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  1. "Started working in the file room then moved to data entry accountant for several clients."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk and Business Services in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk and Business Services in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Towers Perrin full-time

    Pros

    Close to where I lived, good starting salary, taught me how to feel comfortable working on a computer.

    Cons

    Formal dress code,lateness and absences were frowned upon. Seen employees get chewed out for making the tiniest error.

    Advice to Management

    Only hire those without a family if you desire employees to work long extra hours.


  2. "Industry leader with a lot of opportunities for growth and advancement"

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    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Administrator in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Administrator in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is opportunity to learn a lot about the industry and clients.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics with a few of the managers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "For the 10 years I worked there, it was a dream job"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Towers Perrin full-time

    Pros

    Great increases, very intelligent co-workers, good benefits.

    Cons

    They outsourced their IT department. Dumped most of their valued people, then hired some of them back later?

    Advice to Management

    Look out for the little guy instead of the almighty dollar.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company but Very "Corporate America""

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people
    Good name to have on your resume
    Exposure to intellectual material, learnings and trainings

    Cons

    Too conservative and "Corporate America"
    Change is pretty non-existent and takes top leadership approval
    Little reward for the expected long hours of work
    VERY "big brother" as in they check your email and anything on your laptop

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to the 2013 start-up culture and mentality
    Take care of your people - work/life balance should be practiced not just discussed
    Lose the dead weight and keep the top performers - too many people there just barely getting by


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I had many good years there but they went public joining with Watson Wyatt and the culture changed."

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    Former Employee - Project Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Towers Perrin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of learning experiences, mostly great coworkers, pretty good pay and benefits but some of that changed after the merger

    Cons

    They went through a merger to go public and did most of the downsizing.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Towers Perrin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, flexibility, entrepreneurial environment

    Cons

    Huge billable/sales goals, not realistic


  7. "Great exposure to a wide variety of clients and survey tools."

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Client exposure and ability to work with a lot of different people and tools.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Overall, a pretty strict organization.

  8. "Good Company with decent benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a lot of very smart people

    Cons

    sometimes get lost in consulting speak

    Advice to Management

    promote more people to consultants


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offered a great working environment that allowed for excellent on the job training. It was a good community with my coworkers and I felt I learned a lot.

    Cons

    While the working environment was superb at Towers Perrin, I found that the salaries were a bit low compared to my peers also working downtown.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management would be to offer a higher form of compensation for your employees. This would increase the retention rate and satisfy everyone.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, interesting opportunities (if you seek them out), competitive benefits package, OK compensation, not a lot of travel required

    Cons

    Top heavy, not a great place to grow a career better to come in mid career level, not a well defined performance review process

    Advice to Management

    Am excited for the new opportunities that will come from the new merger including more talent and larger projects


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