Aon
3.2 of 5 261 reviews
www.aon.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Aon Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.2 261 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case

Greg Case

(141 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Excellent work/life balance - great people work at Aon"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Logo, job description or job in theory, clients, ability to work from home"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Hard to get acknowledge by senior management"
    in 6 reviews
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Fantastic company

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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

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

ConsIssues that face all large corporations.

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

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Good Company with Lots of Opportunity

Associate Broker (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsLots 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.

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

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

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Overall good company.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aon full-time

ProsDefinitely a lot of room for growth.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to "real" workers and take care of them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Large firm with lots of opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aon full-time

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

ConsLarge 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great experience on a long-term contract

Recruitment/Sourcing Consultant (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Aon as a contractor for more than a year

ProsSupportive 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.

ConsHiring 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 Senior ManagementTrain 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging but rewarding

Broker (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Aon full-time for more than a year

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

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

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Horrible corporate culture and office environment

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsNone to mention, other than good exposure to large, complex clients/accounts which forces you to learn via a sink or swim company attitude

ConsTop 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 Senior ManagementClean house

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

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Aon is a decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Aon

ProsGreat people and opportunities to advance exist if you work hard and can demonstrate to management that you bring something valuable to the table.

ConsUnless you are getting promoted or working in a very profitable department there is the potential and the probability that your compensation will not be satisfactory.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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More communication to employees needed

Communications Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Aon

ProsAon's a vast organization that offers opportunities to learn about the various areas of the company. One can network with others around the world, which, again, makes it possible to learn a great deal.

ConsThe organization started a huge cultural shift - at least from where I was standing - from a sales-based to a marketing-based organization. The people on the ground who were to make this happen didn't have near enough support in making the shift. There were far too many questions left unanswered, and not enough support or communication about how we actually do the shift. Just "make it so" wasn't enough.

Advice to Senior ManagementCultural shifts require a tremendous amount of information sharing from the top to the bottom. Too often the language of change becomes meaningless jargon larded with self-congratulatory piffle about how "we're all in this together and with your help..." Yes, people want to know where they're going, but they also want to know *how) they're going to get there and what, specifically, their role will be in helping the company get there.

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Amazing

Financial Analyst II (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Prosgreat work life balance involved

Conslong hours during close quarters

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