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Aon Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.2 327 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case

Greg Case

(161 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is unheard of unless you are a Senior Broker or in the Energy Group(in 23 reviews)

  • Good work environment and good growing opportunities(in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no room for advancement(in 5 reviews)

  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge(in 5 reviews)

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    A talented group with some exceptional leaders.

    Broker (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsCapable leaders.
    Great people.
    Quality work for clients.
    The industry leader.

    ConsIt's big and needs to utilise all it's resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe more people know you the better it will be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok place to work

    Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsFlexible benefits, good support for junior staff

    Consconfusing corporate structure, distant leaderhsip

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood work-life balance, friendly office culture

    Consstarting salary not on par with industry competitors

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    Decent enough company, average for the sector

    Consultant (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsIt's a lot better than stacking shelves!

    ConsWhy not start you own company instead?

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoving corporate HQ to London sounds good, but actually involves very few people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good US focus, UK still WIP

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosstrong capital base. well funded

    Consfeels strategy is WIP. Ensure you are in one of the 'focus' divisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementTown Halls work well

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

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    Overall good place to work but beware of powerful HR

    Reinsurance Broker (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsLeader in the field, excellent people, prestige. There are specialist departments dealing with all conceivable aspects of reinsurance so you are likely to find something you really enjoy.

    ConsMy career at Aon Benfield was effectively ruined and cut short by the HR department. Their meddling, imposing and never-ending BS made my life miserable. In the end, they ignored my excellent reviews and great performance and tried to dismiss me unfairly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestrain the control and interference of HR executives. It is a widely shared view across the City that HR know absolutely nothing about the real business of a company and can only be a burden on a broker's performance and ability to do business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Good people, terrible culture and values

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood people
    Good work life balance

    ConsCulture and values are non existent
    Virtually unknown outside of the industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff and do something about their concerns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Change change change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsImproving brand, strong market presence, some unique capabilities, good teams in areas

    ConsRelentness organisational change, poor systems, lack of clear career paths

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on a few initiatives that really matter. People matter

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic Environment

    Analytics (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsExposure to talented brokers. Exceptional in market awareness and getting deals done.
    Get a market wide view of events.
    Looks good on your CV.

    ConsNo one to teach you. You are on your own.
    Everyone has their own agenda. (ie everyone wants to be a broker and the management of the team does not) Good actuaries leave the team one way or another.
    Not a place for an Actuary to start a career. There are no famous actuaries in the team.
    Within analytics it can be unprofessional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSort out Analytics. GC has some famous names. Willis has actuaries integrated with the broking team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company beginning to pull together and ready to out perform competitors

    Director (Current Employee) City of London, England

    ProsGreat sense of momentum building with the move of Corporate HQ to London and the prospect of a new building. Good senior management team with clear vision for what they want to achieve. Real sense of purpose building and some great policies being put in place.

    ConsSome areas still exhibit the old opt out culture but this is being eradicated

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going on the same track!

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

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