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Towers Watson Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.3 332 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Towers Watson CEO John Haley

John Haley

(166 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I like that they focus a lot on employee health and work/ life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Smart professionals, great working environment and work/life balance (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance (there is none) - Long hours/weekend work (in 40 reviews)

  • No work life balance during peak seasons (in 8 reviews)

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    Ok

    Client Technology Associate (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsNice people to work with, multicultural atmosphere

    ConsLong hours, no work - life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee's are not treated as individuals with lives and families. There is more to life than profit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Merger very slow - many people unmotivated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood benefits and work life balance

    ConsLots of senor management haven't got a clue. Very much 'grade' orientated - you have to be a certain grade to have ceratin knowledge shared with you - very old fashioned approach

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually show an interest in your staf and appreciate that for many ex Towers Perrin staff in the UK this feels like a takeover

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsFlex work schedule. Great people to work with. Overall great environment

    ConsThe only issue I had was location and parking situation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany values are great. I would definitely try and work on promotions from within. Overall advancement on employees.

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

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    Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsTW is challenging work place with great clients and good people. Great research and new ideas are welcome.

    Constoo few office/work spaces for everyone because of growth

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

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    Great company, great managers

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    ProsTop-notch learning and development opportunities
    They take care of their people
    Ensures people are taken care of by really caring people managers

    ConsNeeds to review their benefits packages, especially for shared services employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, and maintain the "connection" with your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very solid organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    Pros- intellectual capital
    - company values
    - flexibility to work from home
    - offices around the world.
    - good career opportunities if you are a consultant and if you have all actuarial credentials.

    Cons- compensation is not attractive compared to competitors
    - vacation, sick leave and paid time off benefits are mediocre
    - operations teams are often not remunerated well and have very limited career opportunities within the organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementBegin using some of the advice you provide to your clients in house.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Beware of Backstabbing Managers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Taguig (Philippines)

    ProsAbove average pay, mid-year and performance bonuses. HR training and support is great

    ConsUptight management with malicious intentions towards subordinates, creating illusions of non-existent pressure. Beware of managers that bad mouth their peers behind their backs to the higher ups just so, they will look good especially, managers who are former employees of TW that got hired back again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK Company after the merge...

    Technical Associate (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsWork from home allowed.
    Flexible with life and work schedule.
    Lots of branch offices in the U.S. and can transfer.

    ConsAfter merge with Perrin, it became too corporate.
    Top Heavy
    Too cheap with training and no room to move
    Too high of medical out of expense

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPension plan to go along with 401k

    Conslow pay and promotions are done by years of experience and not skill level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, not very up to speed on technology

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    ProsBenefits are good. There are very little management training offered to the managers.

    ConsThe roles are not well defined in the organization. Managers need to develop their skills in management.

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