Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 284 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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3.3 284 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

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66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Employee Survey Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

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

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

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than 5 years

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

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

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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Stable Company, Sub-par middle management

Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsMany experienced colleagues who are very willing to share their knowledge

ConsNot much room for professional growth
Poor communication from middle management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsVery client focused, constantly generating revenue

ConsIn certain positions there are no room for growth. The merge is not fully complete, still feels like it's two companies instead of one.

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

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Rocky place to work, Nice surroundings, great training, lack of follow-up

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

I have been working at Towers Watson for more than 3 years

ProsSome can make it to other jobs, the working environment is pleasant as far as the building as it is new and the desks are large, great people on the teams

ConsNo concern for the people who work there, fear is used as an incentive, no marketing plans, everything is done on a wing and a prayer. You are not looked at for advancement unless you have been buttering up the supervisors or have another type of connection. Great work means nothing. There is never a safe feeling and there is no idea in management about how the process really works. Supervisors are not licensed and can offer little help. No forward thinking, just jump in the water and see what hapens

Advice to Senior ManagementUse great project management and SWOT on your projects, people should not be advanced unless they have the education and experience. Think the campaigns through to the end. Use focus groups more often. The Benefit Advisors experience guide you. Use background checks on everyone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good to company for learning opportunities

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsAutonomy in working style
Great learning opportunities
No geographical limitation in terms of choosing your work place

ConsNot very robust people system in place
Non competitive salaries for initial levels
No work life balance during peak seasons

Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance can be better managed during peak season for better engagement

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

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Good place to start right off of college

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsThe people here are really smart and are always willing to help.

ConsLow base salary. There also is no growth internally. The benefits here are also not great.

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

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Good place to start

Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsWhen I first started, there were a lot of great people to learn from. Collaborating with others frequently quickens learning and development.

ConsSalaries are the same across office regions. Senior sellers leaving the company at an alarming rate. As a result work is becoming harder to come by.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job at retaining senior people who land big projects.

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

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Pretty Good

Communication and Change Management Analyst (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Towers Watson full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work-life balance, great team, smart people. Good growth opportunity.

ConsLower salary than competitors. Not as easy to move between practices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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