually in the heart of financial centers and nice environement
*Work on a variety of challenging projects and learn about multiple industries with smart and competent team members
*Great development opportunities, both project-related and internal training; I learned to be a strong consultant and project manager, but would not stay here for a long-term career.

Cons

* Progression can be very slow - unless there is a position that needs to be filled, promotions can be slow
*Constant feeling of putting out fires. Because you have to keep multiple projects moving, you're too busy to celebrate wins and successes. Hours are can be quite long, especially for the average pay
*Project opportunities can go to manager favorites
*Work can get monotonous; the organization says it wants to find creative and innovative solutions, but it's far too tangled in its corporate bureaucracy. Talents can be over-looked unless there is a billable reason to do anything else.

Advice to Management

Be more creative in finding ways to utilize the talents of your consultants. People have left in swarms because they are over-worked, disengaged and under-utilized.

Other Employee Reviews for Willis Towers Watson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Better than I expected."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Haven't messed with the local office culture since we were acquired.
    Drastic increase in compensation after the buy-out of our old company.
    Flexible about work hours/working from home.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement for other acquired developers (most are stuck working support on their old, no-longer-sold product).
    Their replacement for what we sold isn't nearly as flexible to work on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall disappointing experience"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to work solo and take the lead which provides you with numerous chances to grow and learn. Will support insurance education.

    Cons

    Wide range of expectations and different salaries. Many times leadership will go unrecognized and/or unrewarded. Company is in a constant state of flux which makes the environment tough to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your associates before they leave, they are your life blood.

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