Aon Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
363 Reviews
3.2
363 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is okay work life balance just depending on who you work under in the company (in 27 reviews)

  • Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge (in 7 reviews)

  • There is very little room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Satisfactory within the Corporate Jungle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities (mostly lateral), time-off and vacation are better than most, leadership experience, office culture, the employees are truly Aon's strength in this business.

    Cons

    Management direction seems confused (push new business, renewals, conflicted in their statements), silos, pay is below average in this market even though management states it's in the upper quartile, management feedback inaccurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goal setting never really followed through, want to keep the up and comers 2% raises won't do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Professional client driven global company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Specialist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Specialist in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent employee support programmes, good benefits, reasonable salaries, flexible work place roles, energetic forward thinking client driven synergies

    Cons

    Aon is too quick to terminate older senior employees that have a wealth of experience that can benefit the corporations immediate and longer term objectives. instead it has caved into the culture of youth wherein salary compensation levels are lower. However the trade off is a loss of experience that can give a company an edge in a highly competitive, fast changing marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aon's leadership teams have to consider the long term benefits to shareholders of maintaining an investment in experience rather than seeking resolution of short term goals with a less qualified and experienced employee base. What they are giving up in their senior staff is not compensated by the necessity to focus more resources on employment training to bring staff up to an experiential level that already exists. That cost exceeds the cost to maintain an experienced employment base.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to learn. Colleagues are great. Innovative company.

    Cons

    Issues that face all large corporations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company with Lots of Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Broker in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Broker in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for professional growth
    Senior management is typically quite knowledgeable
    Amiable group of working colleagues
    Accommodating work culture

    Definitely a great place to start and chart a career as there is an abundance of opportunities to move around the country and globe. One of the few companies interested in developing young candidates for future leadership positions.

    Cons

    Typical office politics
    Company initiatives can be unnecessary and overly burdensome
    Initial training process is disjointed and unorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon full-time

    Pros

    Definitely a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Like every big company, sometimes the little people are forgotten about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to "real" workers and take care of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Is huge and has a lot of knwedge

    Cons

    A lot of politics in high levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large firm with lots of opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon full-time

    Pros

    Significant opportunities for advancement and transfer around the world. Pay is variable depending on role. Diverse employees and management. Brand is not well known.

    Cons

    Large firm has very little cohesiveness and everyone has a different objective - no real sense of company "personality". Management is less concerned with your progress than with your productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great experience on a long-term contract

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruitment/Sourcing Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Recruitment/Sourcing Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Aon as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive and positive team environment. Given autonomy to succeed per my own strategies. Fantastic Manager and Director. Lots of tools at our fingertips. Supportive of a 100% virtual role.

    Cons

    Hiring Managers vary in their ability to respond quickly and effectively to hire top talent. Some Managers do not understand that 'time kills deals'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train all Management on Recruitment Best Practices. Hiring top performers should be Aon's #1 priority. Recruitment life-cycle is way too long. In addition, I suggest triggering salary surveys across the board as Aon consistently under-compensates compared to their competition in the Toronto marketplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Broker in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Breadth and depth of learning on your subject matter, great colleagues, good management support and team building.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, structured and little room for error. Not for everyone.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible corporate culture and office environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None to mention, other than good exposure to large, complex clients/accounts which forces you to learn via a sink or swim company attitude

    Cons

    Top heavy
    Old "boys/girls club"
    No development, investment or training for new hires
    Poor communication, misguided direction
    Management lie and falsify information to trick employees into staying and keep their confidence low
    Lacks professionalism
    Min to no raises, unless you're a conformist (i.e. brown noser) or fight nail and tooth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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