Willis Towers Watson - Got paid to do a job, little learning experience and weak management | Glassdoor
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"Got paid to do a job, little learning experience and weak management"

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Former Employee - Compensation Analyst - Summer Intern in Valhalla, NY
Former Employee - Compensation Analyst - Summer Intern in Valhalla, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The management although not very helpful professionally, was extremely nice and flexible. A large portion of the staff would get together to go out for lunch on Fridays and co-workers were friendly in the hallways.

Cons

No learning opportunities or ability to develop skills outside the specific job hired for. As an intern, I hoped to not only finish the my work, but have the opportunity to learn about the company, different roles within it, and see if my skill set could fit somewhere for a full time position. Not a company for long term development.

Advice to Management

As interns, Towers Watson had the opportunity to develop employees and place them into roles that would be very beneficial to the company however saw them as temporary fixtures to get a job done. At least of few of the interns were incredibly bright and motivated, and if there were opportunities to learn and grow with the company, some of us would consider staying.

Other Employee Reviews for Willis Towers Watson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Willis is a great learning experience but falls short on benefits and work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Willis is one of the largest employee benefits brokers in the U.S. As an employee, you will learn a great deal given the wide range of benefit plans and client sizes within their client base. The people are, for the most part, willing to share knowledge and assist in your development and knowledge. Willis is also on of the largest property and casualty brokers in the U.S. which provides opportunity to provide more to clients than just one set of solutions.

    Cons

    Willis has much potential to be a great employer because of its size and capabilities. However, the organization has its client management team spread so thin amoung the clients that the producers often end up client managers. This problem limits the producers time for sales production and contributes to work/life balance challenges for the client manager. Client managers work significantly beyond 40 hours due to a heavy account load. The bonus compensation involves signing an agreement to pay back the bonus on a prorated basis if the employee resigns which deflates the reward of getting a bonus. The insurance benefits are all paid entirely by the employee except for the medical plan, which are only high deductible plans. The retirement plan is a 401K where the match requires 5 years vesting before the employees owns any of the match.

    Advice to Management

    The ulitimate goal of the organization should be growth and retention of clients. The business model must be built around this objective. Instead of attempting to get more with less, Willis needs to identify ways to increase the support of existing clients, reduce client management responsibilities of producers and have producers focus on new sales. Unfortunately, the current model and staffing causes the producer who has a mature book of business to become challenged to find the time to sell new business. Client managers need some analyst and/or administrative support so that they may build strong relationships with existing clients and support new sales.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Towers Watson employs nice people

    Cons

    They do not practice what they preach

    Advice to Management

    more transparency and should try to appreciate the little people more

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