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Willis Towers Watson Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Best company to provide work life balance (in 126 reviews)

  • Managers have a grown up attitude and are more than happy for you to work from home (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be tricky to maintain work / life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • can be exposed to long hours of work or shifting schedules; uncertain career path (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Greatest Company I've Ever Worked For!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Complete support of management who support thinking outside the box. Access to top executives who listen. Global teamwork is incredible. We have practice leaders who are recognized experts in their field and they are not siloed like our competitors. If we need the advice of a Captive expert in Dublin, he or she is flown in at no cost to the local office. With a presence in over 100 countries, each Network Country Manager will answer any question instantly. This company stands alone in it's atitude toward its employees and its global teamwork.

    Cons

    None. Healthcare package could stand tweaking but that's typical of any large company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Pulling it all together"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Integration going much better than expected

    Cons

    Still not done with integration

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Outstanding opportunity to learn, grow and make a difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work, interesting colleagues, fantastic culture focused on doing the right thing, very good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes there are unexpected time requirements to meet client demands


  4. "Great people, great opportunity, great experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team environment is very helpful for new associates. There is constant communciation between senior consultants and new associates, making knowledge transfer an integral part of the office culture.

    Cons

    There are many tight deadlines and a fifty hour week and turn into a sixty hour week on Friday afternoon at times.


  5. "I have had a fantastic experience working here and I hope to be here for a long time to come"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company prides itself on taking care of its associates and it does a decent job. The benefits are good. The freedom and autonomy allow a good work life balance even when there is lots of travel, which can come in spurts or be a constant thing depending on what you're doing. One of the best things is working with terrific people. The firm does interesting research in the HR field and the work we do helps people improve their workday experiences.

    Cons

    Stress levels can be high. Lower-level salaries don't seem to be competitive (e.g., below consultant). There has been a lot of change recently.


  6. "The culture is great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice and welcoming to new employees.

    Cons

    Definitely a lot of work to do, but the company prides itself on work-life balance.


  7. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    incredible experience as a first year summer intern

    Cons

    no cons on this internship it was great

  8. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Management Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything. Great company, great industry, best sector in the financial industry.

    Cons

    nothing really. Hours are great, pay is fair.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A global company with a community mindset."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Compensation and Benefits Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Large global firm with a respected name
    * Opportunities in dozens of business-related functions
    * Sprawling community that is active in giving back locally
    * Decent opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    * Lack of communication between departments
    * Normal struggles associated with merger still apparent several years later
    * Inconsistent processes from office to office


  10. "Open to learning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Towers Watson provides unlimited opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Less opportunity for Innovation within Towers Watson

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time cultivating creativity amongst your workforce.


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