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Willis Towers Watson Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Best company to provide work life balance (in 131 reviews)

  • Managers have a grown up attitude and are more than happy for you to work from home (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be tricky to maintain work / life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • can be exposed to long hours of work or shifting schedules; uncertain career path (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized and lacking culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable coworkers (who will eventually get poached).

    Cons

    I am a legacy Willis employee (prior to the WTW merger) and have always been shocked at the utter lack of structure. The only thing they truly value is revenue production. The leadership is mostly arrogant and incompetent. Too much dependency on external consultants.

    Very limited benefit package. They also stopped providing employee stock options...

    Advice to Management

    Stop feeding the employees lip service


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. "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


  4. "An experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  5. "Low Paying Politically Correct Orwellian"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Consultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    The company hires recent college graduates on contracts to avoid paying benefits and market competitive salaries. As a result the average life expectancy for a new hire is about 2 years. Entry level employees do not get promoted to higher level roles. Promotions are not performance based but rather on favoritism no matter how well you perform. Higher level roles are always filled by outside hires. The companies marketing attempts to be an EEOC employee are not even close. Management is Orweillian in their approach to employees. Desk tops are monitored and information is publicly disseminated in a manner that forces employees to leave even high performing ones. Employees are not developed, appreciated or retained. Employees are disposable. Senior employees and Managers that misbehave, under perform or lack the abilities for their roles are not held accountable. Human Resources thinks it has the ability to rewrite reality. Not a reliable, trustworthy or useful way to way to approach work place issues.

    Advice to Management

    I have much advice for management but the company is run by tyrants who will protect themselves regardless of the truth. My advice for the board or directors is to remove all the managers from this location. Hire back the employees who performed in the past, promote some to management and get managers who have the skills, ethics and work ethic to be in a leadership role.


  6. "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


  7. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Run From The CDA Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Staff, Benefits, Dinner&Learn, Free Parking, Monthly Employee Celebrations

    Cons

    Some Acclaris Management placed in positions based on tenure and loyalty only - in some cases skill and leadership experience are non-existent
    System and reporting issues
    Training

    Advice to Management

    I hate to give only two stars but it is a reflection of the old Acclaris culture and leadership. WTW still has some cleaning up to do. Individuals with leadership titles should carry themselves as leaders, treat their staff with respect, and interact with team members. A good leader does not sit on her lofty throne in a dark cave pretending to know everything.


  9. "Great company; horrible compensation philosophy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, good work/life balance, good vacation time

    Cons

    Management does not work with you on career goals and a path to achieve those goals.

    Competitive compensation is a serious issue, and everyone top to bottom knows it. Most employees know they are underpaid, and the philosophy of getting a raise after you are in a job for x amount of time is something that is said, but not seen in practice. I don't think they understand the negative work environment this creates. As a company that provides competitive compensation tools, they should be embarrassed that their own employees feel this way. What's more, employees are hearing excuses from upper management. Actions speak louder than words, and every employee is watching this unfold.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth, and stop making excuses not to.


  10. "Solid, but not spectacilar"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, growth opportunities, entrepreneurial culture

    Cons

    Politics, multiple layers of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics in terms of client focus, eliminate internally focused distractions


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