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Willis Towers Watson Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Best company to provide work life balance (in 127 reviews)

  • Managers have a grown up attitude and are more than happy for you to work from home (in 42 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 75 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    More Flexibility and Mobility at work

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership with strong business acumen and Integrity

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in

    Cons

    No room for growth in department

    Advice to Management

    Allow room for growth within the company


  3. "Review of WTW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork; good computer systems

    Cons

    Very structured; uncertainties due to merger


  4. "Not Generous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3.5% Company match; offers Roth 401K plan.

    Cons

    Used to be 4% and is not very competitive for a benefits company. Yes, the company does offer a pension plan too but now new hires have to contribute 2% of their wages to that so the argument that one offsets the other is fading. Particularly because of vesting requirements (2 years 401K; 5 years pension). The average employee won't be vested in the pension when they leave.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your 401K match and lower your vesting rules if you want to justify having minimal wages due to a great benefits package.


  5. "Senior Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, highly engaged coworkers, culture that supports career development

    Cons

    Larger company now runs risk of becoming less connected to workforce


  6. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    All staff are friendly, senior opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Competitiveness can become quite nasty in office


  7. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent teams and company resources. Opportunity for personal development.

    Cons

    Slow to implement changes due to size of company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear personal development plans to associates.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Merger Changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very diverse and supports diversity. Allows for flexible hours and work from home. The benefits have changed with the merger and now offers a pension plan as well as a 401K and 19 vacation days at the start of your hire. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not necessarily cons, as much as growing pains. The merger has created leadership inconsistencies, too many chiefs and layers. Still 2 separate entities on many levels and trying to merge as one. I would recommend once the merger has settled and the company is established.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be MUCH more transparent on the direction the company is going and employee's careers.


  9. "Could Improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a Good brand name.

    Cons

    Could improve work quality, work life balance and senior and middle management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Honest efforts for inclusion and diversity. Good people. Actively striving to do good work. Decent PTO package.

    Cons

    Low pay for work done. Frustrating bureaucracy. Some poor team leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer, harder look at some of the leadership and weed out the bad eggs.


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