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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 328 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(164 ratings)

66% 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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    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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    Great for those who are starting out

    Senior Analyst (Current Employee) Reigate, England

    ProsWorking with people who have a wealth of experience in the field
    Everyone is very helpful
    Most people are easy to work with

    ConsPeople complain about salaries
    People move to other firms as they provide better salaries
    Management does not seem to do anything about attrition

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview salaries and make adjustments to address the attrition rate

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

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    Employee Survey Analyst (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsEarly exposure to clients including true client relationship management over the course of a project in person, via email and on the phone.

    Some senior consultants are very collaborative and help analysts develop as better advisors to clients which includes involving analysts in survey design and results roll-out (including presentation to executive leadership).

    ConsLong hours during the busier periods (usually July to December) which can be as long as 15 hours straight and weekend overtime. This is all unpaid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter transparency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The times are a changin!

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Reigate, England

    ProsVariety of work, flexibility to manage own work loads and good clients generally.

    ConsTargets, targets and more targets combined with requirement to charge for everything, open brown nosing and open 'sucking up' to move ahead, lack of collaboration and competition with colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou lost the Watson Wyatt culture and sold your souls to rampant individualism, rewarding same and similar behaviours and suppressing difference. A good place to learn and then move on, but not a nice place to work and try make a difference in the finish.

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

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    Ok

    Client Technology Associate (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsNice people to work with, multicultural atmosphere

    ConsLong hours, no work - life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee's are not treated as individuals with lives and families. There is more to life than profit.

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

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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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    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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    Good company, not very up to speed on technology

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    ProsBenefits are good. There are very little management training offered to the managers.

    ConsThe roles are not well defined in the organization. Managers need to develop their skills in management.

     

    Reseracher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can learn a lot from knowledgeable industry experts.

    ConsPay is below comparable opportunities.

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOne of the prominent companies in the space

    Conswork-life balance could be improved

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