Towers Watson

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Top Tier Firm

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)

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

Pros

The perks for working for a top tier firm include access to really great proprietary research and having interesting clients that offer a wide variety of challenges. The experience you'll get from TW is unlike any other firm.

Cons

With regard to the Retirement Practice, their focus is the long term growth of the actuarial practice. Growth opportunities are available, although I suspect there are fewer opportunities for thoughtful work over time as the nature of the business becomes a commodity. There is an acknowledgement that defined contribution and non-qualified plan work exists ,but isn't valued as a practice.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Pension Analyst

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    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Texas City, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Benefits Analyst in Texas City, TX (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good rapport with colleagues and senior associates

    Cons

    Not enough training for the associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice and staid company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, keen to ensure job security, professional.

    Cons

    Highly profit focused, reducing the strategic outlook only to the short term for markets of the future. Highly centralized. Relationship oriented - at the cost of meritocracy. Often fails to identify incompetence giving the impression that incompetence is tolerable in order to preserve the 'job security' culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TW is a case of not practicing what its preaching. A little more focus on talent management and talent models will go a long way in increasing profitability as well as market share. That and a special focus on business services. The RoI on Business services is terrible!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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