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Willis Towers Watson Associate Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Willis Towers Watson makes its employees a priority and offers a good work / life balance (in 138 reviews)

  • Managers have a grown up attitude and are more than happy for you to work from home (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be tricky to maintain work / life balance (in 141 reviews)

  • can be exposed to long hours of work or shifting schedules; uncertain career path (in 82 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Self motivated, easily adaptable, optumistic.

    Cons

    New to the line of work.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "A strong learning experience but without doubt serious reservations before joining."

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    Former Employee - Benefit Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Benefit Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    From a legacy Willis perspective the merger with Towers has increased brand recognition on your resume. Some very intelligent people and you will learn here.

    Cons

    It's difficult where to start. A Benefit Associate at legacy Willis for the majority of my team. It'll be hit and miss depending on the team you're placed on. Some easy-going, others simply terrible.

    BAs at legacy Willis start off at $40k with zero room for negotiation regardless of experience. You can make between $50-$55k with OT and you will certainly do a lot. The $40k is based on 37.5 hours per week. With the merger they bumped it to 40 hours per week. Naturally, they 'increased' the salary to around $43k. Don't be fooled, this is not a true increase as there is zero chance you'll be doing the base 40 hours a week. Fundamentally this is a wash but they'll pitch to you the $43k nonetheless.

    They will tell you it takes 1-1.5 years for promotion. Again, I saw one person make it within that time frame. More likely, 1.5-2 years at least. Applicant be warned on the rose tinted image they will be portray. This is simply 'real talk'. Best of luck!

    Advice to Management

    They clearly know what they're doing.

  3. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Harrison, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate in Harrison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Willis Towers Watson is a good organization to work for at the initial time of your career.

    Cons

    Nothing much except for a more flexible management.

    Advice to Management

    Respect & take care of employees.


  4. "Good Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Not the worst but not a great place to work. Office in a good location. Covered parking. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Boy's club big-time. My "supervisor" was there maybe three days a week, more interested in her daughter's cheerleading, and another showed up once a month - there was no work from home. Preferential treatment.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and travel oppotunities

    Cons

    long hours and tight deadlines

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technology Consulting Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with clients and talented associates

    Cons

    Salaries do not increase when promotions occur

    Advice to Management

    Reward your key talent


  7. "Associates Services Center Associate"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong, profitable and reputable firm. Very nice offices, great benefits. They treat their employees fairly and provide many opportunities for involvement (different councils and associations to be involved in). Good office perks like free lunches for holidays.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities in the HR department.

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Harrison, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate in Harrison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable Career
    Manageable Pressure
    Flexible work culture

    Cons

    Low pay
    Minimum opportunities to grow both horizontally and vertically


  9. "Compensation Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team Environment
    Access to high level information that will help progress career
    Defined Career Path both within department and outside

    Cons

    Some long hours
    Could provide further training/learning and development
    Some long hours
    Could provide further training/learning and development


  10. "Willis Programs"

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    Former Employee - Associate Underwriter in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Associate Underwriter in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, pleasant staff.

    Cons

    Poor Management, training and feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Training is very poor, opportunity for advancement is weak.