Hewitt Associates
2.9 of 5 459 reviews
www.hewittassociates.com Lincolnshire, IL 5000+ Employees

Hewitt Associates Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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2.9 459 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Hewitt Associates President & CEO Gregory C. Case

Gregory C. Case

(56 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good for candidates who are looking for a relaxed work life balance"
    in 55 reviews
  • "Flexibility - work from home abilities are what keeps a lot of folks"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work / life balance expect to work holidays"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Long hours, talk about work life balance but no balance"
    in 29 reviews
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Left hand, meet right hand...

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Hemel Hempstead, England

I have been working at Hewitt Associates

ProsAlthough I am continuously busy, I am busy in ways I have a good degree of control over. The disconnection between the rank and file and the management is such that the former are trusted to get on with it, and management only step in when things don't go right and there are complaints. It's an approach to management that suits me. Work/life balance is good, with lots of flexibility around virtual working, which saves me a fortune in petrol!

ConsI'm sure management is actually joined up at the top management level, and both hands are working together, but by the time it filters down to the shop floor it all seems to be going in multiple directions. Decisions to abandon, develop anew and license various software applications and infrastructure seem very schizophrenic in nature.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake us feel like we work for a World class company again, just like 10 years ago.

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Manager (Current Employee)
Hemel Hempstead, England

I have been working at Hewitt Associates

Prosthe best reasons for working at Hewitt Associates are Flexibility in working hours and the monetray support for professional qualifications. they also provide a study leave package which is very useful if you are motivated to complete a qualification.

ConsThe downside of working at hewitt Associates Ltd are: The lack of moral in employees (due to constant change and uncertainty about the future), heavy workload (always busy not enough people!), Senior Management making decisions without thinking them through or getting them signed off by the US, constant cost-cutting. Also, some people have too much power and are allowed to controls processes on which they should be an advisor only.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome investment is required to bring us in line with our competitors before we can compete for business and become profitable. FTE reduction is not necessarily the answer.

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Good working experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hewitt Associates

ProsInteresting. big company. Advertise attractive job description,

ConsHuge change anxiety coming off of a time of cutbacks and loffs

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Good Learning Exposure...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewitt Associates

ProsCulture, Values, No work Load...

ConsPay is not good as compared to the competitors..

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Employee friendly company

Developer Analyst (Former Employee)
Greater Noida (India)

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThis is great company I worked with. I spend 7 + years here. Very employee friendly and for woman employees its like a boon. But after merger to AON culture has been changed relatively. Work from home facility can be availed easily. Good transport.

ConsLeadership need to identify teams/groups where people can change job internally in choice of skills. Some places there are employees who are getting stale in same work/technology. They need to flourish people in new skills.

Advice to Senior Managementsame as above

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall OK experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hewitt Associates

ProsSteep learning curve, colleagues are willing to discuss and teach one another.

ConsNo clear peer review process of deliverables which creates risk for the company and also inconsistent quality of work performed for clients.

Advice to Senior ManagementThings have drastically changed since the Aon acquisition. No comments to existing leadership but hope that CEO keeps the SWAN values as key importance when recruiting consultants.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Room for advancement

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Charlotte, NC (US)

I have been working at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSet schedule Mon-Fri, Friendly enviornmentm paid training

Consbusy environment, lots of calls, unreal expectations

Advice to Senior Managementmore perks would be nice

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

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Vampires are better than that

Team Member (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I have been working at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than a year

ProsOnly the work that you is good

ConsEverything, No work-life balance, Minuscule compensation

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease pay people wht they deserve

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Changes were bad

IT Manager (Former Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL (US)

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCan work from home most of the time, but there is no recognition for excessive overtime or 24x7 support

ConsThey take advatage of people and do not recognize people for their good work. They dont' let anyone get certified.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

QA Analyst (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Hewitt Associates full-time for more than a year

ProsI worked there 2 years and really enjoyed the people and the work. Great clients.

ConsSome of the managers are not experienced as I would have liked and did not mentor well.

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