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Willis Towers Watson Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "excellent work life balance excellent global leadership" (in 178 reviews)

  • "flexible work-from-home options" (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tough work/life balance at times (typical consulting)" (in 163 reviews)

  • "long hours; no work life balance" (in 95 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Great for some frustrating for others."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pension Benefits Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Pension Benefits Analyst in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, heavy focus on working as a team

    Great first job since you get exposure to many different types of work that looks good on a resume

    Opportunities are given to those who work hard

    Can dictate your own career path to some extent

    You begin immediately on a client - your training is specific to what you will actually be doing

    Periodic fun events and free food

    Cons

    Raises will always be a percentage of what you currently make (roughly 0-10%) regardless of promotions. This was a significant reason for many of my peers departure from the company.

    Your experience is greatly determined by your client team.

    You begin immediately on a client. There is training, but oftentimes you are expected to learn from your teammates (who can range from great trainers to very poor) until you can be put in a large group training

    Willis Towers Watson Response

    Sep 26, 2018 – Colleague Experience Team

    Thank you for recognizing our culture of collaboration and meritocracy – we believe that when our colleagues are at their best, they’ll do the best for our clients and be rewarded for their... More


  2. "CSR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Great hours. Great company

    Cons

    there are no cons for this company

  3. "PTA at Beijing Branch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson part-time

    Pros

    nice staff and working environment

    Cons

    I didn't come up with any


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No Attraction or Retention of Talent"

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    Former Employee - Pension Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pension Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office location, casual dress code and some really smart employees

    Cons

    Terribly underpaid (at the lower levels AND the senior levels). It takes 7-9 years to reach a level that provides a salary comparable to what many companies in the area offer after a few years! This company is trying to stay current and adopt new cultural trends such as casual work attire and monthly happy hours but they are still bound by the same old policies and company structure when it comes to advancement and benefits. The pay is so poor that the only employees that stay with them are lazy, underperforming ones or the ones who are still holding on to the empty promise of advancement and this only causes incoming talent to leave quicker as they are saddled with the additional work of team members who don't pull their weight while still being compensated with pennies. The dissatisfaction with management and benefits is a cancer that affects the culture and spreads to new hires as quickly as they sign their acceptance letter.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better to attract more talent and reward employees who regularly go above and beyond.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good first job out of college"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety
    Responsibility for client work

    Cons

    Poor compensation / benefits package
    Tuition reimbursement program requires 24 months at the company after the reimbursement
    Difficult to transfer within the company

    Advice to Management

    Need better opportunities to experience different areas of the company for early career hires. Rotational program is not great. Pay high performers a higher base salary! Update tuition reimbursement policy to be more rich.


  6. "Csr"

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

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment and decent pay

    Cons

    Not enough restrooms and some supervisors weren't helpful and came to work drunk


  7. Helpful (3)

    "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    the autonomy in my position (that's five words to say "autonomy")

    Cons

    They moved us to open offices, which destroy communication (consultants need to read research on open offices published since 1998) and culture.

    Advice to Management

    give people their offices back. open floor plans are the reason people are leaving your company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance Specialist"

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    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - QA Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Laid back environment.

    Cons

    Pay sucks. QA management are unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries and you'll keep talent.


  9. "Csr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Atmosphere was pretty gol mod overall.

    Cons

    No intent to hire pass temp


  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Smartest people I have ever worked with in my life.

    Cons

    The office is very quiet.