Towers Watson
3.3 of 5 290 reviews
www.towerswatson.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.3 290 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(145 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "tight /strict deadlines, work life balance can be compromised"
    in 33 reviews
  • "No work life balance during peak seasons"
    in 7 reviews
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You will work with bright people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson

ProsVery hard-working and intelligent people. The company attracts great talent and great clients. It is a very welcoming place for young people to start their career.

ConsCompensation, work-life balance, and exposure to different departments. If you love happy hours and drinking with the boss, you will like it here. If you want to do your work and enjoy a healthy work-life balance, then reconsider. There is some favoritism to those that can blur the line between work and personal life.

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

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Great place to learn; unable to truly retain and engage

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I have been working at Towers Watson full-time

ProsPeople are great and knowledgeable and there are various opportunities to contribute and excel if you are a go-getter and work hard. Work is generally of substantial quality standards and a professional environment to be in.

ConsInability to retain key personnel and a mass exodus of talent in the recent period resulting in instability, while an unwillingless to replace staff who leave means that those left behind are stressed out with working longer hours. Compensation is subpar and employees often face nickel and diming as a result of global cost-cutting pressures.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs people are at the very core of this professional firm, to walk the talk ie cultivating and sustaining employee engagement, and demonstrating a sincere interest for the employee's well being would go a long way

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Consultant (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Towers Watson as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat Work enviornment, great office, strong leaders

ConsBusy work, long hours and small cubes

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. Enjoyed everyone's company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsSmart people, constantly changing opportunities, limitless growth potential for those who want to advance (and demonstrate the capabilities).

ConsCan be stressful, but not unlike any other professional services environment. Can have that "big company" feel when trying to manage the bureaucracy.

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Good Company overall, not all practices are equal

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I have been working at Towers Watson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsQuality company, good strategy and leadership. Many different directions and opportunities for internal career change.

ConsNot much internal training, development. Some practices are more dynamic and profitable than others.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest enough to execute on your strategy.

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

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Worst local leadership team ever

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Towers Watson

ProsIf I have to say something: Fruits for employees. This is the only thing worth saying. Nothing good comes from this company in Brazil.

ConsThe leaders have no ethics and are always trying to manipulate everything. Line managers are being promoted without any knowledge on the practice they are responsible for. I'm ashamed to have this company in my curriculum.

Advice to Senior ManagementGlobal leadership team should evaluate the local managers and apply punishment for unethical behaviors.

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Has Become A Disaster

Information Technology Manager (Current Employee)
Arlington, VA (US)

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

ProsThe pay is fine - and the ability to work remote is good. That's about all the nice things I can say.

ConsWay too many hours, not enough people. Leadership is nonexistent, but there sure are a LOT of bullies who want to be in charge of vendors. Everything must go to vendors, no internal staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Do as I say, not as I do

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Towers Watson

ProsGood training program, decent compensation

ConsLeadership, personal growth, does not listen to input from employees. Management dictates one thing, while not doing so themselves.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider treating all employees with respect, not just the ones in the "clique". If people wanted to be in a clique, they would've stayed in high school. Listen to employees who voice their concerns!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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