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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.3 327 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(166 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (there is none) - Long hours/weekend work (in 40 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 8 reviews)

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    A great place to work

    Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsDynamic, fast paced environment. Very team oriented.

    ConsWork-life balance, sometimes forced to work into your study days

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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

    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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    TW has very talent employees....but lack of work/life balance!!!

    Actuarial Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGood learning opportunities, nice working environment

    ConsPoor compensation...and no balance for work/life

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

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    Great company

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsFlex work schedule. Great people to work with. Overall great environment

    ConsThe only issue I had was location and parking situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany values are great. I would definitely try and work on promotions from within. Overall advancement on employees.

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

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    Great Place

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

    ProsTW is challenging work place with great clients and good people. Great research and new ideas are welcome.

    Constoo few office/work spaces for everyone because of growth

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

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    Investment consulting department

    Investment Consultant (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent family of intelligent people

    ConsNone that I consider worth mentioning

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus needed on sustainable investments. No harm in considering Impact investing / Micro-credit.

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

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    Great company, great managers

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    ProsTop-notch learning and development opportunities
    They take care of their people
    Ensures people are taken care of by really caring people managers

    ConsNeeds to review their benefits packages, especially for shared services employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, and maintain the "connection" with your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK Company after the merge...

    Technical Associate (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsWork from home allowed.
    Flexible with life and work schedule.
    Lots of branch offices in the U.S. and can transfer.

    ConsAfter merge with Perrin, it became too corporate.
    Top Heavy
    Too cheap with training and no room to move
    Too high of medical out of expense

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfactory but not challenging

    Investment Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood colleagues and working environment. This is very important because you are able to ask senior people for advice and stressful moments are infrequent. Competitive basic package.

    ConsRigid structures mean that the job can be very monotonous. Also there are very little performance rewards/penalties to differentiate in employee performance.
    Structure seems top heavy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to make more effort to be offering varied, challenging work to junior employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPension plan to go along with 401k

    Conslow pay and promotions are done by years of experience and not skill level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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