Towers Watson
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www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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3.3 284 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(143 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good starting company. Wouldn't stay much longer than that.

Compensation Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Towers Watson as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFlexible hours. Great work life balance. Benefits are great, so I hear.

ConsPromised upward movement. They want current employees in this division to take a month of absents before offering full-time. This makes no sense! We are just going to find other jobs and you would have trained and developed our skills for no reason. They are based in the US and therefore do not respect the Canadian firms. The pay is awful. Unless you are full-time

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take your employees, their skills and their loyalty for granted. You are leaving a bad taste in the mouth of good talent. I think I speak for all entry level employees for that matter.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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salary is so so for many of current employees

Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work environment is start new career

Conssalary sux; same level of job you got huge range of salary different, and most of them are unfair

Advice to Senior Managementpleaes be fair to every hard working employees...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsCareer development and advancement, research based consulting services, amazing colleagues, lots of learning and training opportunities, compensation package and flexibility.

ConsHighly competitive individuals not always willing to work as a team. Lots of people with strong egos. Balance work and family may be sometimes challenging.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to make sure the experience is similar in various offices and region. Not sure it is the case since the merger.

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TW is a challenging workplace with great clients and bright people; unfortunately "legacy cliques" still exist.

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsGreat research capabilities, a commitment to good work and exploring new ideas for top-tier clients makes TW an energizing and challenging place to build a career.

ConsSmall circles of "insider" managers and "instant labelling" means you can get stuck with in a bow you don't want to be in - and it can be difficult to find a champion to help you get out and explore other opportunities. If you're not fast-tracked you might as well look externally.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs the actuarial needs of HR plans diminish, TW moves closer to management consulting. Time to broaden the appreciation of other skill sets and experience and see they all can provide value to TW objectives - admittedly some regions are much better at this than others.

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Stable Company, Sub-par middle management

Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsMany experienced colleagues who are very willing to share their knowledge

ConsNot much room for professional growth
Poor communication from middle management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsVery client focused, constantly generating revenue

ConsIn certain positions there are no room for growth. The merge is not fully complete, still feels like it's two companies instead of one.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rocky place to work, Nice surroundings, great training, lack of follow-up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Richardson, TX (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson for more than 3 years

ProsSome can make it to other jobs, the working environment is pleasant as far as the building as it is new and the desks are large, great people on the teams

ConsNo concern for the people who work there, fear is used as an incentive, no marketing plans, everything is done on a wing and a prayer. You are not looked at for advancement unless you have been buttering up the supervisors or have another type of connection. Great work means nothing. There is never a safe feeling and there is no idea in management about how the process really works. Supervisors are not licensed and can offer little help. No forward thinking, just jump in the water and see what hapens

Advice to Senior ManagementUse great project management and SWOT on your projects, people should not be advanced unless they have the education and experience. Think the campaigns through to the end. Use focus groups more often. The Benefit Advisors experience guide you. Use background checks on everyone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good to company for learning opportunities

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsAutonomy in working style
Great learning opportunities
No geographical limitation in terms of choosing your work place

ConsNot very robust people system in place
Non competitive salaries for initial levels
No work life balance during peak seasons

Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance can be better managed during peak season for better engagement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start right off of college

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsThe people here are really smart and are always willing to help.

ConsLow base salary. There also is no growth internally. The benefits here are also not great.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to start

Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsWhen I first started, there were a lot of great people to learn from. Collaborating with others frequently quickens learning and development.

ConsSalaries are the same across office regions. Senior sellers leaving the company at an alarming rate. As a result work is becoming harder to come by.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job at retaining senior people who land big projects.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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