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Willis Towers Watson Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • It can be tricky to maintain work / life balance (in 121 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours, but should be expected in this industry (in 68 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson as a contractor

    Pros

    Good group of people. Very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Not enough work to stay business (at least for me)


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working remotely is a nice perk

    Cons

    - limited upward movement
    - no team feeling
    - no work/life balance


  3. "Good work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Client Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Client Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment - very flexible hours and working from home options are great!

    Cons

    Company is in flux with operational improvement initiatives and the merger of Willis with Towers Watson.

    Advice to Management

    Younger talent will leave if you do not provide challenging opportunities.


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  5. "Willis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some wonderful supervisors in Willis that are family oriented and promote the work/life balance and telecommuting. I was lucky enough to have a good relationship with my managers. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and work hard; some jobs require more commitment than others. Willis will match your 401K up to 3%. The review process is now standardized since Dominic became the CEO, and that does help with evening out some of the favoritism.

    Cons

    The company is hyper-focused on cost-saving measures, In the past couple of years, Willis has been centralizing jobs from the field offices, and requires most employees to provide their own cellular devices.

    Willis, like many US employers, is struggling to control healthcare costs; as a result, employees carry additional costs for overall less benefits compared to prior years.


  6. "RMA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful beginner experience. Excellent coordination of overall program goals and connection between offices.

    Cons

    Once you graduate the program, you are largely left to develop on your own. This has led to many of the former RMAs to leave the firm shortly after graduating.

    Advice to Management

    Take stock in the talent you have invested so much money in. Provide further opportunities for the development of graduates after the finish the program.


  7. "AVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in Woburn, MA

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

    Pros

    Good people, strong market solution, recent changes to leadership seem good, developing tools also seemed good.

    Cons

    Cut throat in the sales area, rules of engagement not clear, poor database tracking, lack of aligned roles for player/coach folks who I reported to


  8. "Lots of favorites"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, no micromanagement. You can make your own hours, work from home.

    Cons

    A lot of favortism. Over the top favortism towards women. Way too much work from home, 49 offices, nobody is in them because they work from home!!! Why do the work from home people get all the offices?

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who are here. Don't get desperate and higher some non-experienced carrier side person as a VP.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Consulting Firm For Clients"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    - Good career opportunities for entry level, lower level promotions were frequent
    - Great company culture and values
    - Outstanding in terms of complying with client needs and deliverables

    Cons

    - Very long hours during peak times
    - Poor work/life balance
    - Monotonous monthly tasks

    Advice to Management

    As managers, do not ignore/brush off lower level employees' (analysts, etc) recommendations, complaints, concerns, etc


  10. "Slow Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid work/life balance, lots of smart people here

    Cons

    not much upward mobility within. Hires are typically made from outside, so roles become very stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within to incentive current workers. As of now, most employees soak up what they can and leave because there's no advancement.


  11. "Could be better"

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

    Pros

    The team in employee benefits is great- be prepared to work hard and stay late during busy season.

    Cons

    There isn't any growth. Once you get to a senior consultant level that is the end of the road.

    Advice to Management

    EB needs build extra levels so employees can thrive and have professional growth.



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