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Willis Towers Watson Reviews

Updated 21 July, 2017
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Pros
  • Best company to provide work life balance (in 128 reviews)

  • Managers have a grown up attitude and are more than happy for you to work from home (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • It can be tricky to maintain work / life balance (in 134 reviews)

  • can be exposed to long hours of work or shifting schedules; uncertain career path (in 75 reviews)

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  1. "No work life balance during peak season"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff is young and friendly

    Cons

    Billable hours hard to achieve


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Interesting work, no work/life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start out and gain new skills.
    Good exam support and general training.
    Highly intelligent and motivated co-workers who are willing to train on the job.
    Fun office environment. Lots of events to take part in, and friendly co-workers.
    Flexible hours; doesn't matter when you leave/come in, as long as you meet your billable goals.
    Pay is so-so. Easy to advance in pay quickly if you can pass exams, but pay levels off once you are designated.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Expect minimum 45 hours per week, sometimes 60 or more.
    Unrealistic billable hour targets.
    Demotivating, because performance considered high elsewhere is only average here.
    Very stressful due to competing client demands, need to balance your time.
    Strong push to reduce hours to meet budgets, but very difficult to do the work in this time, which creates stress.
    Steep learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your biggest asset. Stop trying to squeeze every hour you can from them until they are forced to leave, and start thinking long-term. You spend so much time and money training them, but then create an environment that very few can stay in long-term.

    Willis Towers Watson Response

    5 Nov, 2014 – Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your positive comments about the working environment and our associates. I will pass on your comments about billable hours and targets.


  3. "Great experience. Loved the people and the firm."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and work with smart individuals who also make work enjoyable

    Cons

    the job had long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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  5. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Placement Specialist in Dallas, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity here is very good

    Cons

    Unorganized at times but improving

    Advice to Management

    continue to integrate two companies


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly yet hardworking office environment.
    Everyone is keen to take out 5 minutes to explain a concept to you.

    Cons

    Having to travel down to London for training purposes.


  7. "actuarial analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities
    Learning
    Helps you develop leader for future

    Cons

    Exhaustive work pressure
    Pay on a lower side as compared to the amount of work


  8. "WTW Investments - Excellent culture, individuals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, supportive culture, very smart people, flat organisational structure, full CFA support with excellent study day package

    Cons

    Management focuses too much on the fiduciary business, internal processes need improvement, basic IT systems


  9. "Benefit Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and great coworkers!

    Cons

    Uncertainty about company growth and getting harder to advance


  10. "Senior CSR Client Lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Willis Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough shift variations.


  11. "Good company with best management and great work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Predictive Model Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Predictive Model Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training for fresher
    Good increment and growth
    Colleagues and management are supportive.

    Cons

    Frankly you can say I am lucky...
    But I do not have any complains about the WTW


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