Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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  1. Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organized very professional , great structure for the first few weeks, training documents and orientations.

    Cons

    Haven't seen any cons yet do you want me to write something that's 20 words or more it's a con but there aren't any that I've seen so far.

    Advice to Management

    Good management

  2. Work hard to be rewarded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retirement Actuarial Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varied opportunities available
    Great people
    Great study support and professional development

    Cons

    Often needed to work long hours

  3. First year programme in London provides candidates with a

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Spring Programmer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spring Programmer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Senior employees are knowledgeable and easy to approach
    -The firm ranks first in pension consulting
    - Relaxed culture with human hours
    - Provides you with an indepth outlook towards financial pension industry

    Cons

    - The programme is short compared to other competitors
    - There is a lack of hands-on experience in terms of the content covered
    - The firm pays graduates considerably less even when compared to their closest competitors

    Advice to Management

    The content of the spring programme should be extended ti provide candidates with the experience required to stack up to those who intern at other firms.

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  5. Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Staffing is an ongoing issue

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    Lead Benfits Systems Administrator

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

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Low pay, high stress and no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, assign fewer clients.

  7. Account Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - District of Columbia in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great reputation/brand
    Decent salary
    Collaborative
    Training opportunities
    Making a big shift in focus moving to exchanges - exciting time to be part of the firm

    Cons

    No formal training/onboarding
    Lots of currently changes in leadership
    Performance objectives aren't very clear
    Work/life balance - working mothers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you continue to maintain your brand and practice what you preach to your clients - stay the path and you'll continue to excel

  8. Good company for diligent workers

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

    I worked at Towers Watson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, and fun environment to work in depending on your team.

    Cons

    Vanity (though as a consultant or anyone who faces clients, you are subconsciously judged on your professional attire and how groomed you are, so this is not specific to TW).

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and treating them with dignity and integrity.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Benefit Advisor

    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Benefit Advisor in Richardson, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work, strong emphasis on training, clear management policies

    Cons

    Short lunches, uncertain employment status when enrollment season isn't close, lack of control over schedule

  10. Good career development for talented people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work with smart people, locally and internationally
    As long as the work get done it doesn't matter where you do it, quite flexible
    Great career opportunity with international exposure as long as you show potential

    Cons

    The junior salary is not up to par consider all the overtime involved. If you do not constantly seek out your personal development, you will soon be devoured by the workload and lose what you aim for.

    Advice to Management

    Don't set unachievable goal for the business , we all know goals have to be SMART. Take the employee survey results and act on it

  11. Unable to synergize

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Bloomington, MN (US)

    I worked at Towers Watson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to occasionally work from home (although not an explicit WFH site).

    Cons

    Training and team synergy suffers.

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