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Willis Towers Watson Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Best company to provide work life balance (in 130 reviews)

  • Managers have a grown up attitude and are more than happy for you to work from home (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be tricky to maintain work / life balance (in 134 reviews)

  • can be exposed to long hours of work or shifting schedules; uncertain career path (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Decent Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work place flexibility, retirement benefits

    Cons

    Compensation is less than competitors


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company culture. Help is always there if you need it.

    Cons

    Some of the Work can get repetitive at times

  3. "Retirement Consultant People Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in working environment
    Great people
    Excellence in work product
    Smart people
    Innovation
    Ability to reinvent themselves within organization.

    Cons

    Not all roles should have billable hours
    Some colleagues should be more internally focused on growing colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    All more opportunities to grow colleagues. Allow some to spent more time internally focused instead of being revenue focused.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you show up, be on time and follow the rules for quality you can have a solid career here with every opportunity to move into new roles or new departments

    Cons

    Pretty strict to-the-minute time in/time out. Thats the nature of the business and not exactly a ding at WTW. Also, scheduling is done off-site and its a process to request time off.


  5. "Becoming more and more of a sweatshop."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart consultants and upper level people

    Cons

    Work/pay expectations, not very smart new hires, poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the best and brightest at the start of their careers and then pay to train them.


  6. "Good place to grow into consulting"

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    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Communications Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good preparation for client-facing sales role; by and large, decent people

    Cons

    Typically ambivalent to employees and stingy with pay increases/incentives

    Advice to Management

    ...won't be heeded anyway


  7. "Good First Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Pay, People, Challenge of job

    Cons

    High Stress, Repetitive work, Can be long hours

  8. "An experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Advisor in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Benefits Advisor in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is the leading edge of benefits. I enjoy working for them.

    Cons

    I can think of is that the pay should be higher especially in comparison to other companies. However they are working on that. Also I think they they need a daycare for employees. If you are a parent of a young child its harder to work here with the closing shift being 8pm. They do have late shifts and shift bids.


  9. "Former"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of good people

    Cons

    Centralized and lack of individuality


  10. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity here is very good

    Cons

    Unorganized at times but improving

    Advice to Management

    continue to integrate two companies


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