Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 284 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 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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"Great place to intern"

Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsIf you take initiative there is always interesting work to be done.
Great people, supportive managers.

ConsGets really busy sometimes - you can feel people are stressed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bright and personality filled office with a great working environment

Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsPeople have great personalities and are bright.
Office is a very pleasant work environment.
People are always willing to help each other out, and they take their time to train.

ConsSometimes long hours - depending on client work
The start can be slow if there is not enough time for training to happen from peers

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

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Great company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsDedicated to give interns wide exposure to different areas of the practice.

ConsSame as any other consulting firms, billable hours seem to be a tricky thing but it did not affect interns much.

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

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very rewarding experience

Data Analyst Internship (Current Employee)
Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

I have been working at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsI really learn a lot through the internship experience. no only with the data analysis but also get involved in different projects.

ConsMaybe the work is a little challenging at the beginning but it is worth it. I really like the experience and helps me a lot!

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

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Amazing people, great diverse experiences

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

Proswork flexibility, travel opportunities, great senior leaders, international company, great colleagues

Constight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSmart people, constantly changing opportunities, limitless growth potential for those who want to advance (and demonstrate the capabilities).

ConsCan be stressful, but not unlike any other professional services environment. Can have that "big company" feel when trying to manage the bureaucracy.

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Good people

Consultant (Former Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood people who will support your growth within the company

ConsSlow advancement, niche industry, breadth of skills not well marketed

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

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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA (US)

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

ProsThe people are smart, helpful and team players. They have free food many days, which saves $$. I like my job and feel secure, but I know a lot of people who have been downsized after the merger. The benefits are very good. I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance.

ConsIt seems there is always some downsizing, but then they hire to replace the eliminated positions. This is bad if you are downsized, or a good friend/ co-worker is and they replace the position with temp after temp because they don't want the headcount.

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

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Lives its "client first" values and delivers for investors

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCollaborative culture, very high caliber talent, live and breathe client-centric values, outstanding collective expertise and resources; very well managed financially; have made intelligent acquisitions

ConsAs in any large organization, there are some who aggressively self-promote to get ahead; fiscal discipline means staffing can get tight; promotion process can be very slow (the downside of being very carefully thought through)

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop, recognize and reward your "junior" leaders for their contributions to building top talent

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

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Great culture and growing industry

Investment Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsSmart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance

ConsBusy at times, but not a drawback

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

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