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Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
64 Reviews
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Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment depending upon the office and the manager (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of reviews have quoted an excellent work/life balance but I don't see it (in 52 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 12 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Offers great career experiences and advancement opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    TW is a high performing organisation with a collaborative culture. It attracts very smart and driven associates and provides career opportunities that stretch associates.

    Cons

    TW can sometimes be conservative with its actuarial roots and could also be more agile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more boldly in growth areas (HR software, products and annuity services) including being more aggressive on acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Drive your own career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Reigate, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Reigate, England

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

    Pros

    Great people. My team are brilliant to work with and there are some very inspiring associates throughout all regions and areas of the business. As part of HR you get to participate in initiatives such as the 'connectivity committee' which is an associate listening programme where you get to input ideas and give feedback.

    Cons

    It is a big company so you have to find your niche I suppose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge intellectual capital in the industry
    Smart colleagues who work collaboratively to help
    Flexible work/life policies
    Ease of work experiences in other countries

    Cons

    Since the Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt merger in 2010, there is more internal bureaucracy to deal with, and Lines of Business think more in silos nowadays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to more easily bring our best people and best work to our clients, regardless of who "owns" the work or client relationship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Towers Watson Response

    Oct 09, 2014Segment Lead Recruiter

    Thanks for the positive comments and constructive feedback.

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  5.  

    Great Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

    Pros

    Worldwide firm with personal recognition.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think about

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Flexibility is very important here

    Cons

    Time off could be structured better for sick time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I like working with a diverse group of employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Pension Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    I love the benefits package. They seem very reasonably priced compared to other companies. They offer both medical insurance and dental insurance.

    Cons

    The salary is low compared to work experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Towers Watson

    Pros

    Great Company, Well Respected, Training Program, Opportunity to Grow

    Cons

    Pay Low, long hours sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Motivating the Motivated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to bring disruptive innovation.

    Cons

    Long hours because new consultants were slow to hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump up the employee brand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Consultancy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, sharp, driven, colleagues. Prestige of being a preeminent HR consultancy.

    Cons

    None at the moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience. Great company with great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Intern - RxCollaborative Pharmacy Group Purchasing in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Intern - RxCollaborative Pharmacy Group Purchasing in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Towers Watson as an intern

    Pros

    The employees are all great, very helpful, patient, and hard working. Enjoyable place to work at and learn as an intern.

    Cons

    There could have been increased potential in tasks assigned.

    Recommends

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