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Aon Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
411 Reviews
3.3
411 Reviews
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Aon President, CEO, and Director Greg Case
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is okay work life balance just depending on who you work under in the company (in 29 reviews)

  • Depending on position, flexible schedules or work from home opportunities are great (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Do the right thing always but sometimes work life balance can be a challenge (in 8 reviews)

  • There is very little room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Jolly Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good offices, good benefits

    Cons

    Diseconomies of scale. Too big, loss in translation.
    Loss of teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more dynamic.

  2.  

    Business Development Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aon

    Pros

    work with good teams of people across the company

    Cons

    not all managers can manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give all managers training in being a manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Risk Consultant

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    Current Employee - Risk Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Risk Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working conditions, autonomy, reasonable working hours.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from senior management, low salary and benefits, lack of career evolutions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    What do you want?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Aon full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The UK office is a great place to start your career or get really wide range of experience in insurance broking. Aon has a number of market leading accounts and colleagues. If you want to work at a large broker, it is great.

    Cons

    Non-financial KPIs are terrible. Time sheets, data capture, replication of non-client work, compliance - all imposed on the workers and avoided by the more senior staff. Definitely an 'us and them' culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your hands dirty and really understand what you are asking your staff to do - it's unreasonable and unworkable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Aon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible benefits, good support for junior staff

    Cons

    confusing corporate structure, distant leaderhsip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    graduate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    good work-life balance, friendly office culture

    Cons

    starting salary not on par with industry competitors

  8.  

    Decent enough company, average for the sector

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Aon full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a lot better than stacking shelves!

    Cons

    Why not start you own company instead?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving corporate HQ to London sounds good, but actually involves very few people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good US focus, UK still WIP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aon

    Pros

    strong capital base. well funded

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Town Halls work well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good place to work but beware of powerful HR

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    Former Employee - Reinsurance Broker in London, England
    Former Employee - Reinsurance Broker in London, England

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

    Pros

    Leader 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.

    Cons

    My 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 ManagementAdvice

    Restrain 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A talented group with some exceptional leaders.

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    Current Employee - Broker in London, England
    Current Employee - Broker in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more people know you the better it will be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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